3.3.18. i’ve been working on a project here in brooklyn. i have a cozy apartment, and a mural of faces guard my street. there’s a cute cafe around the corner i frequent for sweet almond matcha lattes and a little french restaurant i visit for crepes. Brooklyn, i like your style.
This is not a photo from the future or an episode of Black Mirror. This is a real-world demo of current AI technology that can be used to identify faces, ages, and emotions...anywhere, anytime. (Fortunately it thinks I’m younger than I really am 😝) In all seriousness - is the notion of privacy antiquated or has safety become more valuable?
A Happy Birthday to my bright, funny, beautiful little sister @kara.southern!! She was born on Valentine’s Day, my little love baby, so this post is a day late but she deserves a week long party for 3-0 😍 I love you Karebear!
It’s time for The G R A M M Y’s! I’m so excited to announce I’ve partnered with @ibm for tonight’s awards to share their artificial intelligence insights throughout the evening. (You can also see for yourself at Grammy.com/Watson!) The future of creative collaboration is here ☺️ #WatchPartyIBM #GRAMMYs (also, thanks to all of you who helped me pick out my dress tonight!)
N Y w i n t e r
0 1 / 2 0 1 8 i haven’t posted much lately. 2017 came and went with a number of unexpected creative and logistical challenges (as life does!) so i was antsy to get back to reality and roll up my sleeves in the new year. the creative process is really 10% creative and 90% process. making stuff is hard. that’s also what makes it rewarding. i can’t wait to share everything with you, when the time is right.
Breakfast buns in China #latergram
Three years ago today with one of my faves. Back when the greatest danger to the White House was getting tipsy on government wine. Memories. Hope. Sigh.
Date night with my loves 😍
Attended a wedding this weekend where the following were encouraged: ☑️wet hair ☑️no shoes ☑️steady tequila intake All my love to my dear friends @milana & @Jbeau. #iheartMJ
I met Bella about 2.5 years ago at a breakup event in Venice (yes, a breakup event - welcome to LA). There she was, the Mary Poppins of breakups, cheerfully handing out stacks of “bounce back” cards, a little beacon of light amidst a sea of sullen, broken hearted ladies looking for a pick-me up. We’ve been friends ever since. And her bounce back cards...THEY WORK I TELL YOU! 🤓 Today she leaves me for Australia— and I may need a new Bounce Back stack to cope! ❤️ you @ladyacton!
Met lots of lovely people (and robots) at #WebSummit & Lisbon was charming. Now back to work! And to everyone who took part in the song token launch - thank you! You’ll be hearing from me soon.
For the past few years, I’ve been obsessed with the blockchain - and am proud to announce the launch of the world’s first tokenized song project. You have FOUR days left to join the experiment. You help me write a song and as a result, collectively share in the ownership. Yes, this means you’ll receive a portion of the royalty payments - all powered by Ethereum smart contracts. This experiment is designed to pull back the curtain on how creative assets are produced, distributed, and make money for independent artists — so that we can realign current (and dare i say, shitty) incentive structures. Artists, it’s time we shift the creator model away from being dependent on advertisers and platforms - and more toward meaningful collaborations with other artists and collective ownership with our fans/viewers/consumers. Viva la creator revolution - Taryn.trusttoken.com. . . . . Thanks to Ethereal Summit for allowing me to share the stage with a robot and some other badass individuals. #blockchain #ether #smartcontracts #ethereum #etherealsummit #music #musicians #trusttoken @stem #consensys
Iceland was stunningly beautiful. Also, froze my ass off. ✨
Tried to stalk prime minister Justin Trudeau backstage for a photo, but I lost the battle. So I guess the stage will do. It was a pleasure speaking at Google’s #GoNorth17 AI conference. Next time, I will find you Justin. Bwa ha ha ha 🤓🤓🤓
Went all out for Halloween this year
Today I break my “instagram fast” because...well, fuck cancer. Both my great grandmother and grandmother were diagnosed with breast cancer, and my aunt lost her battle to the disease in 2003. Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, my dear friend @allisonraestyle, a 7 year breast cancer survivor, has launched survivor sweaters with designer @linguafrancanyc. $100 of every purchase goes to the @pinklotusfoundation which provides free screenings, diagnosis, treatment and support for low income, uninsured, and underinsured women. If you are interested in ordering a sweater, message @linguafrancanyc and she will send you an order form. And if you are a woman in need of a screening or treatment, message @pinklotusfoundation. #letssavelives
“When life shuts a door, open it again. It’s a DOOR. That’s how they work.” // Starting something new thanks to Google VR and thrilled to finally announce it. Youtube.com/Taryn or link in my bio. 🤓