Category Archives: algo

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 […]

The Truth, Post-Truth & Nothing Like The Truth

I gave this talk at the Devonshire Collective Digital Weekender in Eastbourne on 9th Feb 2018. Covering topics including: algoculture, machine-mediated-reality, AI, bots, deepfakes, george osborne, robert anton wilson, operation mindfuck and newt gingrich Filmed by Anna Winter Digital Weekender, produced by Devonshire Collective Curator/Programmer: Amy Zamarripa Solis & Jon Pratty Part of the Threshold […]

politiciGANs

Recently I’ve been playing with Generative Adversarial Networks, which are a new flavour of neural network architecture which can be used to generate new representations from a corpus of data. That data can be images, speech, music, pretty much anything that can be represented as data. In this case, I’m using a GAN to generate […]

@everybrexitbot

The UK Government’s (lack of) position on the execution of Brexit would be laughable, were it not so crushingly destructive to almost every aspect of life in the UK. The word itself is often prefixed with vague and misleading qualifiers, that only serve to further baffle and confuse observers. ‘Hard Brexit’, ‘Soft Brexit’ or even […]