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Deeper than Digits: tepiD night eraseD Michael Krzyzaniak and Britta Kallevang

through the aleph: a glimpse of the WorlD in real time Jing Zhou USA

Deeper than Digits: Tepid Night Erased is a poetry generation algorithm with humans in the loop. It composes and displays a new short poem every few minutes to enrich the thoughts of passersby. Additionally, anyone may edit the poems generated by the algorithm or suggest new words or phrases. Not only will these edits be displayed until the next poem is composed, but the algorithm will re-use them when composing future poems. In this regard, the human is influenced by the poems written by the computer, and the computer is in turn influenced by the human, resulting in a collaborative relationship. Likewise, subsequent people that edit the poetry then also interact with the previous people who did so through the algorithm, and the resulting poetry is a sort of crowd-sourced collective intelligence as mediated by a machine.

Through the Aleph is a net art project offering an unprecedented interactive and visual experience where many places on Earth and in space can be seen simultaneously in an instant. It visualizes the diversity of human civilizations (microcosm) and the unity of humanity without borders in the ever- changing universe (macrocosm); it draws the connections between individuals and the global environment, Earth and outer space, eternity and time, and art and science. With an unexpected approach to surveillance cameras and global networks this meditative web project uses live data to create an abstract landscape in an open source environment. It not only embraces the dream of peace on Earth but also explores the bond between humankind and nature through time and space in the present moment. *The project title was inspired by two great literary works—“The Aleph” and “Through the Looking- Glass.” Perhaps the computer screen is our modern day looking-glass, and we are all Alice as we peer through our screens at an alternate reality.

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Exhibition Catalogue ISEA2017  

Catalogue of the International Symposium on Electronic Arts ISEA2017 and the International Image Festival. See the Design Case 'Experiments...

Exhibition Catalogue ISEA2017  

Catalogue of the International Symposium on Electronic Arts ISEA2017 and the International Image Festival. See the Design Case 'Experiments...

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