What a Ghost Dreams Of

h.o (INT)


What is a “ghost”? Generally it is understood as an inner “soul” and a mysterious outward appearance. What a Ghost Dreams Of grapples with a new “ghost” of our time: digital surveillance in our society. Visitors are observed by a large “eye” when they come in. Everyone who passes by is fed by computer vision directly into a “ghost” that creates new digital faces of people who do not exist in the real world. What do we humans project into the digital counterpart we are creating with AI? It is getting to know our world without prior knowledge and generating data that never existed. What are the effects of using AI to produce works of art? Who holds the copyright? And what is AI, the “ghost,” dreaming about, and what does that mean for us as human beings?


Project Credits:

  • AI System: John Brumley
  • Surveillance Application: Hiroshi Chigira
  • Technical Direction: Hiroshi Chigira, John Brumley, Taizo Zushi
  • Art Direction, Concept: Hideaki Ogawa, John Brumley,
  • Hiroshi Chigira, Emiko Ogawa, Taizo Zushi
  • Eye Blinks Editing / Directing: Martina Sochor
  • Eye Blinks Cinematography: Jonatan Salgado Romero
  • Eye Blinks Model: Andressa Miyazato
  • Photography: Florian Voggeneder
  • Face Photo Booth: Ali Nikrang
  • This project utilizes the AI algorithm StyleGAN (Karras et al. 2018)
  • This project is presented in the framework of the European ARTificial Intelligence Lab and co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.