In this series I'm exploring how AI algorithms could see the world. I've developed an algorithm that focuses on parts of the world that have a certain level of detail. By subdividing the world in ever smaller parts where information density is high enough, the algorithm creates a specific abstraction of reality. By iteratively modifiying the code, I'm trying to find a balance between the deterministic output of the algorithm and any aesthetical implications thereof.
This photo series explores how an environment changes through consecutive operations of weather circumstances and data transformations. Shot on multiple misty days, the environment first transforms to a gray, dreary world. That result is then taken as input for a computer transformation. Taken together, these operations result in an almost other-worldly atmosphere.
This photo series explores the silent, heroic acts of machines. Millions of people travel to the snowy mountains each year. They all rely on the huge machines that carry them from mountain top to mountain top. This series focuses purely on the machines. The supporting systems of the mountains, the dutiful transporters of humans, the carriers.
I've studied photography in art school and have a masters degree in Artificial Intelligence. As such, my palette consists of photos, data and code.
I'm fascinated by the notion of emergence arising from inanimate systems and I'm continuously looking for ways to let computers create something that's aesthetically pleasing to humans.
I was born in 1981 and am originally from Friesland, The Netherlands. I'm currently living and working in Amsterdam.
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