Francisco Alarcon is an artist and engineer immersed in visual digital culture.
PHOTO FINISH explores the impact of technological progress, in concrete AI, and its influence on visual culture, featuring the horse as a central symbol. The artwork references its historical significance in the work of Eadweard Muybridge, where the horse served as an object for capturing the passage of time with photography and ultimately led to the development of motion pictures.
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Generative Architecture Project for the Metaverse.
As the Metaverse is becoming more ubiquitous, we are seeing many different examples of virtual worlds emerging. Immersive virtual worlds are not something novel; however, blockchain technology adds a more tangible layer to our virtual experience, which extends the material world.
In this context of expansion into the Metasphere, Architecture is needed to shape the habitat of the Virtual Realm. This is where SOLIDS was born, as an essential response to the needs for buildings in the established and upcoming Digital Environments.
Infinites AI+IRL is a body of work of unique artworks generated at the time of the minting in the Ethereum blockchain. At the time of its creation, Infinites AI+IRL were done on Ethereum, but now, they are stored on-chain on Bitcoin using the Ordinals protocol.
Infinites was created with the idea of overlapping the work of a Generative Adversarial Network (GAN), with an on-chain Generative operation. The intersection of the two processes is resolved in an engaging simulation diluting an AI-generated image into a digital canvas.
Ocean Amplification is a video montage that offers visualizations and simulations of ocean waves, waves whose heights are growing in some parts of the Southern Hemisphere owing to the effects of climate change, which include intensified storms and latitudinal shifts in wind patterns.
In collaboration with Stefan Helmreich.
Ars Electronica Garden of … Knowledge for Humanity
CURATORIAL A(I)GENTS metaLAB (at) HARVARD
Ocean Amplification, 2020
With Stefan Helmreich
Digital Video 9:29
Ocean Amplification is a video montage that offers visualizations and simulations of ocean waves, waves whose heights are growing in some parts of the Southern Hemisphere owing to the effects of climate change, which include intensified storms and latitudinal shifts in wind patterns. Developed by cultural anthropologist Stefan Helmreich and artist Francisco Alarcon, the video frames increasing wave heights in the Oceanic South as avatars of changing human-inhuman political ecologies.
Installation. Custom Software, Video, Sound, IGTV and your mobile device
On view on IGTV during lockdown due to the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak link︎
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