This City Does not Exist An attempt at a theory of Neural Urban Design
Author: Matias Del Campo
Affiliation:Taubman College for Architecture and Urban Planning
2015 was a turning point in the application of techniques derived from AI research to the arts. This year saw the introduction of the Generative Adversarial Network (GAN) by Ian Goodfellow and the paper A Neural Algorithm of Artistic Style by Leon Gatys et al. In recent years, these novel methods have taken hold in the arts and music. The newly emerging artform is fttingly named Neural Art. The source of this term can be found in the title of a paper by Leon Gatys, which forms the base for the work of several of the most prolifc Neural Artists, such as Mario Klingemann (who describes himself as a Neurographer) and Sofa Crespo, who’s series of works named Neural Zoo refects a keen interest in the estrangement and defamiliarization of deep-sea creatures.