Category: Artificial Intelligence
Vermont Creative AI: Symposium on Art + Artificial Intelligence, and more!
With Co-Organizer Chris Thompson and Burlington City Arts, I’m excited to share that registration opened this week for the Vermont Creative AI: Symposium on Artificial Intelligence + Art. Other upcoming programs include a AI Ethics panel. Additionally, we’ve developed programming for young adults and families. Join Burlington City Arts and me for an Earth Day activity on Saturday, […]
The Three Generations of the Damaged Leaf Dataset (DLD)
Project Description: The leaf architectures of the Damaged Leaf Dataset (DLD) are ruins and creations. Collected in Colchester, VT, during the Spongy Moth outbreaks of 2021 and 2022, they are visual documents of conflict between human, animal, and plant behaviors. In this project, I play the role of artist/cryptographer, first collecting the leaves and photographing […]
Co-Created: The Artist in the Age of Intelligent Machines
Opening Reception February 10, 2023 5-7pm Burlington City Arts Center, Burlington, Vermont Damaged Leaf Dataset Table II, 2023 (Detail) Today, intelligent machines merge with our lives in ways unimaginable just a decade ago. From recognizing our faces and interacting via speech to mapping travel routes and delivering news to our feeds, machine learning algorithms are now our constant, […]
The Backstory of the Damaged Leaf Dataset
Lymantria dispar, also known as the spongy moth, is considered one of the most destructive invasive insects in the northeastern United States, responsible for defoliating millions of acres in North America. Its caterpillar prefers Oak trees though it feasts on 300 species of deciduous and evergreen trees and is known to parachute into cropping fields […]
The Second Falling of the Season
Back to collecting for the Damaged Leaf Dataset! Leaves munched by #spongymoth caterpillars in #vermont are falling for a second time this year, and this time in full autumn colors. the first set of leaves fell in June and were mostly green.
New Architectures of Climate Change
Damaged Leaf Dataset Update September 7, 2022 A drought in VT prompted a Spongy Moth caterpillar outbreak. On our property in Colchester, VT, Oaks that lost their first set of leaves to hungry caterpillars generated a second set of leaves. Now the second generation of leaves is starting to fall, making evident the difference in […]
Tiny Dataset Project Continued
In this instance, the genetic algorithm pulled from the octagon and triangle parts of all 500+ Dancing Stars.
The SCOTUS Dataset in Action
SCOTUS Dataset Bones and Cyanotypes.
Refoliation Continues. The Oaks Show Their Abundant Nature.
Damaged Leaf Dataset Update: July 15, 2022.
Back To The 3d-Printed Printing Press with the DLD
Printing with the Damaged Leaf Dataset
A Second Set of Leaves for the Oaks!
The Oaks show resiliance after loosing their first set to the Spongy Moth Caterpillar