Compositing the Myths
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How to make the images? In my last blog post, “Is It Art?” I questioned whether making composite images from the output of other people’s GANs was an appropriate approach. (A GAN is a type of neural network for image … Read More

Is It Art?
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As I mentioned in a previous post (“A Big Change in the World of GAN Image-Making”), Kate and I had been discussing compositing creation myth images out of the images made by neural networks, and the images they’re trained on.  … Read More

A Big Change in the World of GAN Image-making
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For this project, I am making composite images depicting a future machine civilization’s creation myths, using photo composites. Composites give the photographer/compositor complete control of all elements of the picture, similar to how painters build a composition from scratch. It … Read More

The First Four Images
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My thesis research concerns how can human-like qualities may help robots and humans relate to each other, and how machines and humans might collaborate on image-making. A major part of my approach to these questions is Practice-Based Research. This means … Read More

The Art of Gilding in a Canadian Basement
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Water gilding is a labour intensive process using valuable materials, that hinges on precise execution. A small slip can undo much of the work in an instant.   Gilding is one of those crafts that is not possible to learn from … Read More

The Inspiration for this Project
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In the spring of this year, my art/design projects began to circle around mysterious artifacts that could be from the past or future. I got interested in looking at our place in the world as it appears from a distance … Read More