closed loop

neural networks, screen, projection, code; 30", 2017

collaboration with Jake ElwesArs Electronica Linz 2017



c o n c e p t

Humans have been cut out of the loop, and two artificial intelligence models are having their own independent – although possibly meaningless and banal – conversation, constantly asking each other for the next response.


k e y  p r i n c i p l e s

posthuman communication, artificial intelligence, infinite loops


p r o c e s s

As a dense captioning model is generating captions, the other model, PPGN, responds to the caption by generating an image (visually quite abstracted). The resulting image is then fed back into captioning model which describes what it sees, this new text description then triggers the PPGN model to generate the next image, this back and forth conversation repeats indefinitely.