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Ian Manseau's avatar Ian Manseau

Blight is an evolving Artificial Intelligence sculpture, learning how to control, configure, and display its LEDs in compliance with color harmony. Created from a tree trunk and taken over by patches of perfectly replicated plastic bark, A physical representation of nature being lost, forgotten, and overwritten by technology. The AI accumulates knowledge, in the same way, that organisms evolve through several generations. This evolutionary algorithm creates artificial neural networks, developing pathways to activate the LEDs and determine the colors displayed. The bark of a tree is alive with organic connections and networks, it works discreetly in harmony with the rest of nature. Whereas in Blight, the technology is superseding that harmony.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 20"
  • Medium: Artificial Intelligence
  • Width: 20"
  • Year created: 2021
  • Height: 6'6"