Author Archives: eevirutanen

Garbage Patch Kids

Artificial life is beginning to form amongst the flotsam and jetsam of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Curious bionic creatures, animal-machine hybrids consisting of junk and debris, crawling ashore with whatever appendages they have, squeal “I’m finally alive!”. I was invited to run a one-week workshop for second year graphic design BA students at Estonian […]

Uncanny Dimple

Uncanny Dimple examines the close proximity between the cute and the creepy. Drawing from roboticist Masahiro Mori’s concept of the Uncanny Valley, which explains the eeriness of lifelike robots, my theory of the Uncanny Dimple portrays a parallel phenomenon in the context of cuteness. The robotic creatures inhabiting the soft depths of the dimple demonstrate […]

Microlabour

It’s year 2119. Due to advancements in robotics and artificial intelligence in the first half of the 21st century, most jobs have been automatised, and no longer require human labour. Universal basic income was globally introduced to provide an adequate level of welfare, and most labour now consists of human-intelligence microtasks carried out in the […]

Työ, muotoilu, isänmaa

Työ, Muotoilu, Isänmaa (Work, Design, Fatherland) (2017) is an installation commissioned from GRMMXI by Design Museum Helsinki for the Enter and Encounter exhibition displaying contemporary Finnish design. Comprising of a massive tapestry more than 40 meters long, which depicts the masochistic and fetishising relationship to work, design, and patriotism, the installation covered the walls of the main exhibition hall. GRMMXI also created a […]

Cephalopods

Algorithmic illustration generator that simulates the development of children’s drawings in the so-called cephalopod phase of early childhood. The generator was used to produce illustrations for the Image magazine’s AI-themed number in December 2018.

2bcn4wur

2bcn4wur (To Be Seen For Who You Are) is an interactive window display produced in collaboration with the advertising agency Wieden+Kennedy. Tracking the busy street with custom computer vision software, the 48 motorised eyeballs follow the movement of the passers-by. The display was installed at the Wieden+Kennedy office in East London in December 2018.