by Funda Zeynep Ayguler (TR)
A collection of manifestos, dating from the 17th century until today, have been transformed into 3D shapes by using text mining techniques that reconstruct linguistic contexts of words from raw text. Mycelium fungus is used to create an organic living sculpture out of this digital hybridization. The AR experience is based on the points of the data cloud, in which every dot represents a word of the raw text. Inside an abstract vector space derived from real-world language corpora, words become points in a n-dimensional space, where algebraic calculations operate on the syntactic and semantic creation of language. A combination of transformer-based architectures is used to generate a new manifesto that mimics human-written text.