Maja Petric

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Lost Skies, Air Pollution

Lost Skies (2017-2019) are computer generated images that express the essence of our collective gaze at nature affected by climate change. In order to achieve this all-encompassing perspective, I utilize artificial intelligence (AI) system custom made for this project, AIEye, as an artistic tool and combine numerous points of view into individual archetypal images. AIEye algorithms, developed in collaboration with the computer scientists Mihai Jalobeanu*, search the internet and identify manifold views of the sky based on time, location, air pollution, and meteorological data. These complex mathematical systems review all of the found images, analyze their salient properties and summarize the data. The resulting artwork captures the climate change as seen through varying human perspectives.

*Mihai Jalobeanu, Ph.D., has been working for more than 20 years in software development, including developing autonomous intelligent systems that feature various aspects of robotics – control, perception, machine learning, software design, and interaction. He is a Principal at Microsoft Research focused on AI and robotics open systems.


Media: light box with artificial intelligence generated image

Materials: AIEye artificial intelligence algorithm by Mihai Jalobeanu, canvas print, LED lighting, aluminum frame

Dimensions: 96x48x5 in


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