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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.

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 in Paris, ‘Geidai Games 01’ at Geidei University in Tokyo, and ‘Discrete Familiars’ at Fort Worth Arts Center in Texas. Recent publications include ‘Computational Vizualization for Critical Thinking’, in CITAR Journal of Science and Technology of the Arts. Forthcoming publications include ‘Cinematic Data Visualization’ in Design and Science, Bloomsbury Academic Press in 2022, and ‘Situatedness: A Critical Data Visualisation Practice’ in Prospectives Journal, Issue 3, The Bartlett School of Architecture.

She has a BA in Fine Art from Camberwell College, the University of the Arts London, an MArch in Architectural Design from The Bartlett, University College London, and a PhD in Interdisciplinary Media Arts + Practice at the University of Southern California. 

Email catgriff@umich.edu