Natalia Alfutova and Yaroslav Kravtsov represent a new generation of Russian media artists who have devoted themselves to passionately exploring the intervention of digital live forms into our old world. They look into the abyss of the darkest fears of technological dominance over humanity. They pass through the infinite number of virtual realities in- and outside of the human’s head searching for the seed of self-consciousness.
The piece includes both The Oneiroid itself and the monitor that let us observe how the creature sees our world through the neuro interface connecting the camera eye to the artificial neural network trained on the images of Oneiroids. The Oneiroid can watch a person it likes, and at the screen we see the images of this person transformed by The Oneirod’s vision. This piece of media art belongs to the fine mix of robotic technology, computer vision, artificial neural networks, and more traditional sculputure.
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