Tal Danino, Transcrobial #O5 of 25, Translucent Photo encased in Plexiglass, 6" x 6" x 2"
Transcrobial explores the emerging relationship of humans, microbes, and machines. Machine learning and generative adversarial networks (GANs) are incorporated to mimic and expand upon bacteria evolution and pattern formation beyond what is realizable in the physical world. Transcrobial focuses on swarming bacteria that coordinate amongst themselves and form fractal-like structures visible by eye in an amazing feat of community intelligence. GAN-based artworks have been created using existing Github tools (R. Barrat, S. Chintala). Ultimately, the work reveals how the transient biological existence of life through evolution can be artificially generated, and communicates fundamental perspectives of the human condition and interaction with living and non-living entities that speak to our collective futures.
Transcrobial was exhibited at Ars Electronica in Fall 2019.
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