Julie Ditetova (CZ)
Machine learning: Programming Patterns
M.A. project
Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague
M.A. Jan Netusil
This project is an experiment which explores the capabilities of machine learning for generating new patterns based on input data from 18th-century church fabric archives from Brno. The neural network uses these motifs to generate a wide array of possibilities aiming to produce the most reliable imitations of the original patterns by successive iterations. The created patterns are projected onto a screen as a sequence with a smooth transformation of motifs. They are also embroidered on canvas to symbolically link the physical and virtual reality. The preparation of the dataset is an authorial element, which has a major influence on the final form of the project. The work emphasises the significance of human decisions behind the seemingly automated process.