INFINITE PATTERNS MADE WITH MACHINE INTELLIGENCE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH GOOGLE ARTS&CULTURE AND DEEP DREAM

Deep dream, a computer vision program that uses a neural network to find and create patterns in images is created by Google’s Alexander Mordvintsev. The end result often leads to dream-like, hallucinogenic, hyper-processed images.

 

In 2018, we got introduced to it by Google Arts & Culture in Paris and were shocked to see that there was a strong link between what machine intelligence creates and our 10 years body of work on fashion pattern making.

 

Google create a simple tool for us to play with. As Pinar&Viola, we curated the input and the iterations of the tool, to create hyper aesthetically outcomes in the form of fashion patterns.

 

For us, these non/linear recursive visuals are a poetic way to visualize the quantum states of objects. It helped us to visualize the world around us not in an absolute way but in its infinite potential.

 

Later on, we created artworks in the form of compositions made with these MI outputs. We see artificial intelligence as a natural next step in the progress of humanity and with this project, we wished to show everyone the beauty that we see in it.

The project was launched during Google’s annual conference I/O in Mountain view California in May 2019. Now, the tool that is made for us by Google is public for everyone to experiment!

 

Collaborator: Google Arts & Culture and Alexander Mordvintsev (Deep Dream)