Uno, Nessuno, Centomila

Chris Kore / AImnesia. Memory 0.1
Chris Kore / AImnesia. Memory 0.2
Chris Kore / AImnesia. Memory 0.3
Chris Kore / AImnesia. Memory 0.4
Chris Kore / AImnesia. Memory 0.5
Chris Kore / AImnesia. Memory 0.6
Chris Kore / AImnesia. Memory 0.7
Chris Kore / AImnesia. Memory [Full]
Chrystal Ding / Performance I: Harm
Chrystal Ding / Performance II: Skin
Chrystal Ding / Performance III: Blue
Chrystal Ding / Performance IV: Clinic
Chrystal Ding / Performance VI: Lucid
Giovanni Muzio / Oneiric Mirror – Faceless I
Giovanni Muzio / Oneiric Mirror – Faceless II
Giovanni Muzio / Oneiric Mirror – Faceless III
Isabella Salas × Nora Golic / CONHUMANITY
Isabella Salas × Nora Golic / INTERHUMAN
Isabella Salas × Nora Golic / TRANSHUMAN
Lorem / Echoes (of When Bodies were Temporary)
Mike Tyka / Elizabeth_Pr22
Mike Tyka / khaledbakri7
Mike Tyka / komarova6969
Moisés Horta Valenzuela / Imicca Tanima (La Muerte del Alma No.1)
Moisés Horta Valenzuela / Imicca Tanima (La Muerte del Alma No.2)
Moisés Horta Valenzuela / Imicca Tanima (La Muerte del Alma No.3)
Pat Pataranutaporn / Machinoia : Machine of Multiple Me
No items found.
40

Mike Tyka

komarova6969
,
2017
$ 350 USD
Size: 
40
×
40
×
cm
Duration:
Edition of 10
ABOUT THE WORK

The idea of imaginary people and their use in manipulating public opinion on the internet inspired me to explore this space artistically. Any collective belief, be it religious, economic, or political, can effectively become "real" if that fictitious entity affects the actions of the collective. In that sense, these imaginary people who express their views on social media really exist in the same way that deities do, as long as a group believes in their existence and reality. I was therefore curious to speculate who these fictitious humans might be or what they might look like, which became the inspiration for algorithmically generating faces to create portraits of imaginary people. 

In recent years, computer graphics algorithms, especially generative neural networks, have become rather proficient at producing and manipulating media such as image, video, and sound, to a degree that has become hard to distinguish from their real counterparts. The algorithm’s outputs have become increasingly difficult to distinguish from real images. Likewise, those who try to separate wheat from chaff are also increasingly turning to sophisticated machine-learning algorithms to find and filter inaccurate or fake content. We thus have an arms race which is already affecting the nature of the internet, how we build our beliefs of the world around us, how we delegate trust in society, and what we base our own actions on.

This artwork, from the 2017 series "Portraits of Imaginary People", explores the latent space of human faces by training a neural network to imagine and then depict portraits of people who don’t exist. The title is taken from one of hundreds of usernames of Russian twitter bots which were active during the 2016 US election.

Mike Tyka
Mike Tyka is a multi-disciplinary artist and scientist, working both in digital and physical media. He’s the creator of some of the earliest deep neural net artworks, using DeepDream and GANs. His latest generative series "Portraits of Imaginary People" has been shown at ARS Electronica in Linz, Christie's in New York and at the New Museum in Karuizawa (Japan).
Read Full Bio
Mike Tyka
is presented by
Umanesimo Artificiale
Print
Inquire ABOUT THE WORK
Thank you! Your request has been received and a member of our team will connect with you on the email provided.
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
YOUR PURCHASE INCLUDES
Fine Art Paper
Free Shipping
Limited Edition Print • Edition of 10 • Size: 40 × 40 cm
Secure Image File
Certificate of Authenticity
AR file for iPhone
Sales Tax / VAT

other works by

Mike Tyka

Mike Tyka / khaledbakri7
Mike Tyka
khaledbakri7
,
2017
Edition of 10
$ 350 USD
Mike Tyka / Elizabeth_Pr22
Mike Tyka
Elizabeth_Pr22
,
2017
Edition of 10
$ 350 USD
×

NFT Order

You can order this digital work to be minted as an NFT. Please leave your details below and we’ll get in touch! Alternatively, you can email us at nft@electricartefacts.art
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.