‘Agency of the Designer in the Age of AI’ is exhibition showcasing the intersection of artificial intelligence (AI) and design, featuring a virtual reality (VR) representation of a futuristic world, film compilations highlighting AI’s impact on visual media, and research projects by Latent Object Limited.
The opening ceremony will be a public discussion between invited guests around the globe, such as the Architectural Association (AA) School of Architecture in London, MIT in the U.S. and the University of Toronto, both online and in person.
AI popularity has become a public concern and therefore for designer, AI image is building an alternative reality for the built environment. What should human designers do when AI occupies our roles? How do we protect human intelligence?
Peggy Yu’s work describes a world where AI has flooded the media spectrum with indiscernible imagery that creates our simulated reality. Many of our knowledge of the world is constructed based on visual understanding.
Tom Chan’s animation attempts to construct a futuristic world for museum typology, where visitors can constantly access exhibits and artwork in a labyrinth-like experience. It uses AI and blends designer’s human intelligence to protect the agency of spatial designers.
As a research collective founded by Peggy Yu and Tom Chan, Latent Object Limited (LOL), has taught workshop to students around the globe. We ask students to use AI to imagine six narrative cities to speculate fictional worlds.
The format of the exhibition will be a pop-up booth that features a physical VR space, where visitors can visit the digital exhibition through a VR headset installed in the venue.