LinuxConfAU 2018 - Art + Tech Miniconf

As part of LinuxConfAU 2018, I will be presenting a one-day, one-track "Art + Tech" Miniconf!

“Art challenges technology, and technology inspires art.” - John Lasseter

Australians have been making art for more than 30,000 years. Today technology is allowing us to expand and explode the boundaries of traditional arts and crafts in ways we never imagined. Neural networks are being used to generate novels; knitting machines are encoding data; 3-D printers have brought fabrication to the masses; and IoT devices are letting us interact with our machines. This miniconf will look at the creative ways that programmers are using technology to make things that are beautiful, interesting, and sometimes even useful.

Glitch Art by Iwan Gabovitch

Glitch Art by Iwan Gabovitch

Misprinted 3-D Batman

Misprinted 3-D Batman

My cat

My cat, using style transfer with TensorFlow

AR artwork by J. Rosenbaum

AR artwork from J. Rosenbaum's "Beyond the Binary" exhibition

Stuxnet Blanket by Jeff Donaldson

Stuxnet Blanket by Jeff Donaldson (aka Glitchaus) - for sale!

Computer-generated artwork in the style of Rembrandt

Computer-generated artwork in the style of Rembrandt from The Next Rembrandt


Where: University of Technology, Sydney
When: Tuesday, January 23, 2018


The Call for Proposals is now closed! You can see the final program here:


I'm working with the conference organisers to secure a space for an exhibition of selected projects and artworks on Monday, January 22nd, 2018. Stay tuned for details on that...

The catch:

All miniconf attendees at LCA are required to purchase a ticket for the main conference. Unfortunately there are no one-day tickets, so you'll have to buy a full one.