AI City 4.0 Artistic Creation Group Member II Recruitment

AI City 4.0 

Artistic creation team membersSecond phase recruitment

"Second Phase Recruitment"

for Members of Art Creation Group

01  Project Background  Background

The AI era is coming and predictable, and it is a major inflection point for human evolution. Artificial intelligence is also at the beginning of bringing greater value to human society, its potential is infinite, and our interaction with it has already begun. Modern network communication technology, mobile Internet, social media, perception technology, etc., make our life scenes and environment with the ability to sense, interact, feedback, and increasingly open. With the development trend of smart cities, the use of big data becomes more and more extensive: the integration of crowds and the Internet of Things forms a larger living system. Along with the intervention of new ICT technologies, the urban environment becomes more sensual, interactive, and flexible, allowing the integration of physical spaces and invisible networks to support human activities at all levels and to form a very complex ecosystem.

The Al City series of projects originated from the vision of the future city by Associate Professor Fu Zhiyong of the Department of Information Art and Design, School of Fine Arts, Tsinghua University. From the launch of the "Artificial Intelligence City" creation project in 2018 to the presentation of the virtual space experience version of Al City in 2021, the group explores the value of design from the perspective of design innovation and the concept of human-centeredness, and further considers what important role art and technology play in Design Futures in the context of society, humanity and technology. The aim is to explore the role of art and technology in the future of design. Through the Design Futures approach, the group will construct reflective future urban interaction scenarios and build artificially intelligent urban installations that integrate virtual and reality.

02  Development Iteration  Development

- Al City 1.0 -

AI City 1.0, the first physical version, was presented in the 5th International Exhibition of Art and Science, organized by the National Museum of China and Tsinghua University, and hosted by Tsinghua University's School of Fine Arts and Tsinghua University's Art and Science Research Center. In this exhibition, Fu Zhiyong's Al City is presented as a set of interactive display installations with the theme of future artificial intelligence city development. The work explores the direction and reflection of the deep integration of AI and cities. Through several modules, such as Al City Brain, Future Co-creation, City Access, Future Mobility and Future Life, the work shows the social form, organization mode, urban structure and living scenario of the future AI city. According to the exhibition space of this work, the overall shape of Al City is adjusted from a distributed space to a wall where the audience can select and control through four touch screens, and the related contents are presented in 2.5D animation through the display screen. With the change of information, the brain also shows different colors.

The 5th International Exhibition of Art and Science Works

- Al City 2.0 -

In Al City 2.0, the team showcases the possibilities of interaction in the 5G era, with a redesigned installation that takes the form of a central gathering where the audience can interact from all four sides. In the City Interface module viewers can choose from four models of future city development: the Dwelling module is a distributed virtual interconnected independent space that shows the future habitat patterns and existential anxieties of the city's inhabitants; the Transmission module connects the city's past, future, derivation and convergence trends; and the Co-creation module provides a participatory mapping of the future.

OPPO - 5G "Mirror - Boundary" Technology and Art Concept Exhibition

- AI City 2.5 - A-TOPIA -

A-TOPIA is a version 2.5 of the AlCity work born during the COVID-19 outbreak, which evolved into an interactive story for mobile. The graduate student team used the core of the existing story, adding guided stories and a new visual style that is easier to spread in the digital world. There are different dimensions in the vast universe, and each dimension is a different world. It is hard for the low-dimensional species to imagine that a certain high-dimensional world, after a technological explosion, Al has developed into a super artificial intelligence, artificial intelligence and cities are deeply integrated, residents and technology have reached a symbiosis, and the traditional concept of the definition of space has been completely overturned. In the two-dimensional world, an advertising agency art director named Jason is able to enter the higher dimensional Al City - a digital utopia - while in a coma from a car accident, and the subsequent story links to the previous version of Al City.

- AI City 3.0 -

The physical exhibition of AI City has ended, but the thinking never stops about the many scenarios in which AI will participate, share and control human life in the future. the era of AI is coming and triggers our foresight of Alternative futures, and will be the inflection point to promote human evolution. The potential of artificial intelligence is also infinite, and our interaction with it has just begun. A meta-universe triggered by AI City is emerging, can we wander in that world in the present and use augmented reality and interactive images to create a city of the future in our minds, can we use discursive stories to create a possible city that will resonate with us emotionally in an era of AI technology explosion. impact on the future of urban living, mobility, learning and health, but also a virtual creation tool and research platform to study the symbiosis of AI and human interaction. In this new iteration, virtual reality and mixed reality technologies will be introduced, and data and interaction will be the basis of this meta-universe, leading us to a multi-dimensional three-dimensional space-time that will inspire us to plan and design a more consensual urban future.

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03  Projects  Introduction

- AI City 4.0 -

AI City 4.0 is led by the Design Future Group at Tsinghua University's Academy of Fine Arts, and the AI City project generation mechanism extrapolates to an innovative extension of the metaverse world-building paradigm. This version will be further developed iteratively to the creation tools and open source platform to support more designers to participate in scenario development and future foresight. The scenario construction envisioned by the project will be built using any combination of design fictions asA narrative form of reflective dialogue between creator and artificial intelligence.

At the same time, the project will alsoFor the first time, AI generation technology is the leading technologyThe project will try to explore and create a series of distributed narrative spaces that integrate reality and virtual, presenting generative alternatives with behavioral data collection and multiple scenario selection to form a continuous, differentiated, distributed, egalitarian, and generative construction model through a symbiotic perspective of virtual and reality integration to reconstruct the relationship between users, objects, and scene elements. This distributed form of narrative space can not only help users migrate to the virtual world and present the impact of AI on the future life, mobility, learning and health of the city, but also further promote and study the virtual creation tools and research platforms for AI and human interaction and symbiosis. This new iteration will lead us to investigate the new sensory experience of distributed narrative spaces, where creators co-create AI City in the real world while AI City explores the shape of the future social landscape, inspiring us to plan and design a more agreeable urban future.

04  Job Description  Responsibilities

  • Scene building: modeling for the first phase of the working building model results map, and building urban areas based on Spatial platform.
  • Digital cultural and creative collections: design and create digital cultural and creative collections under the theme section, with the help of digital technology, linking people, culture and the future, and transmitting the connotation of cultural genes in the form of better experience.
  • Original wallpaper: interface, information content presentation design (3D, plane and other creative techniques are not limited).

05  Recruiting requirements  Qualifications

(i) Three-dimensional modeling:

  • Strong modeling skills, such as proficiency in C4D, Blender and other software tools.
  • Familiar with using Spatial platform users.

(ii) Content performance:

  • Those who are interested in and continue to follow the fields of narrative space, artificial intelligence and the future of design.
  • Knowledge and proficiency in AI generation platforms such as Chatgpt, Midjourney, etc.
  • Proficiency in Adobe software such as Ps, Ai, Ae, Pr and strong graphic visual presentation skills.
  • Stronger dynamic effects design skills.
  • Practitioners from digital art, architectural design and other related backgrounds.

(iii) Programming development.

  • Strong visualization programming skills, such as familiarity with TouchDesigner and other software.

* The project cycle is expected to last from the end of April to the beginning of May, and the cycle is 1 natural month. We invite partners who have relatively ample discretionary time, can participate in team meetings online, and complete the work assigned by the team to join our team.

06  Number of recruits  Recruit Number

3-5 people

* Preference will be given to applicants with a master's degree or higher and a background of overseas study and previous (current) study in a related field

07  Recruiting method  Application Method

If you are willing to participate in the project, you can scan the QR code below to register and enter your information, pleaseBe sure toUpload your relevant portfolio (20M max) in the last field of the application form for us to view.Application deadline is March 30, 12:00 noonFor those who have passed the resume screening, we will contact you via WeChat after the recruitment deadline, please check the WeChat message on the day of the deadline. If you do not pass the resume screening, no additional notification will be made.

08 Project Harvest Acquisitions

  1. Internship Certificate: Team members will receive an internship certificate.
  2. Exhibiting experience: Team members will participate in various exhibitions as project members.
  3. Domain knowledge: Team members will gain an in-depth understanding of the concepts and ideas related to the Design Futures domain. On the basis of this knowledge, the team members will be able to grasp the practical paths and results of the Design Future tools and methods in the specific domain.
  4. International Friendship and Collaboration: Team members will have the opportunity to collaborate and interact with members from different academic backgrounds around the world.
  5. A certain internship allowance.
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