Sami Markkula & Robin Godwyll (BURG Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle, Germany)

Using machine learning we generate 2D and 3D patterns and speculate how the artistic and subjective task of designing ornaments might be informed by artificial intelligence. Our project examines how machine learning can be utilized as a tool in the design process and asks: How will the dialogue between designer and algorithm shape new aesthetics? 

While our method still requires manual selection of suitable inputs, the time it takes to create a new design is greatly decreased compared to drawing the design from scratch. This allows for quicker iteration and more variations before a final design is chosen. In this study we use neural nets to create three dimensional ornaments.

An assortment of framed ornaments were designed using the process, and are manufactured using digital fabrication.