Project name: The Flat Arc

Intent: Experimenting artistic freedom on data, a road to explore possibilities of telling abstract yet emotional stories not with literature but visuals corresponding to datasets. 

Method: Generative visual parameters are governed by real time image/video synthesis, with the help of graphic manipulative software platforms and creative coding. Sources are public datasets or self mined.

City population Beijing

PROJECTED CITY POPULATION (UN URBANIZATION PROSPECTS, 2018) Variable geographic coverage Largest 30 cities Variable time span 2020 – 2035 Unit conversion factor for chart 1000000 Data published by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2018).

World Urbanization Prospects: The 2018 Revision, Online Edition. Link https://esa.un.org/unpd/wup/Download/ Data on city populations is available for the world's largest 30 cities by population (in 2015). Estimates are available in 5-year intervals from 1950 to 2015. Projections are also available to the year 2035 as published by the UN World Urbanization Prospects (2018) based on its median fertility scenario and urbanization trends. CC : ourworldindata.org

Inspecting beauty in data and depicting the complexity of computational thinking, The ability to communicate your thoughts in a structured and logical way. This type of thought process is like the step by step instructions that are coded into a computer. It is also the process of thinking up and then solving problems in a methodical way that could be replicated by a machine. Software engineers, computer programmers, and logistics specialists use this method of thinking to solve problems. Computational thinking is a combination of advanced mathematics, algorithm development, and logic. The development of computational thinking involves considering a problem and breaking it down into single-action steps. Each of these steps is handled in the most efficient way possible. There is also an element of abstraction in computational thinking, which allows your child to move from a specific solution to a specific problem and generalize it to other situations. The result is a paradigm shift in thinking about how the world works.

The project also aim to evoke a sense of other-worldliness with its generative particles with added turbulence. This is a road to depict alien graphics apart from the usual 'cyberpunk' with the help of unusual physics simulation and higher dimensional geometries. 

The idea of ‘storytelling’ in projections is one way forward in terms of content beyond the simple projection of images and shapes. There is the opportunity to engage people in stories beyond looking at a building and delve into history and stories and use the format with a little more narrative around histories. With this, it’s possible to take data from almost anything and use that to create an animation which is live.

Project name: Machine learning + Art

Another experimental project 'Machine learning Art'. Creative freedom on obsessive colours of the universe. Addition to my 'data+art' collective. Inspecting beauty in data and depicting the complexity of computational thinking. Method of amalgamation of Nebula image library from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope trained on StyleGAN model and experimenting 3d heightmaps on the same.

Data, artificial intelligence, machine learning (ML), and deep learning (DL): These make up the zeitgeist of our current times. StyleGAN is a novel generative adversarial network introduced by Nvidia researchers in December 2018, and open sourced in February 2019. StyleGAN depends on Nvidia's CUDA software, GPUs and on TensorFlow.

I started my career with no cultural history of art. Always pushing on technology hard for creating my designs/art. But also have the least respect for generative works made without the intent involving an artistic intent created by human beings. But any work of art with intent remains relevant irrespective of the medium as long it is appreciated by at least one man among the audience.

The project also aim to evoke a sense of other-worldliness with its generative particles with added turbulence. This is a road to depict alien graphics apart from the usual 'cyberpunk' with the help of unusual physics simulation and higher dimensional geometries. 

​The idea of ‘storytelling’ in projections is one way forward in terms of content beyond the simple projection of images and shapes. There is the opportunity to engage people in stories beyond looking at a building and delve into history and stories and use the format with a little more narrative around histories. With this, it’s possible to take data from almost anything and use that to create an animation which is live.

Barcode of colors — Visualization of color data used in the StyleGAN video of the space images

Enterprise Data Art

Personal exploration on 'data meets art'. The datasets of number of active users of whatsapp(green) facebook messenger(blue) b/w 2014-2019 are represented with particle graphics. Dm for full size content and image art works.