The artist-led digital programme at the Serpentine Galleries proposes critical and interdisciplinary perspectives on the role of emerging technologies. Challenging and reshaping the role that technology can play in our culture and society as part of the Serpentine's ongoing commitment to supporting new experiments in art and technology. The programme develops contemporary artworks with artists that focuses our attention on emerging technologies as a medium, a tool or a topic that can operate beyond the gallery walls.


The foundations of the programme are located in a sophisticated R&D platform that explores, interrogates and experiments with the most advanced technologies of our day, from artificial intelligence to blockchain - together with artists, the Serpentine seeks to chart a course that tells an alternative story of the role of technologies in our collective future on earth and beyond.

Hito Steyerl
Actual RealityOS

Hito Steyerl, Actual RealityOS
Application for mobile devices, Design by Ayham Ghraowi, Developed by Ivaylo Getov, Luxloop, 3D data visualisation by United Futures

An open source augmented reality tool for data visualisation and personal testimony that charts extreme inequality in the UK.

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An open source augmented reality tool for data visualisation and personal testimony that charts extreme inequality in the UK.

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Jakob Kudsk Steensen
The Deep Listener

Jakob Kudsk Steensen, The Deep Listener, 2019 AR Visualisations and Screenshots. Image: courtesy of the artist
Jakob Kudsk Steensen, The Deep Listener, 2019. Installation view. Photo: Fiona Hanson

A mixed reality ecological trail through the Serpentine’s local ecosystem to see and hear its species. The first Serpentine Augmented Architecture commission in collaboration with Google Arts & Culture and Sir David Adjaye OBE.

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A mixed reality ecological trail through the Serpentine’s local ecosystem to see and hear its species. The first Serpentine Augmented Architecture commission in collaboration with Google Arts & Culture and Sir David Adjaye OBE.

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Jenna Sutela
I Magma

Jenna Sutela, I Magma & I Magma App, 2019. Photo: Prallan Allsten/Moderna Museet
Jenna Sutela, I Magma App, 2019. Screenshot inside app: courtesy of the artist
Jenna Sutela, I Magma App, 2019. Screenshot inside app: courtesy of the artist
Jenna Sutela, I Magma App, 2019. Screenshot inside app: courtesy of the artist
Jenna Sutela, I Magma App, 2019. Image: Ralph Pritchard/Serpentine Galleries
Jenna Sutela, I Magma App, 2019. Image: Ralph Pritchard/Serpentine Galleries

A machine oracle for alternative forms of intelligence developed in collaboration with Memo Akten, Allison Parrish and Black Shuck. Co-commissioned by Serpentine Galleries and Moderna Museet, 2019.

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A machine oracle for alternative forms of intelligence developed in collaboration with Memo Akten, Allison Parrish and Black Shuck. Co-commissioned by Serpentine Galleries and Moderna Museet, 2019.

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Suzanne Treister
From SURVIVOR (F) to The Escapist BHST (Black Hole Spacetime)

Suzanne Treister, From SURVIVOR (F) to The Escapist BHST (Black Hole Spacetime) publication & The Escapist BHST (Black Hole Spacetime) Web AR. All works are courtesy of the artist, Annely Juda Fine Art London and P.P.O.W. Gallery New York

Drawing on current research in artificial intelligence, cosmology and theoretical physics, a newly commissioned book and web AR work explores the possibilities of inter-dimensional time-travel, consciousness and the singularity.

Drawing on current research in artificial intelligence, cosmology and theoretical physics, a newly commissioned book and web AR work explores the possibilities of inter-dimensional time-travel, consciousness and the singularity.