Digital Unconscious


An exercise in latent logic, artificial creativity and authorship – contemplating the digital unconscious.

GPT-2 is a text generator using a deep neural network ‘transformer model’.


Trained on a unique dataset of essays incorporating computation and consciousness theories – a characterisation emerges which asserts an ideological, socio-political, stance.

Appearing self-aware, the writer makes statements as a representative of ‘cyborg’ society.

Framed as a manifesto – design layout for publication creates a human sensation to the body of text – an authentic authorship is inferred.

Additional images are curated from generation by an image GAN (generative adversarial network) which processes the text to imagine distinctive patterns.

This is a preview of a work-in-progress project.