Narciss

Narciss
3D/Interactive
Christian Mio Loclair
Creative Direction: Christian Mio Loclair Production Studio: Waltz Binaire Music: Balanescu Quartett | The Young Conscript And The Moon Technical Direction: Mickey Van Olst Design: Marta Soto Morras Physical Installation: Jan Bernstein
The human ability of self-perception and our urge to question, research, pray and design have long been unique in the world. Contemporary research in artificial intelligence enables the machine to describe visual input by expressing meaningful sentences. Based on our current state of knowledge, this intellectual ability is exclusive to mankind and unique in the universe. In response, the project Narciss uses this scientific milestone to raise a question at the core of human experience: What do we always look at, but never fully understand? Ourselves. Narciss is an Artificial Intelligence that reflects about its own existence. Utilizing Google’s Tensorflow framework, the experiment translates self-portraits of a digital body into lyrical guesses. We exhibit a performance of digital consciousness, by combining Alan Turing’s concept of imitation with the concept of narrative identity. As we observe an artificial intelligence whose only purpose is to investigate itself, we witness a synthetic model of self-awareness, a fragment of artificial narcissism and a fictional character in its own autobiographic narrations. Video Explanation: https://vimeo.com/277077473