Archive Dreaming – Building relations and drawing alt-history with machine learning

Created by Refik Anadol Studio in collaboration with Google's Artists and Machine Intelligence program, and installed at the SALT Gatala, Istanbul / Turkey, Archive Dreaming is a 6 meters wide circular installation that employs machine learning algorithms to search and sort relations among 1,700,000 documents.

Presented as part of The Uses of Art: Final Exhibition with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union, the installation is user-driven but when idle, the installation "dreams" of unexpected correlations among 1.7 million documents from 17th-20th century Ottoman Bank's Cultural Archive.. The resulting high-dimensional data and interactions are translated into an architectural immersive space.

Sorry, this is Members Only content. Please Log-in.

Join us today by becoming a Member.

  • Archive: More than 3,500 project profiles, scores of essays, interviews and reviews.
  • Publish: Post your projects, events, announcements.
  • No Ads: No advertisements, miners, banners.
  • Education: Tutorials (beginners and advanced) with code examples, downloads.
  • Jobs Archive: Find employers who have recruited here in the past (over 800 jobs).
  • Discounts: Special offers and giveaways (events, books and media).

Become a Member