The 'Shift' Collection Features Tech-Inspired Sculptures

By: Hayley McGlone - Jul 20, 2016
References: digitaltrends
Krists Pudzens' new 'Shift' collection features seven tech-inspired sculptures. The Latvia-based artist is known for his new media sculptures. One of the most intricate pieces in the collection is 'Unbalanced Force,' which depicts two robotic organisms climbing a rope.

Pudzens used AI to enable the robots to climb the way he envisioned. A neural network figure is responsible for creating the algorithm that makes the robot ascend smoothly. Another piece in the exhibit uses facial recognition to match the speed, rhythm and patterns of the people who walk by the sculpture.

The exhibition merges high-tech with art in a way that leaves the observer with child-like wonderment at the capabilities of AI-designed robotics. Technology is only becoming more important in the average consumer's day-to-day life, but the collection shows that it can be beautifully transformed into art.