“Three Stage Drawing Transfer” by Twomey

  • ©Robert Twomey



Entry Number: 04


    Three Stage Drawing Transfer



    Three Stage Drawing Transfer is an experimental human-robot performance and emerging media arts research project exploring drawing, cognition, and new possibilities for creative, embodied interactions between humans and machines. The work creates a visual-mental-physical circuit between a Generative Adversarial Network (GAN), a co-robotic arm, and a five-year-old child. Building on traditions from experimental performance and collaborative drawing, it extends these with the emergent capabilities of generative neural networks and robotic automation. The live child-robot interaction occurs within the space of a shared sheet of paper, where they together develop a collaborative drawing guided by the GAN’s understanding and the child’s imagination, resulting in a drawing as artifact and video as documentation.


    Tero Karras, Samuli Laine, Miika Aittala, Janne Hellsten, Jaakko Lehtinen, and Timo Aila. 2020. Analyzing and Improving the Image Quality of StyleGAN. In Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR). Google ScholarCross Ref
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