Future Renaissance – Exhibition

I wanted to exhibit this work in a tent or cave-like space with unconventional lighting and hanging. Time constraints meant I wouldn’t be able to do too much more building, however, and I didn’t want to reduce the accessibility of … Read More

GANs and Icons

A quick recap of what this project is about: Future Renaissance imagines a distant future society of intelligent machines that only dimly remember humanity. With digital records lost or corrupted, the machines study humanity‚Äôs surviving physical artworks, using this imagery … Read More

Figurative vs Symbolic

I’m continuing my adventure of making images using GANs, a machine learning technique that uses two neural networks trained on a large number of images to produce new examples. This week I made some new portraits. This week I was … Read More

Making pictures

My process is to create raw materials using neural networks (GANs), composite them together by hand, and transfer the results to a gilded panel. For now, I am creating the designs inscribed on gold by hand in Illustrator. The process … Read More

Inkjet and water gilding

My project imagines stories told through pictures by distant future artificial intelligent machines, who rummage through humanity’s physical traces, finding mostly e-waste and some preserved works of art. I am training neural networks (GANs) to create new images from large … Read More

New figures, new faces

I’ve been using faces extracted from Renaissance paintings to train the neural networks (GANs) and create “new” faces and portraits. I am collaborating with these neural networks to make portraits of what distant future artificially intelligent machines might remember as … Read More

Transfer learning

I hoped that transfer learning would allow me to do more with less. Less training data, less computing power, and less time. In the context of image generation with GANs, transfer learning means taking a neural network (GAN) trained on … Read More

A few finished pieces

This week I showed some of the pieces I’ve made so far to fellow students and faculty in the Digital Futures program at OCAD U. A quick recap: my project asks how intelligent machines would portray their own creation if … Read More