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Award-winning Turkish artist Refik Anadol’s thoughts On: Technology and a glimpse into his Machine Memoirs collection.

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“It is no surprise that our built environments, coupled with the rise of technology and the expansion of the data-driven society, have detrimentally affected who we are as human beings. I do believe purposeful thinking and creating with technology will allow us to enhance our cognitive capacity in the age of machine intelligence.

-Refik Anadol

On: Technology

Machine Memoirs is a collection of AI art works that seeks to explore the relationship between memory and dreams, recognition and perception. By exploring the mind of a machine and utilizing machine intelligence, this collection aims to illuminate the seemingly unknowable. In this particular instantiation, we are using a neural network trained on 1.2 million images of architectural photography to hallucinate this data painting. Using GAN outputs to provide texture to an unfamiliar place, Machine Memoirs, illustrates a dreamscape of possible futures and hidden pasts.



Refik Anadol is a media artist, director, and pioneer in the aesthetics of machine intelligence. His body of work locates creativity at the intersection of humans and machines. 



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