Mario Klingemann and Sasha Stiles on Semi-Autonomous AI Artists

Ruminating on the role of engineers who design the tools responsible for autonomous art

An artist and engineer at the forefront of generating AI artwork, Mario Klingemann and first-generation Kalmyk-American poet, artist and researcher Sasha Stiles both approach AI from a more human, personal angle. Creators of semi-autonomous systems, both Klingemann and Stiles are the minds behind Botto and Technelegy, respectively. They are both artists in their own right, but their creations are too. Within web3, the identity of the …

ScanLAB Projects’ Astounding “Framerate: Pulse of The Earth” Immersive Installation

Poetic landscape-scale visualizations born from 3D scanning, set to debut in the immersive division of the 79th Venice International Film Festival

Making its world premiere in the Venice Immersive division of the 79th Venice International Film Festival, Framerate: Pulse of The Earth is a spatialized film told across multiple screens in one enveloping installation. Each scene knits together time-lapse footage captured through a LiDAR 3D scanning system by directors William Trossell and Matthew Shaw, the founders of the UK-based creative studio ScanLAB Projects. Framerate: Pulse of the Earth …

Computation Designer Manas Bhatia’s AI-Generated Living Architecture

Inspired by Californian Sequoias, Indian architect and designer Manas Bhatia utilized the artificial intelligence tool Midjourney to develop Symbiotic Architecture, a project that imagines a towering apartment complex growing within a series of redwood trees. Bhatia fed Midjourney a series of text-based prompts which included words like “hollowed,” “trees” and “stairs.” After initial imagery was generated, Bhatia iterated to hone the final results. The enchanting …