Author Archives: shardcore

politiciGANs 2019

Herewith, a re-running of the politiciGANs from last year. Recent events in UK politics have left our system of democracy paralysed and unable to reach consensus about anything. With this in mind, I trained a GAN with the faces of all 650 MPs from the Houses of Parliament and asked it to explore the latent […]

IN VITRO

MRI technology reveals the unseeable – a non-invasive method for exploring the very nature of the self. Advances in technology mean that each year we are able to reveal more and more detail. This series of works highlight the tentative relationship between the seen and unseen. I have given the data a physical form, the […]

The Left Hemisphere

This is a map of the left hemisphere of the brain, seen through the lens of a 17th Century Explorer. I have taken the broad functional areas of the left hemisphere of the brain and drawn them as separate continents, as if driven apart by shifting tectonic plates. These continents contain settlements and features with […]

#BLAMEHIGGS

John Higgs is a troublemaker. Not in the usual sense – he doesn’t go around picking fights or starting fires, but he does have the habit of introducing people to chaotic ideas and that can be troublesome. Chaotic ideas have a tendency to incubate and grow until you find yourself in all sorts of unexpected […]