This project is from the series titled Refactored Landscapes that explores the learning process and the creative output of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning through computer-generated imagery and video. Referencing historically Canadian artworks and their aesthetics, these works focus on the phases and iterative steps in which computational creativity evolves and develops. By displaying these iterations, it might make it possible to glimpse into the workings of the algorithms that many of the platforms we depend on use every day. The creative learning or creative evolutionary development that algorithms execute to understand and predict our desires makes it possible for online personalized experiences.
Using The Group of Seven as the basis for content and creative inspiration, the intention is to
connect an iconic Canadian aesthetic from a specific period in Canada’s past with the present
cultural and technological forefront. Canada is currently paving in the Artificial Intelligence and
Machine Learning fields.
By exposing some of the hidden processes of digital systems, one could connect through a proxy
the similarities between complex digital networks and the interconnectedness of our natural
environment. Allowed to consider these relationships, and our presence within these spaces,
whether digital or physical, can an awareness of our existence and impact affect our behaviour,
acceptance and actions towards our digital or environmental worlds?
While the adoption of technology is forcing many changes within our society, it’s also providing new
ways to connect, learn, and be exposed to new ideas and concepts that would otherwise mainly be
unacceptable without modern technology. With these pieces, the artist hopes to provide an
opportunity for public discourse about our relationships with technologies, the benefits and
hindrance it creates in our daily lives and the impact these new digital systems have on our