Terra Mars

SHI Weili (CN)

Terra Mars presents artistic representations of the planet Mars in relation to our Earth. An artificial neural network was trained with topographical data and satellite pictures of Earth so it could understand their relationship to one another. The trained model was then used on topographical data from Mars. The program uses these data to create images similar to satellite pictures of Earth. Using “remapping,” the project shows a new approach to creative applications of artificial intelligence expanded by artistic fantasy.

Credits: SHI Weili, 2019, shi-weili.com

This project is co-funded by the European Commission’s DG CONNECT, in the framework of the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Union under the S+T+ARTS programme’s Regional STARTS Centers.