Mark Hirsch // Natural Machine Landscapes


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Natural Machine Landscapes is a speculative design and sculpture project that leverages Artificial Intelligence to imagine synthetic landscapes. Thousands of elevation images were scraped from the internet with custom software and used as training data for a Generative Adversarial Network (GAN). Once trained, the GAN produces novel, synthetic elevation maps in the style of the original data. Selections from these synthetic images are then 3D printed to produce sculptural representations of the Natural Machine Landscapes.