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Published in conjunction with the exhibition The Imitation Game: Visual Culture in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery, curated by Bruce Grenville, Senior Curator and Glenn Entis, Guest Curator, and presented from March 5, 2022 to October 23, 2022.

Editors: Bruce Grenville and Stephanie Rebick
Copyeditor and production coordinator: Stephanie Rebick
Design: Michael Lis, Goodweather Studio
Digital image and video preparation: Aashay Mehta

This publication was created using Cargo Collective

Homepage images: 

Sougwen Chung, Omnia per Omnia, 2018, video documentation of performance (still), Courtesy of the Artist; Bjarke Ingles Group (BIG), DIALOG, James K.M. Cheng Architects, Vancouver House, 2020, Image: DIALOG, Courtesy of Westbank; Scott Eaton, Entangled II (video still), 2019, Courtesy of the Artist; Alex Garland, Ex Machina (video still), 2014, Universal Pictures

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ISBN 978-1-927656-55-6

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The Richardson Family

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Generously supported by:
Jane Irwin and Ross Hill
The Poseley Family
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Additional support from:
The S.M. Blair Family Foundation
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