JULIA O’DONNELL


Make Some Simulacrum

Design is no longer human-centric, especially in an age where artificial intelligent technology evolves continuously. In a post-human design world, AI created art and design can not only function in the marketplace, but also as the avant-garde.
Avant-garde mediums lead a change making use of new methodologies of new technologies. In the age of machine learning, the artist gets mixed with the programmer and artistic choices turn to bias while roles shift from creator to curator. Just as art has always been fascinated with the human face and form, generated images and filters have done the same. Generative Adversarial Networks have made it possible to infinitely create simulacrums of human beings, taking the range of uncanny valley to uncharted territory.