Midjourney experimentation: representing Nature on a macro scale


The paper presents the premises for a research project on the subject of Human-Nature interaction, with a focus on the role that the discipline of representation can play as a tool for investigation, experimentation and as a vehicle for content aimed at increasing awareness. Through a path made of surreal, invisible and natural images, the basis for a reflection on the role of representations through AI will take shape, referring to the theme of Nature as a contemporary field of experimentation. The aim will be to construct representative artefacts inspired by Nature, using digital technologies and material manipulations, for the increase of an ecological awareness through an up-close and surreal point of view. The project in which this line of research is placed is "Designing with more-than-humans", funded by University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli”.


Midjourney; hybrid images; nature.

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