Hope Shrader

AI Germs. 2020. Digital Images. Machine Learning

These images are derived from training an artificial intelligence (using Playform.io web app) on a large set of images of microscopic images of germs. In utilizing machine learning to create believably organic bacterial strains, Shrader is making images that-beautiful as they are-feed into the viral concerns surrounding both the current pandemic but also, importantly, the future of artificial intelligence.  -RW

image descriptions: a vibrant organic form takes shape against a black background- like an electric jellyfish combined with an oil spill with minimal signs of digital glitch set against a black background.