exploring pattern and process everywhere
interrogating the technological
articulating space through sound
poetic ear, meticulous eye
towards an ethics for the age of the algorithm
Together with Manu Luksch, Mukul Patel directs London-based Ambient Information Systems, where they have been developing investigative tools, responsive environments and participatory processes since 2001. Patel’s arts practice is strongly informed by the music of North India and 1960s conceptual practice. He composes extensively for contemporary film and dance (Isaac Julien, Bayerisches Staatsballet, Ballet de l’Opéra de Lyon); his writing includes two film scripts voiced by Tilda Swinton (Faceless, 2006; Dreams Rewired, 2015) and a children’s book on mathematics (We’ve Got Your Number, 2013). Currently, he is consulting on the sound infrastructure of a supertall building by Santiago Calatrava, developing a book on significant scientific experiments, and investigating the ethical issues around AI and algorithmic management of human societies.