Hexells is a Self-Organising System of cells that was trained to build textures using neighbour communication only. This work exposes the relation between the life of an individual cell, and the cell collective as a whole. The system is based on the Neural Cellular Automata.
The work is interactive – you can link to the artwork website and use your finger on your smartphone screen to push the cells around and change their relationships with other cells.
About Alexander Mordvintsev
Alexander Mordvintsev is an artist and a researcher working with AI and Artificial Life. In 2015 he invented the DeepDream algorithm, launching an entirely new subgenre of art using neural networks—and transforming the way we visualize them. He is currently working on self-organizing systems, exploring practical ways of designing artificial life through machine learning.
Alexander Mordvintsev received his Master’s degree in Computer Science from Saint-Petersburg ITMO University, Russia in 2010. He worked on a number of industrial projects focusing on simulation and computer vision. In 2014, he joined Google Zurich where he started working on the interpretability of Deep Learning Vision models. In 2015, he developed the DeepDream algorithm. He is currently focusing on Artificial Life and Self-Organizing Systems.