M Eifler lives and works in San Francisco. Using a collage of physical and virtual materials, they build prosthetics and simulations to experiment with disabled and autistic ways of knowing. Each of their projects is built within an algorithm or set of rules that influences the evolution of its processes and outcomes.
Eifler is best known for their computational prosthetics including Prosthetic Memory, a homemade AI built to offset the artist’s long-term memory loss; Masking Machine, a wearable computer which automatically masks the artist’s face and simulates eye contact in social interactions; and Invisible Sculpture, an AR and performance piece used to show a monumental scale sculpture to museum visitors uninvited.
Their work has been featured at DHMD Museum, BOZAR, Ars Electronica, SomArts, TED, the Exploratorium, SFMoMA (uninvited), the YBCA (uninvited), the Wattis Institute, XOXO, the Armory Show, the Seattle International Film Festival, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Kennedy Center.