Quantum Memories - Refik Anadol Studio's epic scale investigation of the intersection between Google AI Quantum Supremacy experiments, machine learning, and the aesthetics of probability.
Utlising Google AI’s most cutting-edge publicly available quantum computation research data and algorithms, Quantum Memories explores the possibility of a parallel world by processing approximately 200 million landscape and nature images through artificial intelligence.
The 3D visual piece is accompanied by an audio experience that is also based on quantum noise– generated data, offering an immersive experience that further challenges the notion of mutual exclusivity.
The project is both inspired by and a speculation of the Many-Worlds Interpretation in quantum physics – a theory that there are many parallel worlds that exist at the same space and time as our own.
Tapping into the random fluctuations of quantum noise as a unique realm of possibilities and predictions, Quantum Memories provides an interactive aesthetic experience by tracking the audience's movements in real-time and simulating how their observer positions become entangled with the visible outcomes of the ever-changing artwork.