Animistic Collaborators in Mixed Reality
These initial six sketches explore the affordances, interactions, and potentials of artificially intelligent, autonomous virtual actors in 3D space. We developed prototypes of different autonomous “species” that exhibited different approaches — from analytical swarms, to thinking rooms, to inventive construction bots. The simulations placed each species in simplified creative scenarios (e.g. curating a sculpture, writing a script, exploring the form of a building), where the AI entities collaborated in the creative process.