A small Japanese vase of blackened bronze with a polished surface.

mood: dawoud bey on transcending difference: “no matter your position, inside or outside, it’s about intention.”

watching: radiograph of a family. 2020. norway/iran/switzerland. directed by firouzeh khosrovani.

listening to: paper planes by M.I.A

working on: a response to beyond story study group #1, from my perspective as a former film commissioner, now filmmaker on an AI research team

thinking about: books like the sensual home by ilse crawford and house rules: an architect’s guide to modern life by deborah berke

want to see more: objects from sophie buhai

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paris, view from centre pompidou, 2011 © eva kozanecka

mood: something has to change

reading: anatomy of the studio visit from pablo helguera

watching: homecoming: a placeless place, commissioned by scarborough museums trust, in response to a selection of replies from the general public in Scarborough to a public call out in August 2020, asking the question, ‘what does home mean to you?’

listening to: there’s a possibility by lykke li

thinking about: how strongly the music of lykke li takes me back to 2011: an edit room in new york, wrapping a commercial for microsoft, my colleagues talking about how I was leaving the advertising business to study french in vermont. then, me going to france to make movies

working on: the garden project, and sketches for climate-related AI experiments


Sheffield DocFest x Beyond Story Study Group

mood: “when and why did story become today’s pre-eminent mode for documentary? what gets lost when storied structures prevail?” via world records journal

reading: an ultraviole(n)t border by ersela kripa & stephen mueller (thanks, shelby doyle)

watching: call my agent! (via netflix), it’s in french, cynical and witty

listening to: avril 14th by aphex twins (via youtube)

thinking about: shade equity and site perspectives, after listening in to to student presentations on accessible dwelling units (ADUs) and machine learning at SCI-Arc. the class is part of a research effort supported by google’s artists + machine intelligence program.

working on: a lightning talk on how i work with artist communities at google research

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source: how to rewild your garden

mood: four-season gardens and piet oudolf

reading: (1) bravey: chasing dreams, befriending pain and other big ideas by alexi pappas

watching: the family album by alan berliner (more about the film)

listening to: don’t let the sun go down on me by george michael and elton john

working on: immersive research field-guide (see last week); proposal for driving the human

thinking about: rewilding the planet, one garden at a time

what’s this? a weekly post to share what’s on my mind. leave a note, ask a question, say hello: kozanecka@gmail.com


“Pay attention, motherfuckers.” Bruce Nauman. 1973

mood: pay attention, motherfuckers

reading: (1) harun farocki: working on the sightlines edited by thomas elsaesser (2) the inland sea by madeleine watts

watching: terra femme by courtney stephens

listening to: you are everything by the stylistics

working on: a manual on creative approaches to image, sound and form inspired by documentary film practices for user experience researchers

thinking about: eyal weizman (founding director, forensic architecture) on open verification and an aesthetic commons; check out his conversation with martine syms on her new-ish podcast, mirror with a memory, in episode 6: power

want to see more: research grants for documentary filmmakers (thx, catapult film fund)

what’s this? a weekly post to answer questions no one’s asking. leave a note, ask a question, say hello: kozanecka@gmail.com


Hello. Welcome to May, and a monthly newsletter from Artists + Machine Intelligence.

In the past year, we’ve experimented with formats to keep you, dear readers, informed of program news. We’re restarting this monthly newsletter to share what we’re up to. Let us know what you’d like to see more or less of in the comments below.

This month, as I sit to write this newsletter, I am surrounded by magazine cut-outs and clippings.

Has anyone else succumbed to the calm of collage?

My manner of collage is very much a manual one: cut-up, tape-down, pin-up. It’s far, far from…


Hello. Welcome to April, and a monthly newsletter from Artists + Machine Intelligence.

In the past year, we’ve experimented with formats to keep you, dear readers, informed of program news. We’re restarting this monthly newsletter to share what we’re up to. Let us know what you’d like to see more or less of in the comments below.

The world feels different this month. It’s my fifth week of working from home in Brooklyn, New York. …


Welcome to a monthly newsletter from Artists + Machine Intelligence

Hello, and welcome to March, and a monthly newsletter from Artists + Machine Intelligence. In the past year, we’ve experimented with formats to keep you, dear readers, informed of program news. We’re restarting this monthly newsletter to share what we’re up to. Let us know what you’d like to see more or less of in the comments below.

Last month, I had the pleasure of speaking at the Met on ways we might advance art-making through AI and open access. Archives, personal or otherwise, are a foundational material in art practices leveraging machine learning, and I was excited to participate…


Update (October 2019): This role has been filled.

Hi! I am hiring a creative producer to support the production of multidisciplinary projects (film, print, and digital) on a research and strategy team at Google AI.

Some of you know, I co-lead an art-based research effort at Google called Artists + Machine Intelligence (AMI). With AMI, we support artists and researchers exploring creative applications of A.I. technologies with grants (for artists and faculty researchers) and community programming.

Since 2015, Artists + Machine Intelligence (AMI) has supported artists and researchers exploring creative applications of A.I. technologies. Exhibition Design: Luke Williams/Bone NYC

This effort is part of a larger research and strategy team within Google AI responsible for designing and narrating strategies of emerging technologies. We…


From 2015 to 2018, I developed and led a video program at The Museum of Modern Art. When I joined MoMA in December 2014, its YouTube channel had just over 35,000 subscribers, but this Spring, it nears 250,000. It is the largest museum-led arts channel, and it continues to acquire subscribers at a monthly rate at least twice as great as other museums, and equal to non-museum arts & culture channels like Dazed Media’s Nowness and Vice’s The Creators Project.

I left MoMA in May 2018 (with the channel nearing 180,000 subs; more on why later), and in leaving, I’ve…

Eva Kozanecka

Filmmaker, producer, strategist @ Google Research. Formerly MoMA, Google Creative Lab. Views my own.

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