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Spotlight On: Anya Wang, MA Interaction Design Communication – LCC Postgraduate Shows 2019

Written by Jake May
Published date 28 November 2019

Students from MA Interaction Design Communication will be exhibiting an array of innovative and boundary-pushing projects to prospective employers, industry, the public, and friends and family, as part of LCC Postgraduate Shows 2019.

The course will be showing in LCC Postgraduate Shows 2019: Show 2 alongside students across graphic design, film, data visualisation, games design, branding, virtual reality and more, with a Launch Event on 4 December and exhibiting from 5 – 7 December.

Get an idea of what to expect at LCC Postgraduate Shows 2019 as we shine a spotlight on just a handful of the projects set to go on show from the next generation of leading creatives spanning the always-evolving disciplines of design, media and screen...

Anya Wang

Yo-Plotter

In Anya's words...

"Named after the famous depiction of 'Yo-Picasso (I, Picasso)' by Pablo Picasso, Yo-Plotter uses the tool of machine learning and robotics to produce a commentary on the use of these technologies in art and design practice.

"In this work, public tweets about ‘AI art’ are being analysed by a machine learning process that detects the overall sentiment of the discussion. If the average sentiment of the tweets about AI art is positive, the plotter robot attempts to draw Picasso sketches onto a cloth canvas. If they are found to be negative, the cloth is sprayed with water, ruining the part of the drawing the robot plotter is working on.

"The result is a comment on both the role of these technologies in art practice, and the larger evolving cultural discussion around them - Picasso himself famously stated that computers were useless. Development based on “Presto“ by Thibault Brevet"

Follow Anya on Instagram or view Anya's Behance to find out more.


LCC Postgraduate Shows 2019: Show 2 takes place from 5 – 7 December.

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