real-time generative video installation
computer vision, artificial intelligence, apophenia, pareidolia, cold reading
FUTUREFALSEPOSITIVE is a project based on StyleGAN and object recognition algorithms applied to the ritual of Turkish coffee cup reading. The algorithm performs this continuous object recognition process in real-time—reading the cup—while producing new visual narratives in a loop.
In this process, a relation has been established between false positives in computer vision and the psychological phenomena of pareidolia and apophenia. The interplay between prediction as a false positive and prophecy as apophenia - the tendency to perceive meaningful connections between seemingly unrelated things - does not only focus on absurdity but on possibilities of creative interpretation when trying to understand the technical processes behind it.
*special thanks to Miloš Trifunović and Thomas Hoch