Artificial Decay RunwayML, sourced imagery from Google 2021
Nature is intangible and unpredictable. the white man has tried to contain and romanticize the stability of encounters and entanglements with his Western, Eurocentric Views: to colonize and capitalize. We see this through terms of classification, taxonomy, and ecosystem. For example, "feedback" is presented to us through the use of "scientific diagrams'' often loops or webs, displaying hierarchy, order, and balance. These "dreams” of systems that control and maintain themselves are unrealistic and alarming. Colonialist and Imperialist views created the world of AI which enforces the white man's values of tangibility. These biases are what continue to oppress nature as a definition, a resource, a cycle. --- These systems placed on nature cause the negotiation between monstrosities. Here are screenshots of GAN explorations [generative imagery] using sourced image presets of mountains, decay, and scientific diagrams. This serves as an exploration to challenge the idea of systems with nature, how do the biased AI datasets of mountains change as they meet both natural [decay] and man-defined [diagrams] processes? For more information as this was presented in a website I’ve put together through HTML+CSS, here is a link to the process of the_faults_of_tangibility.
VR Surveillance Photoshop, Google Earth, HxD, Zoom 2021
We are often unaware of the extensions to the mediums that exist, and the loss of privacy in the digital age. Here I pose a visual exploration of what I could find only through Google Maps, and how to alter a landscape as a means of a “game” and “drones”. The low-fi pixel quality challenges the viewer to see the landscape through a lack of specificity where associations to visual findings become the medium.