Catherine GriffithsAssistant Professor of Architecture
Catherine Griffiths is a media artist, designer, and researcher exploring critical code and algorithmic aesthetics in the context of machine learning ethics. By creating simulations, short films, and software applications, her hybrid practice-theory-based creative research attempts to make palpable invisible computational forces that shape power and social dynamics. Drawing on the legacy of generative art, the recent rise in artificial intelligence, and critical theory, she seeks to contribute to an emerging arts knowledge. As an Annenberg Fellow, she is a Ph.D. candidate in Interdisciplinary Media Arts at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. She received her MArch in Architectural Design from The Bartlett, University College London, and her BA in Fine Art from Camberwell College, University of the Arts London. Her research has been exhibited in the Centre Pompidou, Paris, and published in the Journal of Digital Culture and Society and the Journal of Science and Technology of the Arts. Today she is an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan with a joint appointment between Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning and the Digital Studies Institute.