Role: Creative Tech + Design
In colaboration with Ivaylo Getov, I worked with the artist on the technical aspects to realize this work. This involved working with real-time sensor input and a generative adversarial network (GAN) to create this ongoing, living work.
The artist’s description:
“Of Ideal is a collective production of imagination, human and artificial, a continuity between different types of intelligences.
Human imagination has been externalized without the subject predetermining the outcome, bypassing all modes of expression such as language or the senses, and is visualized using a brain-computer interface. What has been imagined by a person is made visible using an artificial neural network that learns and progressively reconstructs mental images from brain activity.
Of Ideal (2019) is a set of personal recurring memories, situations, given as material to be imagined.”
Pierre Huyghe, Of Ideal (2019–ongoing). Deep image reconstructions, real-time generated reconstructions, face recognition, screens, sensors, sound. If the Snake, Okayama Art Summit, 2019. Photo: Masayuki Saito © Kamitani Lab / Kyoto and Pierre Huyghe.