Landshapes AI & Experience Research

Fostering climate engagement through fascination

Our world climate is an incredibly complex and ever-changing system. Landshapes is an interactive installation, featuring a circular projection of AI-generated aerial landscapes – images that look real, yet have never been seen by anyone before.

Aerial perspective of a circular art installation featuring a desert landscape

The installation enables participants to become absorbed in the morphing landscapes and experience a changing climate in an open-ended manner. Instead of utilizing fear, LANDSHAPES intends to spark fascination, offer a place to find wonder, and motivate the viewer to dream of a positive future again.

Closeup perspective of a circular art installation featuring a green waterscape

The presented utilisation of Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) – a subset of artificial intelligence (AI) – to motivate public engagement through the emotion of fascination and element of play was first explored by Frederik Ueberschär under the supervision of Derek Lomas and Alessandro Bozzon in 2020/2021 in the scope of his Master's thesis at the Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands.

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Landshapes is an ongoing design project by Frederik Ueberschär, researching the use of AI-generated lanscape images to foster climate engagement.

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