Machine Aesthetic 

This institution aims to explore the way of translating art through machine learning and convey multi-sensory aesthetics in the practice.

Machines are created by humans and controlled by human consciousness.  However, human cognition is subjective.
Can AI help us interrogate our understanding of beauty?
How to make effective use of computer made and cooperate with it to create unexpected beauty?

Chinese characters will be used as samples for research. With the development of science and technology, people are accustomed to presenting Chinese characters with electronic devices, and handwriting is increasingly ignored by people. The aesthetics of Chinese characters has been closely related to the handwriting since ancient times. AI and VR, as contemporary technologies may be able to arouse the vitality of Chinese characters, and invite people to interact more with traditional culture.


Oracle bone script(甲骨文)

The earliest confirmed evidence of the Chinese script yet discovered is the body of inscriptions carved on bronze vessels and oracle bones from the late Shang dynasty (c. 1250–1050 BC).

Oracle bone inscriptions are records of divinations performed in communication with royal ancestral spirits. The Shang king would communicate with his ancestors on topics relating to the royal family, military success, weather forecasting, ritual sacrifices, and related topics by means of scaulimancy, and the answers would be recorded on the divination material itself.

Chinese Pictograms(象形字)

Pictograms are highly stylized and simplified pictures of material objects. Pictograms are primary building blocks of Chinese characters.Over time pictograms were increasingly standardized, simplified, and stylized to make them easier to write.

Chinese regular script(楷书)
Chinese cursive

Chinese regular script is more standardized, so it is easier to recognize and spread.

Calligraphy is the art of putting ink on paper in words. Chinese cursive is a style of penmanship. Cursive Chinese handwriting is extremely difficult for beginners at Chinese to read. That is partially why Chinese cursive is no longer as commonly used. It can be difficult to read, and in the digital age, many people type on a computer instead of writing things by hand.

Handwriting is sometimes considered as a representation of that person, occasionally as a medium for creators’ emotional expression. Dynamic writing can better present the soul of Chinese characters.

Outcome of Machine Learning  

AR  Practice

Chinese character summon a horse

  Fake Chinese characters walking around on paper

Chinese Ink installation
Egor Kraft

Generative Photography
Nuntinee Tansrisakul, Yuguang Zhang

Book from the Sky
Xu Bing

I can remember 
Guillaume Slizewicz