Exihibit + Panel Discussion
With a PhD in Biophysics, Mike Tyka has been studying the structure and dynamics of protein molecules and has been writing computer simulation software to better understand the fascinating process of protein folding. He currently works on machine learning at Google in Seattle.
Mike became involved in creating sculpture and art in 2009 when he helped design and construct Groovik's Cube, a 35ft tall, functional, multi-player Rubik"s cube. Since then, he co-founded ALTSpace, a shared art studio in Seattle, and started creating sculptures of protein molecules. He hopes to capture some of the hidden beauty of these amazing nanomachines, make it accessible to the general public, and maybe act as inspiration for those who want to learn more about the biochemistry that make life possible.
Since 2015, Mike has been working with artificial neural networks as an artistic medium. Using Iterative DeepDream, he created largescale artworks. His collaboration with Refik Anadol using Generative Adversarial Networks resulted in a pioneering immersive projection installation called Archive Dreaming. His latest generative portraits series 'Portraits of Imaginary People' has been shown at ARS Electronica in Linz, at the New Museum in Karuizawa (Japan) and at the Seoul Museum of Art.