How can we be one with Everything again?Why do we act the exact opposite way in real life? What can we learn from simulating and deconstructing a deeply human story? My ITP master thesis project on multimodal storytelling with neural network agents, physical installation and simulation: Deconstruct a paradise. To reconstruct a paradise.
Eden is a speculative meditation on human curiosity. A 3D simulation of paradise with neural network agent Adam&Eve is running in realtime.
This virtual Eden is hidden from the eyes of the human audience. We are only allowed to see a verbal description of what the agent encounters - in a physical installation.
The simulation ends with expulsion from paradise, "exile". A cloth gets dragged through a pond of honey until the word disappears. And the simulation starts again. Forever.
tools/sources: unity ml-agents (curiosity based reinforcement learning), OSC via processing, c4d/arnold renders; image source for simulation;
physical installation planned for May 2019, New York