The third edition of the OneBeat Virtual program convened 35 OneBeat Fellows from 23 countries & in an 8-week online residency.
If behind the screens is our here and now, as we collectively wade into a speculative future, how do we play along, adapt and stay curious about the intersection of our real and virtual worlds? As we emerge from the cocoons of our pandemic lives and reconnect we are met with subjects of deep inquiry. Is the Metaverse the next generation of our shared reality? Can a digital space ever be a neutral location? What are the values to consider in the context of AI assisted digital art making?
OneBeat Virtual #3 embraced a stream of questions based on online participation, trust, virtual communication, and shared values to explore the boundaries of what an online community of artists can be. The gap of glitches, the unheard muted echoes, and the feedback loops locked up in lines of 1’s and 0’s inspired us to reimagine virtual soundscapes, social interaction and the mystical language of machines.
This mixtape shares the creative output from our OneBeat Virtual #3 Fellows. More work can be experienced at www.1beat.org/onebeat-virtual-gallery.
Listen below via Bandcamp: