Thursday, February 16, 2017; 1 p.m.
Bertha Knight Landes Room City Hall
601 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
Dreamscapes: A Collaboration of Nature, Man, and Machine
In conjunction with the temporary display of his large-scale artwork, Central Park Azalea Walk Dreamscape, in the lobby of City Hall, artist Daniel Ambrosi will present an artist talk, Dreamscapes: A Collaboration of Nature, Man, and Machine.
During the talk Ambrosi will explain his motivations and aspirations behind the artistic journey that led to his groundbreaking “Dreamscapes” computational photography project. He will share his thoughts on the powerful connection between visual perception, visceral experience, and cognition.
Ambrosi’s “Dreamscapes” employ digital cameras and a suite of graphics software to create immersive, vibrant, highly-detailed panoramic landscape images. He then transforms these giant panoramas using a custom-modified version of Google’s “DeepDream” artificial intelligence software to imbue his images with unexpected forms and content that is only revealed upon close-up viewing. Ambrosi will also discuss the broader implications and significance of collaborating with artificial intelligence in the creation of contemporary photographic art.