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Refik Anadol  Media Artist & Director at RAS. Co-founder / Creative Director at Antilop

Dear friends, tomorrow I’ll be sharing our studio’s most recent project WDCH Dreams in collaboration with @laphil and it’s unique narrative journey @digi.logue

Just arrived İstanbul to present WDCH Dreams, our recent collaborations with @laphil for @digi.logue Summit - Future Tellers 2018. Additionally will be leading a panel with wonderful minds; Casey Reas, Zach Lieberman, Kyle McDonald, Gene Kogan and Lauren McCarthy to share and discuss their invaluable contributions to open-source culture.

Dear friends, I’m very excited to announce that German Design Award Special Award given to our studio’s unique project Archive Dreaming! Many thanks to entire @salt_online and Artists and Machine Intelligence @googleartsculture @kenricmcdowell and @miketyka for the wonderful collaboration! @vasif.kortun @mericoner Archive Dreaming explores data and machine learning, letting you examine 1.7 million documents, their information and connections, but when idle it visualizes ‘dreams’ of documents with neural networks within architectural immersive environment.

Dear friends, one of the most unique aspect of our narrative for WDCH Dreams was truly connecting architectural memories of the building directly with the skin/facade as an interface for near future speculations. For Chapter III - Dream we used height-maps of machine hallucinations all trained on more then 600.000 digital archive images of @laphil . @pkmital used PG-GAN machine learning algorithm and we simply trained AI in 3 weeks with @nvidia GV100 gpu in our studio. This audio is also composed by @kerimkarao with samples from our latest classification and generative outputs of LA Phil’s sound archives later on also used by @robertthomassound for designing soundtrack for our exhibition mode.

Dear friends, tonight was the last performance of WDCH Dreams. It was an incredible journey from the very first inception of the idea to a moment where it touches many people of Los Angeles, as a true public art project driven with @laphil ‘s 100 years of data and machine intelligence! Infinitely thankful to every mind and soul supported this journey! I do believe we put together a unique vision of near future with media arts, architecture and divine cultural archives of @laphil

WDCH Dreams is up and running till 6th of October! Thank you LA for the wonderful reaction! @laphil #wdchdreams #laphil100

Dear friends, WDCH Dreams is up and running till 6th of October between 7:30-11:50pm with 42 ultra-bright projectors :) (Tonight we are off due to the rain conditions.) It so meaningful to see many people experiencing it! Thank you so much for your wonderful notes and messages! @laphil #wdchdreams #laphil100

Dear friends, our latest public art installation WDCH Dreams getting beautiful reaction from Angelinos! To make Walt Disney Concert Hall “dream,” Anadol utilized a creative, computerized “mind” to mimic how humans dream – by processing memories to form a new combination of images and ideas. To accomplish this, Anadol worked with the Artists and Machine Intelligence program at Google Arts and Culture and researcher Parag K. Mital to apply machine intelligence to the orchestra’s digital archives – nearly 45 terabytes of data – 587,763 image files, 1,880 video files, 1,483 metadata files, and 17,773 audio files. The files were parsed into millions of data points that were then categorized by hundreds of attributes, by deep neural networks with the capacity to both remember the totality of the @laphil ‘s “memories” and create new connections between them. This “data universe” is Anadol’s material, and machine intelligence is his artistic collaborator. Together, they create something new in image and sound by awakening the metaphorical “consciousness” of Walt Disney Concert Hall. The result is a radical visualization of the organization’s first century and an exploration of synergies between art and technology, and architecture and institutional memory. “

Dear friends, today was unforgettable! Dream project WDCH Dreams unveiled at @laphil Centennial Gala! “To make Walt Disney Concert Hall “dream,” Anadol utilized a creative, computerized “mind” to mimic how humans dream – by processing memories to form a new combination of images and ideas. To accomplish this, Anadol worked with the Artists and Machine Intelligence program at Google Arts and Culture and researcher Parag K. Mital to apply machine intelligence to the orchestra’s digital archives – nearly 45 terabytes of data – 587,763 image files, 1,880 video files, 1,483 metadata files, and 17,773 audio files (the equivalent of 40,000 hours of audio from 16,471 performances). The files were parsed into millions of data points that were then categorized by hundreds of attributes, by deep neural networks with the capacity to both remember the totality of the LA Phil’s “memories” and create new connections between them. This “data universe” is Anadol’s material, and machine intelligence is his artistic collaborator. Together, they create something new in image and sound by awakening the metaphorical “consciousness” of Walt Disney Concert Hall. The result is a radical visualization of the organization’s first century and an exploration of synergies between art and technology, and architecture and institutional memory. “

Some of our data universe explorations created from the wonderful @laphil ‘s 100 years of sound recordings with machine intelligence. To create data universes @pkmital characterized each audio file by 256 attributes such as pitch, timbre, amplitude, tempo, tonalıty and key. These attributes are then projected into a 6-dimensional space and represented as a 3d plane with shape (X, Y, Z) + color (R, G, B) mapped to the 6-dimensions.

Dear friends, getting very excited for our studio’s upcoming audio/visual public installation WDCH Dreams. We will be using @laphil ’s 100 years of memories with machine intelligence and Frank Gehry’s dreamful architecture as a canvas. #wdchdreams #laphil100

Dear friends, we are heavily working on our studio’s most ambitious project so far; WDCH Dreams! Last three weeks to debut this lifetime unique audio/visuals performance using @laphil ‘s 100 years of digital archives with machine intelligence. We will use Frank Gehry’s dreamful architecture as a canvas, data and light as a material! See you all on 27th of September in Los Angeles and wish us good luck!

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