Neuralism is a collection of short animations by Belfast-based computer artist Glenn Marshall. The animations have been created using artificial intelligence and innovative machine learning techniques, as Glenn explains:
"As a computer artist for the last 20 years, I’ve been fascinated by getting the computer to generate art by itself - this I usually do through coding, mathematics and algorithms - and relying heavily on randomisation. We now suddenly find ourselves deep in the new age of Artificial Intelligence, and with it the capabilities of machine learning to create art.
Rather than just using algorithms and random numbers to create images, the computer can now use a trained neural model of human memory and how it stores shapes, textures, forms and colours, so that it can present memories of people, places, dreams and visions of the imagination as it would to the human mind.
It occurred to me that this process now removes me almost entirely from the creation of the image - as I am dealing directly with preconceived images stored in human memory and the mind’s perception of beauty and form. For me, as an artist, the more I remove myself from the process, the closer I get to truth.
These works represent a personal journey in the exploration and discovery of neural art - only possible through the computer simulation of a human mind isolated from reality, left to its own devices, its doors of perception finally unhinged. Maybe we are entering the age of Artificial Imagination."
To explore Glenn's work, visit https://www.youtube.com/user/glenniszen