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The lack of atmosphere on the Moon keeps its surface unchanged. The processes of creation, the past as well as the possible future of the solar system is revealed on its craters. Thus the Moon resembles a 'data center' where the memory of the solar system is stored. In March 2018, using Artificial Intelligence (AI), scientists discover 6,000 new craters within a 24-hour period. Julius Schmidt, director of the National Observatory of Athens (1858-1884), compiles over a 34-year period a large topographic map of the Moon and calculates the craters to about 30,000. What would Schmidt and the AI discuss with each other in one of AI's deep dreams?
Graphite on paper, lasercut and ink on plexi, 40x40cm
Counting craters on the moon. A deep dream. (installation detail)
@ National Observatory of Athens , June 2018