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June 29, 2017 by stanza Leave a reply »

  The artwork is an AI system by Stanza  

Lost In Translation is being exhibited at Quad In Derby as part of series of works connected with robotic and artistic practise.

The artwork is an AI system that makes paintings as you read to it. In the installation a custom made robot that responds to a series of texts and makes drawings unique to each reader. The audience are invited to step up to the lectern and read into a microphone from a specially made book called Lost In Translation. The book consists of passages from The Bible , The Torah, The Quran and a take away menu. The text and voice are interpreted via an artificially intellguent software and a robot is set into action on a custom made plinth to interpret what it all means. The robot interprets the text and the voice to creates a painting on canvas of the results. The work questions not only the meaning and interpretation of text but just who controls our understanding of the outputs and indeed what is Lost In Translation.

This is a very playful user friendly work and actively engages the audience not only to think about the text but the meaning of how automation and networked technology is changing the control of understanding.

Lost In Translation

The artwork is an AI system robot by Stanza

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