The Artist Using an Algorithm to Generate Rose Petals

By Maisie Skidmore

In August 2016, artist Sarah Meyohas undertook an extraordinary installation in the atrium of the former Bell Labs complex – a scientific research and development laboratory based in New Jersey. Over the course of several days, 16 temp workers plucked and photographed the individual petals from 10,000 roses, creating a digital data set with the results. Afterwards, the artist worked with a team of machine-learning experts to…

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