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Jerrold McGrath

Managing Directorat UKAI Projects
Banff, Alberta,
Focus area: Analog, Augmented Reality, Cultural Practices, Social Practice, Design, STEAM, Pedagogy, Education, Systems, Writing, Literature, Poetry

I am the program lead for Goethe-Institut Toronto’s two-year Algorithmic Culture series. I am a former program director at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and Artscape Launchpad. I currently serve as managing director at UKAI Projects and founder at Ferment AI.
I focus on cross-sector collaborations around issues of broad social concern such as artificial intelligence, equity in response to COVID-19, hope and hopelessness, and the digital diaspora. My creative practice explores the ways we are organized by the world.
I am a BMW Foundation Responsible Leader, and an Ambassador for Berlin’s STATE Festival.
I am currently writing my first book, In Praise of Disorder.