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Launching New Title Book "Aim an Arrow at the Rock in the Ocean"




さらに本書では、画像をテキスト化するマルチモーダルAIにそれぞれのイメージを読み込ませることで、「AIがこれらのイメージをどう解釈するか」をテキストにして掲載しています。そのアウトプットがまたおもしろく、「深い分析だなぁ」と感心するものから、「え、これがそんなふうに見えるの!?」と驚くものまで。AIの解釈を通して、この世界に“正しい見方”なんてひとつもないということ、そして、世界は誤読の連鎖でできていることを教えてくれるような本になっています。こちらは米Lenscultureの'Favourite Photobooks 2023'の1冊に選ばれました(速水惟広さん選)。



We produced "Aim an Arrow at the Rock in the Ocean," a collection of works by artist/photographer Taro Karibe, as the first original project of Troublemakers.

In this work, Taro, who explores the creativity of AI and humans and technology’s act of seeing things, made machine eyes see illusions. He took pictures of glitch-generated screens on an LCD TV with a digital camera and loaded the images into an AI-equipped landscape photo recognition system; then, the AI made up nonsense landscape pictures based on its machine-learned memory. By using the AI's bias in this way, Taro drew out "how the machine intelligence wants to see the world." The images are strangely beautiful and let us experience the psychedelic and illusionary visual world of AI.

In addition, this book includes texts on "how AI interprets these images" by loading each image into a multimodal AI that explains images by text. The output is also interesting — you would be impressed by the AI's deep analysis and surprised by how unexpected the AI's ways of seeing are. Through AI's interpretations, the book tells us that there is no one right way to look at the world and that the world is made up of chains of misinterpretations. This book has been chosen by Lensculture's 'Favorite Photobooks 2023' by Ihiro Hayami.

👀You can buy the book via Taro’s website.

Aim an Arrow at the Rock in the Oceanあの海に見える岩を、弓で射よ

Taro Karibe / 苅部太郎

Text and Image / Taro KaribeDesign / Manami InoueEdit / Yuto MiyamotoEnglish Proofreading (Afterword) / Susie KrieblePrinting Direction / Keita OtsukaPrinted by Hakkou Bijyutsu

Language / English and JapanesePage / 128Size / 182×257x10mmCover Price / ¥8,800 (including tax)


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