About

fake[dac~] is an event brand and collective with a focus on new algorithmic & digital art forms including generative ai, live coding and fully immersive audio visual experiences. fake[dac~] (pronounced fakedack) is a combination of the words "fake" and "digital to audio converter or dac~". Check out our archive At fake[dac~], we celebrate the fusion of creativity and digital innovation.
Our events typically feature:


Cutting-Edge Technology

Emphasizing computer-generated music, visuals, and the use of hardware, electronics, lighting, and generative AI. Innovative Art Forms Showcasing the latest in algorithmic art and live coding, video projection mapping and fully immersive interactive installations. Immersive Experience Witness the spontaneity of live-created music and visuals we always create a captivating environment for audiences with interactive and engaging installations.


Audio Visual Art

Audiovisual performances in creative coding blend sound and visual art, creating an immersive sensory experience. Artists utilize advanced tools for sound design and music production, along with visual effects software for video manipulation and synchronization with sound. This integration results in captivating performances that combine rich audio with synchronized visual elements, offering audiences an immersive artistic experience.


Live coding & algorave

Live coding and Algoraves blend music, coding, and digital culture, where performers, or 'algoravers,' interactively code music and visuals in real-time, akin to playing an instrument. This form creates a unique, algorithm-driven audiovisual experience, fostering a dynamic electronic music community and redefining performance art boundaries.


Fully immersive installations

Fully immersive audio-visual installations blend advanced technology and art, creating environments that respond to audience interaction through computer vision and sensors. These interactive spaces evolve with audience movement, offering a unique experience where visual and auditory elements dynamically change, blurring the lines between digital and physical realms and immersing visitors in augmented reality and interactive storytelling.


Hardware and Electronics

In audiovisual performance and installations, the use of open-source tools like Arduino and LEDs has transformed artistic creation. Arduino allows for intricate control of various electronic components, creating dynamic environments where sound and light interplay. LEDs add vibrancy and responsiveness to these setups, reacting to music and audience interaction. This open-source approach encourages collaborative innovation among artists, leading to immersive experiences that blend technology with artistic expression.


Creative coding

Creative coding merges art with technology, using programming for artistic expression. This innovative field utilizes languages like Python and JavaScript and platforms like Processing for visual and interactive art. It emphasizes exploration and experimentation, with artists and designers using code to create unique patterns and media forms, transforming coding into a canvas for creative exploration and pushing digital media's boundaries.


Generative AI

Generative AI, including Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs), agent systems, and emergent systems, marks a significant shift in AI, moving from problem-solving to creative expression. It enables the creation of diverse and realistic content, from images and deepfakes to music and text. GANs are particularly effective in creating lifelike synthetic data, while agent and emergent systems simulate complex behaviors and patterns, mirroring natural phenomena. This evolution in AI not only enhances its capabilities but also revolutionizes creative and scientific fields, providing deep insights into the natural world and the possibilities of AI-driven creativity.


Emergence

In the current art landscape, the emergence of computational creativity marks a shift from traditional art creation to an approach where art is algorithmically 'grown', significantly altering the artist's role. Artists now act more as guides or curators, setting initial parameters and allowing AI to evolve their work in unpredictable ways. This process often leads to unexpected, intricate, and complex outputs, redefining the artist's involvement from direct creation to conceptualizing and interpreting these emergent results. This evolution in art creation blurs the lines of traditional authorship and creativity, positioning artists at the nexus of technology and art, as they navigate new possibilities unlocked by AI and computational processes.


Meet the team

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LUIS SANZ

Founder & lead curator