Limited Special Edition A.I. LOQI Bag

Neural Zoo by Sofia Crespo

Author: Julia Kahl

On the occasion of our upcoming issue Slanted Magazine #37—AI (end of May), a limited special edition of 200 pieces has been produced. We teamed up with Berlin-based brand LOQI to create a water resistant bag of high-quality presenting the artwork Neural Zoo by Sofia Crespo.

Neural Zoo is an exploration of the ways creativity works: the recombination of known elements into novel ones. These images resemble nature, but it is an imagined nature that has been rearranged. Our visual cortex recognizes the textures, but the brain is simultaneously aware that those elements don’t belong to any arrangement of reality that it has access to.

Computer vision and machine learning could offer a bridge between us and a speculative “natures” that can only be accessed through high levels of parallel computation. Starting from the level of our known reality, we could ultimately be digitizing cognitive processes and utilizing them to feed new inputs into the biological world, which feeds back into a cycle. Routines in artificial neural networks become a tool for creation, one that allows for new experiences of the familiar.

Can art be reduced to the remapping of data absorbed through sensory processes?

Artist: Sofia Crespo
Brand: LOQI
Format: 50 × 42 cm / 11.5 × 11.5 cm (zip pocket)
Handles: 27 cm
Material: Polyester, STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certified
Weight: 56 g
Load Capacity: 20 kg
Edition: 200 pieces
Price: 11.99 €

BUY here or SUBSCRIBE to Slanted Magazine until June 30th, 2021, and receive the bag as a gift for free!

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