“What I am interested in is that moment of transcendence, where one is transported into another place, into a perfect, still world.“ -Gregory Crewdson The scenes are laborious to capture, but one glance and you are captive to the questions provoked by the details. 1,000 stories spring to mind, but the more you look the […]
In honor of Bicycle Day and the work of Albert Hofmann Trippin Thru Town is a video art series inspired by his unexpected ride. The NFT space is flooded with lazy style transfer pieces, but I’m still fascinated by what these deep learning applications can generate, particularly with a little coaching and encouragement. For this […]
I’ve spent the last year exploring ways to engage people’s interest in archival and historical footage. One of the methods that emerged that I love to play with is neural filters or style transfer. There are a wide variety of deep learning tools available to create these images, some barely out of the lab while […]
After watching some of the Corridor Crew‘s experiments with improving fx footage in classic tent pole movies I wondered if we could use Deepfakes to cross the uncanny valley with real time rendering of metahumans and computer generated avatars. Presently face replacement algorithms still take a bit of processing power but one day soon they […]
Below our feet in the old growth forests, a vast Internet composed of roots and mycelial fibers connects a community of life forms that regulate and sustain life. Much like electromagnetic waves a few hundred years ago, we’ve just discovered this aspect of nature. The implications for biology and computer science are intriguing.
Randall Carlson rebuilds a lost timeline to illustrate how we might have developed and lost many civilizations in the past. He pitches the idea that the processional Great Year represented by the Zodiac may have been used as a clock to track and record reoccurring patterns of natural disasters. Over the course of the last […]
Beowolf was written at a crossroads between ages. The characters in the poem straddle both pagan and christian values and struggle with their inconsistencies. It was a product of ages of dynamic oral storytelling translated into a medium that while more permanent, ceased to be as meaningful to later generations. Verbal lore could be adapted […]
Will we reconnect with nature and find our place in the world once again or will our seemingly endless consumption devour the environmental states that allows us to continue to live? Cultivating reverence for the world around us seems like it should be moved to a higher priority.
Do you fully trust a teenager? Should you? Doesn’t it all depend on Trust? We have some big questions that we need to grapple with, most urgently the relationship between humankind and work. As much as everyone is concerned with their own livelihood and the challenges of automation, the question of defining consciousness is not […]