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Interactive Exhibit In Seoul Imagines The Future Of Cities

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Interactive Exhibit In Seoul Imagines The Future Of Cities

Interactive Exhibit In Seoul Imagines The Future Of Cities

Digital artists created an exhibit called Driver Less Vision that explores what an autonomous vehicle may see as it drives through the streets of Seoul

The reality of seeing autonomous vehicles as a normal sight driving on the streets along side other drivers draws closer and closer. When a human drives their vehicle on a busy highway, they look for signs to know what exit ramp they need to take to get to their destination or to know what speed limit to maintain to keep up with the other drivers. But what does a machine see? Does the programming make it all look like ones and zeros, or they do have a digital map like the one on a smart phone? Digital artists Urtzi Grau, Guillermo Fernández-abascal, Daniel Perlin created an exhibit called Driver Less Vision that explores what an autonomous vehicle may see as it drives through the streets of Seoul and how the future may need to change because of them.

In the exhibit, a visitor explores what it looks like to see from the perspective of an autonomous vehicle inside of a dome with an eight meter diameter. The visitor stands in the experience seeing how the streets of a city, in the exhibit they use Seoul, change from the perspective of the artificial intelligence in the vehicle. The visitors watch the drive in a 360 degree view, similar to how the vehicle would perceive the world at all times.

The Driver Less Vision video highlights how Seoul’s street architecture would have to change to best accommodate the autonomous vehicles freely driving on the roads. Current architecture plans couldn’t provide the best driving experience for an autonomous vehicle. Though the project does highlight areas of the city that need to change, it does not offer a solution. Instead, it focuses on the empathy between humans and nonhumans through a small narrative, delivered from the perspective of the vehicle.

The artists attempt to bridge an emotional connection between humans and artificial intelligence programs to make it easier to live together in the future. What may work best for a human doesn’t always work as well for an artificial intelligence. By building an emotional connection, the artists hope humans attempt to understand why things would need to change and how much benefit it could provide both them and the artificial programs.

Grau, Fernández-abascal, and Perlin developed the project for the 2017 Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism. For those unable to attend the event, the team created an interactive video with a 360 degree camera for someone to explore at home.

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