Matt Groh, Ziv Epstein, Manuel Cebrian, Iyad Rahwan

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Deep Angel (2018)

Deep Angel is an artificial intelligence that erases objects from images. Deep Angel is inspired by Paul Klee’s Angelus Novus, which Walter Benjamin once described as the angel of history who seeks to wake up the world to the brewing storm of progress. The disappearing act provides an opportunity to see the world from a new perspective. For example, The Broken Flaneur (a short film produced with Deep Angel) not only showcases what is possible with today’s technology but alters the focus of a scene by disappearing central objects. There’s a beauty to absence. That beauty is intended to reawaken a sense of curiosity and care for our world.