Analog >< Digital. Machine learning. Procedural generation.
Preferred name: Brandon Alvarado
“A.I.Art in the Age of Machine Learning” is a self-generated research project that aims to discover creative opportunities and aesthetics in the overlap between analog and digital processes. The project began with “Rulebooks” an ongoing artist book series created during a mentorship with The Minnesota Center for Book Arts and Jerome Foundation in 2015.
Rulebooks takes inspiration from Studio Moniker’s “Conditional Design”, and infuses traditional media (bookbinding, printmaking) with digitally-minded methodologies: computation, repetition, machine learning, procedural-generation. The series currently includes 5 editions and has been included in a few U.S. galleries.
Using my experience as a starting point, the goal is to build on similar thinkers exploring the dichotomy between digital/analog, data and humanism (Taeyoon Choi, Luna Maurer, Giorgia Lupi) with the hope of finding and recording a body of emergent work that might subvert the connotations of data and technology in its relation to ourselves.