Lucy Mudel

MA Digital Media – Image Making

biomorphic syntheses

biomorphic syntheses is created as a collaboration between the human image maker and machine learning image synthesis programs by training generative adversarial networks, including both styleGAN and artGAN. Renderings from these models are then used as assets in animation, reviving inanimate form to bring the appearance of life.


The project’s intention is to provoke a dialogue on how image makers can use digital programs as tools to enhance their artistic practice; as well as intending to illuminate the necessity of the creator’s input to generate the models themselves and new imagery.  At the beginning of the animation, one can see the actual visual outputs of the first steps of the artGAN learning what “surrealism” looks like. This work focuses on the idea of questioning organic design, concepts of novel being, animism, and interconnectedness of carbon systems in the forest mycorrhizal network as well as the digital network. This work creates a dialogue on carbon and pixel transfer, in both an environmental sense, data storage, and archiving.


This work is presented in a square format as both the styleGAN and artGAN output new images from transferred pixels of the inputted datasets using vector based square ratios. Deep learning systems also require a large amount of storage, subsequently requiring a great deal of energy. Presently this work has collectively required approximately 15 GB of storage. While it is difficult to measure the environmental impact of small scale deep learning models, training a single deep learning model can emit thousands of pounds of CO2 emissions.

About Lucy Mudel

Lucy is a multidisciplinary artist working in photography, animation, film, painting, metals and sound. Some of the themes her work often explores relate to mental states, surrealism, psychology, nature, folklore and mysticism. Lucy graduated with a bachelor’s of science in Psychology, with particular focus on mental health, perception, wildlife conservation, virtual reality, as well as human and nonhuman behavior.


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Nathalie Combes

MA Digital Media – Critical Computing

Data Perception

Data Perception’s purpose is to question our perception of data and our understanding of intelligence within computers, technology, and Artificial Intelligence. By gathering data and questioning our perceptions of truths, the project will try to give a useful lesson to the visitors of the exhibition. 

About Nathalie 

Nathalie is a French/American creative based in London. She previously studied Design at UAL and is currently finishing her Master’s Degree in Digital Media – Critical Computing at Goldsmiths University. Interested in the role of technology within society, she tried to explore how data capitalism occurs as well as the perception of intelligence within computers, Artificial Intelligence and technology.

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Daniel Jing

MA Digital Media – Image Making

Instructions’ 2021 

‘Instructions’ is a collection of experimental images generated by Jing’s tension about the unstoppable development of the modernization process in his hometown. Inspired by the concept of a utopian plan government that takes over the planet, the artist extended an immersive atmosphere through visual and audio experience and conveyed his perplexed state of mind.

‘Instructions’: the beginning

god’s plan

the process- Taobao bubble dream

in sweet sweet dreams, nobody hurts

‘Instructions’: the end

time to take over

About Daniel

Daniel Jing (he/they) is a visual artist born in Tianjin, China, currently based in London and Shanghai working with films, TV series and other types of videos. After studying in Beijing for his undergraduate degree, Daniel graduated from Communication University of China with a bachelor’s degree in Digital Arts, a program focusing on different skills of film making, such as storytelling, shooting, editing and etc. Following his undergraduate degree, he had worked for a Chinese established film company for one year to sharpen his skills. Daniel are currently attending Goldsmiths, University of London, in a Master of Arts in Digital Media: Image Making, where he is focusing on digital visual arts and philosophies.


He is always keen on conveying his strong emotions by his works which featured his expressive color schemes and storytelling ability . 


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