Beyond the Arty Bots family of Twitter bots, I’ve also exhibited in galleries.
My most recent show, Open Circuits, was a collaboration with Joel Matthys. Joel’s primary background is as a musician and mine is as a writer, and we’re both interested in computer collaboration in a variety of media.
We exhibited nine total works, many of which were direct collaborations. Some of my favorites are:
Torch Sung. An AI exhibit featuring no fewer than four genres of media. Five poems co-written with AI were printed on vinyl scrim and hung. These poems were then fed to a different AI which “painted” an image based on the words. These images were printed on canvas and hung alongside the poems. Data from the images was also used to play music available via listening stations at each work. On top of the listening stations were 3-D printed sculptures constructed using parameters from the poems.
Seven Broken Mysteries. The “live” version of Torch Sung. Visitors turned dials on a 1949 Silvertone radio to change words on a nearby screen to write a brief two-line poem. The poem is then painted using the same AI as was used in Torch Sung. The words selected also generated sounds played back through the radio’s original speaker.
Second Person Shooter. A simple 2-D shooting game with an integrated webcam. You control a generic 16-bit RPG character who must wander around the screen and kill live-feed instances of … yourself. Written in Processing.