Terra Mars

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Ever since humankind was able to look back to Earth from space, the view of the "blue planet" seems to provoke a contemporary type of nostalgia and inspire poetic reflection. Images of Mars could arouse quite the oppositeā€”the feeling of otherness, the realization of our loneliness in the universe. What I present here are artistic renderings of Mars with visual reference to our very own planet Earth. For this project, I have trained an artificial neural network with topographical data and satellite imagery of Earth so that it can learn the relation between them. The trained model was then applied to topographical data of Mars to generate images that resemble satellite imagery of Earth. Terra Mars suggests a new approach to creative applications of artificial intelligenceā€”using its capability of remapping to broaden the domain of artistic imagination.

Source: https://shi-weili.com/terra-mars

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