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Artistic and Cinematic A.I. Projects
Lynn Hershman Leeson’s “Deep Contact” (1984), “Agent Ruby’s EDream Portal” (2002) and “DiNa, Artificial Intelligent Agent” (2004) and more interactive installations and films on https://www.lynnhershman.com/project/artificial-intelligence/ and https://www.lynnhershman.com/
Lev Manovich and Andreas Kratky’s “Soft Cinema: Navigating the Database” (2005)- a computer-driven, software data-based real-time cinematic storytelling project.
Sandra Gaudenzi’s “Digital Me” (2015)- an interactive experiment of creating live dialogue between the users and their digital personas using their social media contents.
Guy Maddin, Evan and Galen Johnson and National Film Board of Canada, “Seances” (2016) – an A.I generated ephemeral film experience created by remixing lost films.
“Sunspring” (2016)-a short film written by Benjamin A.I.
Terence Broad’s “Blade Runner-Autoencoded” (2016)- auto-encoded rendition of Blade Runner (1982) with which the viewer is challenged to identity the original film within the AI’s recreation.
Columbia University’s Digital Storytelling Lab’s “Frankenstein AI” (2018)- “Frankenstein AI: A Monster Made by Many” is a multiyear project that invites the public to participate in a series of active conversation and exploration around A.I, placing human interaction and emotional data at the center of its creation.
Scriptbook- AI script analysis tool https://www.scriptbook.io/#!/
Bram Loogman and Pablo Nuñez Palma Jan Bot (2018), “the first filmmaking bot hired by the EYE Filmmuseum to make short videos from a 100-year old film archive, taking inspiration from today’s trending topics”
Zach Blas’s “The Doors” (2019)- the first of Blas’s “Silicon Traces” trilogy, a multimedia installation series that critiques “the beliefs, fantasies, and histories influential to Silicon Valley’s visions of the future,” which features an AI-driven videos and soundtracks.
Phillip Schmitt’s “Sympoietic System” (2020) curated in Harvard’s metaLab’s “Curatorial A[i]gent” exhibition
Ágoston Nagy’s “Songlines” curated in “Generative Unfoldings” (2020).
Young Joo Lee’s “Lizardians” (2021), three-channel 3D animation film that depicts the lives of a near future biocapitalist factory where conflict arises between protagonists from different classes as they question the value of labor, creativity, agency, and authorship.
#Histories #Identities #Communities
“The Incredible Machine” (1968) by Bell Telephone Laboratories, a short film that documents its contemporary computer technology and predicts the future advancement of digital technology.
Stephanie Dinkins’s “Not the Only One” (2018)- An evolving A.I engine that creates a new interactive artificially intelligent narrative of the people who are underrepresented in the tech sector.
Mary Flanagan’s “[Grace: AI]-Origin Story” (2019). [Grace: AI] employs a Deep Convolutional General Adversarial Network and is trained to “see” from a dataset that the artist continue to create that contains tens of thousands of paintings and drawings by women artists of Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein.
“In Event of Moon Disaster” (2020)-an immersive art project that uses deep fake technologies to reimagine the alternative history of the 1969 Moon landing. Directed by Francesca Panetta and Halsey Burgund.
Kite’s “Seeing is Beliebving” (2020)- utilizes machine learning applications for the generation and manipulation of video, sound, and text, examining the intersections between international Indigenous communities, extracted materials, and colonial nuclear obsession
Behnaz Farahi’s “Can the Subaltern Speak” (2020)- interactive 3D video/installation of two AI masks developing their own language, inspired by Gayatri Spivak’s seminal essay of the same title and the historical masks that the Bandari women of southern Iran wore to protect themselves from the colonizers’ gaze.
“The Zizi Show” (2021)- a virtual cabaret show created by Jake Elwes in collaboration with a community of drag artists
“Search Atlas” (2021) by Rodrigo Ochigame and Katherine Ye. A new search tool paired with visualizations that enable users to see and cross “information borders” online.
“Mitorix” (2021) by Nahee Kim (link coming up soon). A multimedia research and installation project that imagines a network of forgotten and silenced female cyborgs.
“Climate Clock” by Human Impact Lab. A real time clock that tracks the time left before reaching the 1.5 degree celsius increase in the global temperature average promised by the Paris Agreement.
#Deepfake #Machine_Learning #EXPERIMENTALAI
Harold Cohen’s decades-long collaboration AARON (1972-2016), a computer program created to produce art autonomously.
Stephanie Dinkins’s “Conversation with Bina48” (2014)- an art project that questions the possibility of human-robot friendship over time.
The Next Rembrandt (2016) A collaborative art project between ING and Microsoft in creating a 3D painting of Rembrandt’s next male portrait using the data collected from his works.
Carla Gannis’s “Lady Ava Interface” (2016)- an A.I entity who “dwells” in the Whitney Museum of American Arts website and counters/contradicts the common expectations for A.I assistants. More on https://carlagannis.com/blog/artificialintelligence/
Pinar Yanardag, Manuel Cebrian, Nick Obradovich, Iyad Rahwan’s “Nightmare Machine” (2016)- an A.I-driven project that questions, “can machines learn to scare us?”
Leonel Moura’s collaboration with the Bebots (2017-2019) to create drawings.
Ian Cheng’s “BOB (Bag of Beliefs)”– an A.I creature that evolves across exhibitions as its mind, body, and personality learns the stream of life’s surprises. “BOB” has been evolving since 2018.
Zach Blas’s “Icosahedron” (2019) – “an artificially intelligent crystal ball that predicts the future of prediction.”
Anna Ridler’s “Bloemenveiling” (2019)- an auction for tulip images created by an A.I. Ridler has been working on artistic projects that critique technology’s relationship to economic values. More on http://annaridler.com/works
Haru Ji and Graham Wakefield’s “Infranet: NYC” (2019)- a generative AI art work installation that uses real-time open city data to create a new spacetime.
Nettrice Gaskins’ generative artworks with algorithms, “Deep Dream” (2018) being the most recent work.
The Kissinger Twin’s A.I. Instagram personality Anna in “Portal Diaries” (2020)
Juan Manuel Escalante’s “P.S.A.A (Post Surveillance Alternative Atlas)”
“In Event of Moon Disaster” (2020)- -an immersive art project that uses deep fake technologies to reimagine the alternative history of the 1969 Moon landing.
“Beyond Verification: Authenticity and Spread of Mis/Information” from Simon Fraser University Digital Democracies Institute- a research project using bots to learn and produce news in order to critique how bots can grow biased through its learning process.
Living Lab Breda’s “Algorithmic Perfumery”, a customized scent creation using machine learning.
“Metahuman Creator” (2021) project- a new cloud-streamed application/tool that allows anyone to create “hyper-realistic” digital humans
Yatharths’s A.I projects, including “Leonardo” (2017), and publications.
Sarah Rothberg’s “BEING IN REAL-TIME (or: SEEING LIKE A MACHINE / A MACHINE SEEING LIKE ME)” (2021) curated in “Further Experiments in Art and Technology” https://furtherexperiments.rhizome.org/
“Concrete” by Matt DesLauriers curated in “Generative Unfoldings” (2021)
“Seedlings_: From Humus” by Qianxun Chen and Mariana Roa Olivia curated in “Generative Unfoldings” (2021)
Todd Holoubek’s “Embodiment”, a series of portraits produced by a machine learning algorithm that creates images of artificial faces out of events/experiences.
Lance Weiler’s “Project Immerse” (2021), deep fake thriller episodes co-created by an AI. The project is collaboration between Columbia University School of Arts’ Digital Storytelling Lab and Andrew Saltzman Institute of War & Peace, Teacher’s College Creative Technology Program.
Tyler Liu’s “Ideological War of GAN”, a digital art project hat explores expressive and activist potential of AI. Check out the YouTube video for visualization. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTLSaC9INQQ
“Algorithmic Sea” by Sarah Schorr, Gabriel Pereira and Vamoos. Online and offline installation that explores and challenges the sociotechnical perception of color.
“Exchanges w/ Turkers” a curated repository of online interaction with Turkers
“Recoding Art” (2019) by Bruno Moreschi. (password: recoding) A short documentary based on Bruno Moreschi and Gabriel Pereira’s research presented in AI Society journal here. The research offers a new way of doing institutional critique by uncovering glitches in AI’s reading of various art objects.
“Pharmako-AI” (2021), the first book to be co-written with the emergent AI, GPT-3.
“Mappa Mundi: An Interactive Artistic Map Generator with A.I” by Qiu Zhijie and He Xiaodong. An interactive, multi-level mind map with corresponding graphics generated via an LSTM model to form an artistic image based on live stimuli, injected with AI imagination.
“Evolution of AI” (2021), The Kissinger Twin’s short film commissioned by The EU Commission DG Connect depicts the origin and history of AI expressed by modern dance.
#VR #AR #Immersive
“Stealing Ur Feelings” (2019)- Noah Levinson & the Mozilla foundation’s augmented reality project revealing how algorithms from social media apps collect data about the users’ emotions.
Stephanie Dinkins’ “Secret Garden”(2020)- an immersive experience/installation that explores the past, present and future of black female consciousness through the combination of audio vignettes and immersive images (Official selection of 2020 Sundance Film Festival’s New Frontier program).
“Agence”(2020)- a short “dynamic” VR film that never repeats itself as each viewer interacts with the little “agents”. Created by Pietro Gagliano and Transitional Forms group (Official selection of 2020 Venice Film Festival).
Matthew Ritchie’s multipart transmedia project “Invisible College” (2020-21) including VR, AR, and video installation.
Dorian Goto Stone’s “Geimu” (2020)- a short VR film where the main characters hack their gaming console and an AI device to enter into a virtual RPG game set in medieval Japan.
Feral Atlas: The More-Than-Human Anthropocene
Katja Novitskova’s “IF ONLY YOU COULD SEE WHAT I’VE SEEN WITH YOUR EYES” (2017), installation project that explores the expanded domain of seeing when the action of seeing and representing what one sees have been assumed by both human and non-human agents.
Pierre Huyghe’s “UUmwelt” (2018) exhibition at the Serpentine gallery- a continuous audiovisual translation of human-machine conversations on a given set of images. This AI art project challenges the hierarchy among humans, machines, and animals to create a more collaborative art space in re/creating images in the gallery. For the artist’s talk, click here.
Jenna Sutela’s “Nimiia Cétiï” (2018) uses AI as a medium to communicate messages from Bacillus subtillis nattō bacteria.
Moon Kyung Won and Jeon Junho’s “Seoul Weather Station” (2022).
An ongoing list of artists who work with A.I. technology and aesthetics
- Minne Atairu minneatairu.com
- Memo Atken memo.tv
- Zach Blas https://zachblas.info/
- Terence Broad https://terencebroad.com/
- Qianxun Chen http://chenquanxun.com/
- Harold Cohen http://www.aaronshome.com/aaron/index.html
- Ian Cheng http://iancheng.com/
- Matt DesLauriers http://mattdesl.com/
- Stephanie Dinkins https://www.stephaniedinkins.com/
- Toni Dove https://tonidove.com/
- Juan Manuel Escalante http://jmescalante.info/?&main=xx&sub=xx
- Behnaz Farahi http://behnazfarahi.com/
- Carla Gannis https://carlagannis.com/blog/
- Nettrice Gaskins https://www.nettricegaskins.com/
- Eyal Gruss http://eyalgruss.com/
- Faith Holland https://www.instagram.com/asugarhigh/?hl=en
- Jieyuan Huang https://vrallart.com/artist/huang_jieyuan/
- Haru Ji and Graham Wakefield http://artificialnature.net/#tab-home
- Nahee Kim nahee.app
- The Kissinger Twins http://www.kissingertwins.com/
- Kite (a.k.a Suzanne Kite) http://kitekitekitekite.com/
- Mario Klingemann https://quasimondo.com/
- Aaron Koblin http://www.aaronkoblin.com/
- Gene Kogan https://genekogan.com/
- Andreas Kratky http://andreaskratky.com/
- Agnieszka Kurant https://arts.mit.edu/artists/agnieszka-kurant/
- Lynn Hershman Leeson https://www.lynnhershman.com
- Ha Na Lee http://hanalee.me/
- Young Joo Lee https://youngjoolee.net
- Tyler Liu https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTLSaC9INQQ
- Lev Manovich http://manovich.net/
- Michel Mateas http://users.soe.ucsc.edu/~michaelm/
- Lauren Lee McCarthy https://lauren-mccarthy.com/
- Alexander Mordvintsev http://znah.net/
- Leonel Moura https://www.leonelmoura.com/
- Morehshin Allahyari morehshin.com
- Bruno Moreschi http://brunomoreschi.com/
- Katja Novitskova https://www.katjanovi.net/
- Trevor Paglen https://paglen.studio/
- Bill Posters (Barnaby Francis) http://billposters.ch/
- Anna Ridler http://annaridler.com/
- Johannah Rodgers johannahrodgers.wordpress.com
- Rachel Rossin http://rossin.co/
- Phillip Schmitt http://phillipschmitt.com/
- Caroline Sinders http://carolinesinders.com/
- Taietzel Ticalos https://taietzelticalos.com/index.html
- Mike Tyka https://www.miketyka.com/
- Paul Vanouse https://www.paulvanouse.com
- Lance Weiler http://lanceweiler.com/
- Yatharth https://strangerobot.design/