I am curious about aesthetic value in program design which is increasing in every situation in the design field. The design that these programs produce entirely changed my perspective on design. It is accurate, fast, and can visualise the result right away How should we accept it and what will be the designer's position in the future? what is my role? Am I using AI as a tool or does AI use me as a tool?
I have defined that there are three main values in aesthetic value. 1st preconception is "judge before understanding" 2nd reputation is "Being blind by name or brand" and 3rd is "cultural differences" (nationality, gender, social hierarchy). The design created by the deep learning program could show biased results regarding the data given at the time of learning the program. However, it was said that this bias did not appear in machine learning with the same structure as human neural networks.
The program follows the most efficient way of searching for the answer and proving the result. As a human being, you do not know how the result comes out, but you know it is the right answer. Moreover, when scientists use the most artificial program to design objects, interestingly programs mimic nature, not because it is programmed but because the structure that we can observe in nature is the most efficient way of building.
Therefore, I try to take away three elements based on the aesthetic in the object with the AI design program. My experiments are shape, structures, and materials. The experiments of shape and structure are following a machine learning program and depict the result of what I got from the program. The last story is telling about how future materials can be designed by a program. I translate this in a poetic way of visualization.
From abandoned wooden pieces in a windmill to machine learning design, it is the steps of what I have been experimenting with. Some results that you do not expect may be an error in your eyes, but they can appear as a new aesthetic. If you and machines are set as different subjects and deviate from existing prejudices, new creations may be discovered.