Browser based augmented reality sculpture

GPT2, trained on a custom dataset, code


Preview work here.

Woodchuck on a Log instruction:

Build a sculpture of a woodchuck on a log
You’ll need at least two log sculptures, one in your yard and one outdoors. The first sculpture should be about six to eight feet long, have a pointed end, and should be painted a dusty purple. The distance between it and your tree should be at least eight feet. You’ll want to surround the sculpture with a scattering of small twigs so that it doesn’t break your object. Next, put a layer of sandpaper

Prototype 1, GPT-2, custom dataset, 2021


Woodchuck on a Log is a browser based augmented reality (AR) sculpture created for Trust Territories exhibition that premiered on June 10th in Goethe-Institut Bulgaria in Sofia.

In the Trust Territories project, Albena Baeva and Natalia Fuchs explore topics of trauma, trust, and alternative futures through the lens of machines. It employs artificial intelligence to create instructions for artworks based on original instruction paintings and performances from the 1960s supplemented by other instructions carefully selected by the artists. Human control and manipulation were among the main themes explored in art at that time. Nowadays we experience a new loss of trust in authorities, traditional media, science, and new surges of fear and anxiety. In the critical conditions of the pandemic, we had to partly give up control since our income, our communication with other humans, and our closest connections were dependent on the interaction with smart technologies only. Has a new collaborative state between machines and humans evolved? How trust in AI and machines, in general, became an important research area? Has our trust in machines and the digital space changed over time? Now is the right time to explore the borders of such new experiences with technology and our possible new trust in it. Trust Territories builds a proving ground where the spectator could beta test their level of trust towards the artificial intelligence.

Woodchuck on a Log was presented at Water Festival for Contemporary Art (Burgas, 2021).

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