We’re huge fans of rAndom International. Founded in 2005 by Stuart Wood, Florian Ortkrass and Hannes Koch, with the intention of exploring the behaviour of humans and how they interact, they create artworks and installations using raw fragments of artificial intelligence to encourage relationships between the converging worlds of the animate and inanimate.
Often using light and movement for their experimentation, the Rain Room at the Barbican gained world-wide recognition. The group also created an installation called Future Self which captures movement in light creating a three-dimensional sculpture that reacts to the gestures of those surrounding it.
At Here 2013, Stuart charted the studio’s longstanding interest in playing off human interaction, spoke about the challenges of balancing the artist and the coder inside him and gave us some insights into the Rain Room project.