Speculative Evolution

Video Artist: Marc Lee
Country: Year: Duration: 0 min 53 sec


Mobile App as Interface for Net-Based Installations 

Screenshot video captured from the Speculative Evolution mobile app 


In this experiment, you are invited to use DALL-E to create new animal, fungi, plant and robot variations and fly with them through a speculative ecosystem from the perspective of an AI agent. These hybrid creatures are modeled on real-life counterparts and are based on scientific publications in the field of genetic engineering and synthetic biology, which can be viewed by lineage. In this speculative simulation, robotic sensors are used to run through cycles of perception, calculation and action. You can experience how an AI tries to calculate all the components of an ecosystem in order to control and balance an uncontrollable ecosystem. 

Marc Lee

Marc Lee is a Swiss artist. He is experimenting with information and communication technologies and within his contemporary art practice, he reflects critically creative, cultural, social, ecological and political aspects. In this context he is creating network-oriented interactive art projects: interactive installations, media art, internet art, performance art, video art, augmented reality (AR) art, virtual reality (VR) art and mobile art apps. 


His works are exhibited in major Museums and new media art exhibitions including: ZKM Karlsruhe, New Museum New York, Transmediale Berlin, Ars Electronica Linz, HMKV Dortmund, HEK Basel, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Read_Me Festival Moscow, CeC Dehli, MoMA Shanghai, ICC Tokyo, Nam June Paik Art Center, Media Art Biennale and MMCA Seoul. 


He is lecturing, teaching and holding workshops about art and software art in many schools including the China Academy of Art (CAA) Hangzhou, Strelka Moscow, Shanghai Institute of Visual Art (SIVA), National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA) Seoul and ZHdK Zurich. 


Marc Lee he has won many prizes and honorary mentions at international festivals, including “Interaction” and “Software” Awards at Transmediale Berlin and the Social-Media-Art-Award at Phaenomenale Wolfsburg. His art projects are in private and public collections like the Swiss Confederation Federal Art Collection Bern, HEK Basel, Fotomuseum Winthertur and the ZKM Karlsruhe.