Djinns X Jam
A SERIES OF CREATIVE HACKATHONS
AROUND THE THEME OF FUTURISM
COME TOGETHER TO EXPERIMENT WITH VISUAL TOOLS AND COLLABORATE ON CREATING FUTURISTIC NARRATIVES.
At our first "Djinns X Jam," we explore Climate change through the lens of Futurism, imagining a future society with storytelling & world-building.
DAY 01 | AI CONVERSATION
> AI + ART JAM
A dialogue amongst key stakeholders in the new wave of AI Art to grasp how the artistic communities in South Asia can understand and embrace this technology as they step into a new future.
Saad Z. Hossain
Pinar Seyhan Demirdag
DAY 02 | WORKSHOPS
Four selected creators with their creative buddies underwent a day of training in using various AI tools and creating climate narratives.
> GENERATIVE AI BY
Aalap Davjekar, our AI-facilitator led the workshops on Generative AI.
Aalap’s expertise lies at the crossroads of emerging tech & art, using cutting-edge deep learning models like Stable Diffusion & MidJourney to create stunning new media art, animation, and design.
> STORY TELLING FOR CLIMATE FUTURES BY ALINA GUFRAN
Alina Gufran, our story facilitator, led a workshop on Storytelling For Climate Futures.
Alina’s expertise lies in creative development and exploring the complexities of female identity and its various schisms through her fiction and non-fiction. Her work has been featured in publications such as Livemint, Himal South Asian, and The Swaddle.
DAY 03 | EXHIBITION
The day culminated with a presentation of all the developed narratives, followed by a peer review session.
Creators from other communities were invited to be a part of the presentations and a mixer event with food and music, to interact with the participants about their thought experiments and offer them peer-review.
> AI PLAYGROUND HACKATHON
Imagine a future where humanity has recognized and dismantled the economic system that caused the climate crisis, and collectivist societies have emerged as a successful alternative to neoliberalism.
On the Konkan coast, one such society was spared from being submerged, resulting in them turning to eco-spiritualism.
Here, the youth are encouraged to express themselves through fashion, as a reflection of their connection to the environment and local mythology. They come together to document their culture and pay respects to their histories in this piece.
> THREADS OF TIME
by Eeshita Kapadiya and Prabhakar Duwarah
> SKIN DEEP
by Aastha Singh and Ishan Hendre
The piece explores scenarios of what could happen when climate change forces humanity to evolve.
What if human beings used designer drugs to accelerate the power of their skin’s capability to withstand the climate change crisis?
Skin Deep imagined a world where these drugs led to a synthesis of human DNA with that of plants. Human skin began to adopt elements from animals and plants to adapt to the rapidly deteriorating environment.
> A MURDER OF CROWS
by Sarat Rao and Adhir Vaddadi
Crows are curious, highly intelligent, playful beings, and they’re all around us. In a world that is deteriorating due to climate change caused by human action, what would happen if these crows decided to take matters into their own claws? What if they tried to take over the world to save it from being destroyed by us humans?
These are the speculative thoughts central to the journey that is ‘Murder Of Crows’, a piece that is reflective of how human pride and greed ignore the plight of the world we live in. It is a multi-modal art project that intends to combine text, art (AI and human), and music.
> SONG OF EXTINCTION
by Anupam Mahajan
It highlights the often-overlooked consequences of species extinction of trees in South Asia, specifically the Nemosa, Ambali, and Pipal.
The climate crisis poses a significant threat to these indigenous tree species, potentially triggering a devastating domino effect on Earth's biodiversity.
Through personification, the piece emphasises the cultural and ecological significance of these trees.