Installation uses artificial intelligence to visualise archive material

31.05.2017 Design : Digital : Technology
Archive Dreaming by Refik Anadol, Istanbul

Istanbul – Designed by artist Refik Anadol, the installation uses machine learning to establish new connections between documents.

Archive Dreaming visualises the SALT Galata museum’s 1.7m documents. The artificial intelligence (AI)-powered archive creates connections between the museum’s collection of pictures, books and newspapers, and displays them as an immersive video installation that visitors can browse using a touchscreen interface.

According to Anadol, the installation is a new way of approaching art and history that challenges the traditional archive format. ‘This project is not science fiction,’ the artist explained at a discussion in the gallery space earlier this month. ‘I want people to see it as a proposition from the future.’

The Big Picture

  • Artists are combining human and artificial intelligence to create interfaces that challenge how people approach and interact with archives. For more, read our Awakening Tech macrotrend
  • AI is increasingly part of consumers everyday lives as artists and brands such as Google develop new platforms that examine how machine-based learning can evolve
You have 1 free News articles remaining. Sign up to one of our membership packages from just £100 a month.
View Subscription Offers Sign in

What do we use cookies for?

We use cookies to enable the use of our platform’s paid features and to analyse our traffic. No personal data, including your IP address, is stored and we do not sell data to third parties.

Learn more