Most advanced technology projects take urban areas as their subject. However, that does not take into account the whole spectrum of our living environments.
Incompiuto Siciliano Reimaginato takes a photo series of unfinished public buildings in Sicily and lets artificial intelligence imagine them again.
It approaches these unfinished entities as shrines of our coexistence with nature and the things we created—memorials of human, nature and technology.
These painting-like works have been co-created with generative adversarial networks. First, the artist looked at photos of unfinished buildings, and wrote texts that describe them – one for each photo. Then, these texts were fed into a text-to-image model.
Runway ML: Creative environment
Pretrained machine learning models
AttnGAN is a text-to-image model.
ESRGAN improves image quality.