Isohale is the creative practice of Catherine Griffiths, an artist and researcher exploring algorithmic aesthetics and critical code in the context of machine learning ethics. She is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan with a joint appointment between the Digital Studies Institute and Taubman College School of Architecture and Urban Planning. She is also a PhD candidate in Interdisciplinary Media Arts + Practice at USC.

By creating simulations, short films, and software applications, her hybrid practice-theory-based research attempts to make palpable invisible computational forces that shape power and social dynamics. Drawing on the legacy of generative art, the recent rise in artificial intelligence, and critical theory, she seeks to contribute to an emerging arts knowledge.

Recent exhibitions include Neurones: Simulated Intelligences at Centre Pompidou, Paris, Tokyo Game Show at Geidei University, Tokyo, and Discrete Familiars at Fort Worth Arts Center, Texas. Recent publications include “Computational Vizualization for Critical Thinking”, in CITAR Journal of Science and Technology of the Arts. 

She has a BA in Fine Art from the University of the Arts London and an MArch in Architectural Design from The Bartlett, University College London.