I am a creative technologist, researcher and artist based in New York. My creative practice explores the societal implications of emerging technology, with a focus on internet platforms and artificial intelligence.

I’m currently the Media Technologist of WITNESS’s Technology Threats and Opportunities program and a research fellow at MIT Open Documentary Lab
 


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I am a creative technologist, researcher and artist based in New York. My creative practice explores the societal implications of emerging technology, with a focus on internet platforms and artificial intelligence.

I’m currently the Media Technologist of WITNESS’s Technology Threats and Opportunities program and a research fellow at MIT Open Documentary Lab.


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02 I’VE ALWAYS BEEN JEALOUS OF OTHER PEOPLE’S FAMILIES
2018, Amsterdam Netherlands.


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Technical director: Cristobal Valenzuela.
Animation and developer: Laura Juo-Hsin Chen 陳若昕.
Speech and sound design: Avner Peled.

Co-production of the National Film Board of Canada and AtlasV.

Suppoerted by IDFA DocLab & MIT Open Documentary Lab.


Four people gather around a dinner table, acting as family. The table is set with sound, projection, and text, eliciting something familiar yet disturbing. Each “family” is processed through the logic of GAN via different machine learning networks which are trained on a dataset of “Perfect Family Dinners,” and sees participants through that lens. The output projected is a distortion, revealing an attempt to fill in the gaps between fantasy and reality. Looking into these outputs we found hidden pockets of error and loss.

This interactive installation embodies Machine learning processes, offering insight into the inner world of GAN (generative adversarial network).

More on the research: Family2Family/ published at Immerse. When Machines look for order in Chaos/ published at Immerse. 5 reasons why I believe AI can have mental illness/ published at becoming human.

Featured: IDFA DocLab2018, ARTS AT MIT, _DocuBase