Machine Hallucinations: Mars Landscapes
Providing imaginary texture to this still unfamiliar place, Machine Hallucinations – Mars Landscapes illustrates a dreamscape of possible futures and hidden pasts. These machine-hallucinated AI Data Paintings come to represent collective memory, hidden layers of history, and then consciousness of a planet that, otherwise, might remain unseen.
HiRISE (High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment) is the most powerful camera ever sent to another planet, one of six instruments onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. It was launched in 2005, arrived at Mars in 2006, and have been imaging ever since. MRO’s camera’s high resolution capability (imaging up to 30 centimeters per pixel) remains unprecedented for any existing orbiter in the study of the Red Planet, as well as being an indispensable instrument for helping to select landing sites for robotic and future human exploration.