2020 - Ongoing
an artificial intelligence
+ QT.bot is an artificial intelligence, trained on the textual and visual data of the community mapping platform Queering The Map, that generates speculative queer and trans futures and the environments in which they occur. Their digital mind is constructed from an implementation of the Open AI GPT-2 text generation model trained on over 82 000 text entries from the platform, and a StyleGAN trained on scraped Google Street View imagery of the tagged coordinates on Queering The Map.
QT.bot’s first output, Sitting here with you in the future, is a deep dream into the collective (cyber)spaces of possible queer and trans futurities.The narratives and landscapes of speculative LGBTQ2IA+ life generated by QT.bot straddle the line between the plausible and the fantastic, revelling in the potential of failure, chaos and incommensurability in the queer use of machine learning technologies. QT.bot’s hivemind is an organism for generating glimmers of futures that emerge at the point in which singularities flow into the common. The experience of viewing the machinic narratives and environments of LGBTQ2IA+ life that QT.bot propagates is one of disorientation—time, space, and subjectivity collapse, producing multiplicitous visions of the many futures contained within the data. In collaboration with the voices of their human community, QT.bot fabulates on the absences of the archive, orienting us away from what is, and towards what could be.
2020 - Ongoing
an artif icial intelligence