Womaness

AI-assisted art

An algorithm is only as good as the dataset it was trained on.

Womaness is an algorithmic reflection of what mainstream media has established as femininity: voluptuous silhouettes, blobs of nude hues everywhere, pink as the predominant color. The images in this series constitute a reflection of the cultural context it was born in.

 

As AI gains momentum in our culture, I feel compelled to think about how algorithmic art can help us visualize the way women are represented in mainstream media.

The process focused on stereotypical renditions of femininity. With the algorithm's help, thousands of unique images  were generated, each made up of genes of images targeted at  women, or depicting women.

The result bears a vague  resemblance of what we have defined as feminine. Womaness is not the algorithm’s judgement, but a direct reflection of our visual and cultural landscape; one that reflects a history of misrepresentation and underrepresentation.

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