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Constellations

Constellations is an animated, interactive celestial skyscape – a cosmic orchestra of light and sound. In this incarnation of the Kirasu universe, participants’ bodies are tracked and transformed into constellations, illuminating the night sky and entangling motion with the stars. The current installation is just one of an infinite number of potential materializations inspired by philosophical musings on the unknown and on what lies beyond. At its heart, Constellations is about finding our place in the universe, transporting our active, eternal essences through space and time, and by doing so, rediscovering that we, too, are born of stars. All incarnations of Kirasu, including Constellations, are dedicated to co-creator, David Rosser, the white moth who continues to inspire from the upper pure bright air. Viva La Rosser!
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The Cave

“Art and the ability to think of abstract concepts is what distinguishes our species from other animals…Its emergence, therefore, marks one of the key moments when our species became truly human” [1] “The Cave” is an interactive, projection-mapped installation debuted at Luna Fete 2016 that explores the dawn of art created by artificial intelligence- art made possible by new machine learning algorithms. By tweeting images to @paintingthecave, the audience spawns algorithmically-generated computer “cave paintings” that are embedded into the cave’s digital mesh. For the tech savvy: the program employs convolutional neural networks to preserve the semantic content of the original tweet while rendering the image in the style of another (also algorithmically-generated) picture. For a complicated, in-depth explanation of neural-style art, check out this paper.   [1] Ghosh, Pallab. “Cave Paintings Change Ideas about the Origin of Art.” BBC News. 2014. Web. http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29415716. 05 Dec. 2016.
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kirasumusic.com

Created an interactive website (p5.js) for the arts collective, Kirasu.
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