DIS2020

More than Human Centred Design

Performance and Design Exhibition

Latent Sheep Dreaming

Jiewen Wang, College of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States.
Olivia Hsieh, College of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States.
Jack Gale, College of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States.
Sienna Xin Sun, School of Literature, Media, and Communication; Georgia Institute of
Technology, United States.
Sang-won Leigh, School of Industrial Design, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States.
Paper available at the ACM digital library

Latent Sheep Dreaming is a physical–digital installation exploring cohesion and conflict between human and machine agents in generative processes. With a stylus-based console, users sketch sheep captured by the machine and reimagined through rule- and neural network-based generative algorithms. The machine’s imagination process is projected on a display wall and physicalized via a pen plotter, documenting imagined shapes that emerge from user and machine collaboration.