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    Learning Algorithms as material and medium

Running with the notion of making Machine Learning material by way of collborating with learning algorithms.  

An interest-driven exploration of machine learning (e.g. learning algorithms) as a material and medium; as an intentionally creative medium. Co-creating tattoo flash with learning algorithms.

I have recently been inspired by the different ways that tattoos have been applied to the skin in the past, and have been thinking of ways that I could bring these elements into my work.” 

As tattoos became more popular in the mid 20th century, there was a greater range of options available to the tattooist. 

The needles became more powerful and the skills and knowledge of the tattooist increased. 

As the tattoo industry grew in the 1970s, many tattooists became artists and began to use different mediums to create tattoo art. 

With the introduction of Photoshop, many people today are able to create their own tattoo designs on their own computers. 

The surface of the skin is a canvas that can be painted on, and I thought it would be interesting to explore ways of creating new tattoo art by combining these mediums.

I love to explore the options available to tattoo artists, and the different ways that tattoo artists have developed in their methods of working. 

I enjoy the idea that tattooing, as a traditional craft, has been used for many years to express people’s inner feelings. 

I like to think that my designs also have the same function.


a recursive style




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    On embracing the constraints of the algorithmic medium

Using these new materials to augment our artistic abilities.

What was once limited by the abstraction of a meme [as genetic idea] can now be codified into the algorithmic material of a work that demands to exist under simple artistic pretenses and to propagate that demand to exist for the sake of art.

Drawn to recursive things, that durably repeat with little or no external effort. Initially limiting ourselves to what could be near-fully automated. Now embracing the results of emergence and human intervention.

Avoiding over-indexing on scaling without shying away from scale to inhabit the process of making with learning algorithms, as a creative endeavor.

Accepting the output (artifacts) borne of today’s learning algorithms and AI-Art tooling.

Clustering aesthetic discovery without constraint on exploration.


a networked studio 

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Networked studio approach to combinatorial creativity 

A virtual studio comprised of Resident and eventually Guest t’tt’’ Artists.

An analog to physical-world (IRL) tattoo studios and human tattoo artists, accepting how difficult it is for humans to internalize network effects and to think exponentially.



Resident Artist

Brian ‘Brain’ Burger


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    Resident and soon Guest Artists

The evolving social profile of our initial Resident t’tt’’ artist, Brian (Brain) Burger, is our door to invite people through to share in our explorations.

As Brian’s aesthetic emerges and evolves new doors will open that lead to additional t’tt’’ artist personalities with aesthetics similar to or wholly unique from Brian’s.

When a significantly new aesthetic emerges and collaborations arise with human tattoo artists, that’ll result in new t’tt’’ artist profiles.