Artificial Intelligence Controls These Surreal Virtual Realities

DJ Pangburn — Apr 16 2016 Screencaps by author While 3D artist Moritz Reichartz was creating a virtual rendition of Ai Weiwei’s Stools in Mashup Between the Clouds, he was also nearing completion of an automated 3D animation inspired by artificial intelligence.Titled Hands Off [A.I.], Reichartz created the animated video over a year of research and development. In describing the animations as “automated,” Reichartz means that no keyframes were used whatsoever for any of the clips—he merely “designed and guided the self-driving movements.” In this sense the animated virtual objects and spaces, which are equally surreal, beautiful and alien, are types of A.I. Reichartz considers Hands Off [A.I.] to be an artistic answer to Tim Urban’s essay “The AI Revolution: The Road to Superintelligence.” The artist says the article gave…


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