Gene Kogan is an artist and a programmer who is interested in generative systems, artificial intelligence, and software for creativity and self expression. He is a collaborator with numerous open-source software projects, and leads workshops and demonstrations on topics at the intersection of code and art. Gene initiated and contributes to m14a, a free book about machine learning for artists, activists, and citizen scientists. He regularly publishes video lectures, writings, and tutorials to facilitate a greater public understanding of the topic.
ABOUT THE WORK
Cubist Mirror is a mirror which reflects the world back in the Cubist painting style, along with a number of other iconic paintings. The mirror continuously applies a real-time variant of the style transfer technique to the camera feed, which is a technique using a neural network to generate images in a particular style.
Meat Puppet hints at a future in which the likeness of a person can be completely imitated using machine learning. In this installation, a certain famous figure is puppeteered by anyone who comes up to the camera, offering the ability to distort their features in any way they wish.
These projects respond to UN’s Sustainable Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure and Goal 13: Climate Action respectively