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"PROBE001", collected by the UNArt Center in Pudong Shanghai in 2019, also marks the surge of machine learning art installation in past years, and like an exotic species collected by past explorers, the AI piece itself represents a new exotic genre of media art collected by the budding media art institute.
PROBE 001 or AVERSE SPECILLO DI DUCENDUM, is an AI-driven interactive mechanical installation that presents a version of the artist’s imagination of post-planetary machine life. Following the thought exercise of the Panspermia hypotheses (the theory that life on the earth originated from microorganisms or chemical precursors of life present in outer space and able to initiate life on reaching a suitable environment), the installation speculates on a future where alien conscious machines can bare the trials of space travel to investigate the hostile environment of our earth. The installation tracks people and object data of the immediate space around it, including human presence and movement, and feeds this data back into a machine lear ning program framework developed by the artist that analyzes and stores said data in a database. This database can then potentially be used by future artists to develop data-driven work, where art generates new art, much in tune with the panspermia logic of life regeneration. This piece, collected by the UNArt Center in Pudong Shanghai in 2019, also marks the surge of machine learning art installation in past years, and like an exotic species collected by past explorers, the AI piece itself represents a new exotic genre of media art collected by the budding media art institute.
At the top of PROBE 001 is an inner sensor sphere and an outer planetary sphere. The inner sensor sphere has several cameras that track people and objects and inputing that data to an AI model. This data is then processed by the AI and then is represented on a red LED segment display that is in the middle of the lower cosmic sensor egg. The data is also saved in a database and is available to other artists for creation of archived or realtime artworks that can be exhibited at UNArt Center. Both upper sensor spheres rotate slowly in opposite directions of each other.