1st Place winner
Digital Spirituality - Sanity
DESCRIPTIONThe practice of yoga on the one hand, robotics and artificial intelligence on the other hand, two very contemporary fields that everything opposes or at least that nothing binds.
In the continuity of my personal project The Robot Next Door and my reflections on the hypothetical place that synthetic beings could take in our everyday world, I push my questions on the interpretation that these machines could have on the notions of body physical, mind and consciousness.
How could the ideas of spirituality and meditations be interpreted and translated for a thinking machine?
Can taking care of your body and finding a mental balance be understood by a simulation of autonomous human intelligence?
Questions that I illustrate through a small series of images showing mechanical characters trying to ape humans during experimental sessions in a kind of algorithmic introspection.
AUTHORI am a professional UX/UI designer based in Brittany (France). I create images as a self tought photographer under pseudonyme Niko Photographisme.
I work mainly on surrealist compositions and I like to create my own world using home made props and photomanipulation. I really favor "tangible methods" during photoshootings (no cgi/3D). Then, I use editing software to achieve the better image as possible.
I consider photography as a playground for my imagination. Digital photography and retouching offer me a great freedom of creation.
I obsessed with appearances and I like to work on body modifications and improved human capacities. False pretense, appearance and reality manipulations are my main common thread.