Martin Disley has joined the Library as our Artist in Residence until summer 2020, funded by the Creative Informatics AHRC-funded project.
AI and the collections
As a new media artist, Martin has experience of using digital methods to create art installations. Martin is exploring the use of Generative Adversarial Networks (GAN) – a form of machine learning – with the collections, to create new artworks based on the Library’s digitised material.
One early work explores the Tay and Forth Bridge photographic collections, creating haunting images of ghostly bridges.
Scottish Admiralty Charts
Martin is now beginning to work with the Library’s map collections: more coming soon!
As part of my residency with @natlibscot and @CreateInf I've been training GANs on the library's digitised map collections. Here are some latent space interpolations that demo the first model… pic.twitter.com/5QRS6M8vLW— martin disley (@martin_disley) May 6, 2020
Find out more
Visit the Creative Informatics website: Creative Informatics
Find out more about Martin Disley: Martin Disley’s website