. 674.68mm x 873.12mm . 151 pages . casewrap hardcover . digitally generated . handwritten . diary .
The result of the play between neural networks with their own mysterious motivations, Paranoid Transformer presents itself at first as a diary, written out in a cursive sometimes steady and sometimes not. And, when examined closely, neither human nor digital, but operating in some vertigious in-between. The titular digital paranoid fills the page with their own unique range of fears, rants and doodles — from the mundane to the absurd and uncanny. Generated using a wide variety of artificial intelligence techniques, Transformer invites the reader to explore new precipices in the poetics of text-generation, some admixture of novel, noise and scribble.
This book was created by interlocking neural networks orchestrated by Aleksey Tikhonov (@altsoph), a machine learner, data scientist, and digital art enthusiast from Berlin. You can contact him via his website altsoph.com
The NEW SIGHT series is a collection of computer-generated novels designed into physical artifacts. This series is our exploration of the possible futures that lie at the intersection of technology and the book form.
An imprint of Dead Alive, a digital space dedicated to supporting the future of digital art through collaborative experiments.