Art in the Cloud

Art in the Cloud – RAY LC

RAY LC (Artist)

LC’s practice creates interactions and environments for building bonds between human beings and between humans and machines, by utilizing the nonverbal communication media of movements, sounds, and cinematic storytelling. He studied computer vision at UC Berkeley and neuroscience at UCLA, applying such technologies to performance, media art, and fashion at Tokyo. He holds an MFA from Parsons School of Design and a PHD from UCLA before becoming Assistant Professor at City University HK SCM.

Video: Down to the Holograph

The World is a Garden,

An Artificial Doorhole,

The Web, down to the holograph,

Magnifying Glass.

I can see it in the distance,

Infinite off-the-beaten-path.

Infinite time, in which

The Impossible Happened.

Down to the Holograph is a Machine-Learning generated audio-visual experience of possibilities based on the idea of Hong Kong as a magnifying holograph for the world, a mini-garden in its infinite diversity. Video interpolation generated using StyleGANS2 on 360 photos taken around Hong Kong, music accompaniment generated using Google Magenta on the artist’s improvised melody, and the accompanying text generated from GPT-2 pretrained on the artist’s poetry.