14 Sep PODCAST: Why This Artist Uses Algorithms And Code To Create
Did you ever consider that the thing you’re the worst at might open the door to an exciting career path? Mario Klingemann, an artist in residence at Google Art, tells us how having poor handwriting as a child led him to the world of computational art. In this episode of The Limit Does Not Exist we deep dive into neural networks, discuss the difference between curation and creation, and discover how researching the past can be a great way to make something new.
A self-taught computational artist, Klingemann joined us from Munich where he has been watching US political events from afar. His work with machine-learning algorithms allowed him to use a generative adversarial network (GAN) to create a recent project called “Alternative Face v1.1,” which features a video of a young Francoise Hardy speaking with the voice of Kellyanne Conway from the infamous interview that introduced “alternative facts” into the lexicon. What’s notable about this video, of course, is that it too is an “alternative fact” in that it records a moment that never happened. Welcome to the world of generative video.