Presented by: [phylum] collective: Johnny DiBlasi / Bello Bello / Carlos Castellanos


We are talking about Beauty, a hybrid biological-technological artwork, currently under development by Phylum, an experimental research collective, an experimental research collective specializing in cultural production informed by the intersections of science, technology and the arts (and of which the authors are members).

The work is based on an artificial intelligence agent that uses deep reinforcement learning to interact with and alter cultures of pattern-forming social bacteria in order to make them more aesthetically pleasing.