COUNTING CRATERS ON THE MOON. (ongoing)

drawing, video, archival material


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An artificial intelligence system (CNN) detected in March 2018 in less than 24 hours, 7,000 lunar craters. The second director of the National Observatory of Athens, Johann Friedrich Julius Schmidt (1858-1884), identified over 34 years, about 30,000 craters, and designed the most comprehensive map of the moon. The installation 'Counting craters on the moon' has as its core an imaginary conversation between the algorithm and Schmidt. Their conversation, which AI sees in her dream, refers inter alia to labor, companionship, cats, future, errors. The topics they discuss are addressing some of the most up-to-date questions about human and machine relations. Drawings, 3D and digital prints along with archive material tranfer fragments of this conversation into space.

Graphite on paper, lasercut and ink on plexi, 40x40cm

Mistakes are human. (Or cheated by the sun. The Linne crater.) 3D printed model.


Different eyes. Different truths. One moon. Digital Prints from dataset with 200 images (upon consent of the researchers)


Naming is a human habit. The crater nomenclature by the International Astronomical Union. Digital print. 2018


Exhibited:
@ National Observatory of Athens , June 2018