Machinic Dreamings of Limehouse Foreshore at Low Tide
The machine dreams in hyperreal hallucinatory visions emergent from the convolutions of its deep neural network. It produces a cycogeographic mapping of site, an extraction of the essence of place through a process of forensic analysis and Bayesian probabilities.
Machinic Dreamings are the output of a machine learning generative adversarial network. Trained on 1000 photographs of a body occupying the temporary landscape of the Limehouse Foreshore; a triangular expanse of mud, silt and rocks on the northside of the Thames, just as the river sweeps south at Canary Wharf and only revealing itself at low tide.
All dreamings are collective acts. Machinic Dreamings link anonymous humans and non-humans across time and space. They are dependent on a technical infrastructure of GPUs, housed in data centres, located across national borders and interconnected through fibreoptic cables.