Between Jade and Plastic

September, 2021

Between Jade and Plastic project is a series of illustrations that attempts to challenge the boundaries between images of birds and non-birds, exploring the possibilities of AI variation,   cooping the notion of animism, metaphorical motion capture, and anthropomorphic objects.

Birder. The acceptable term is used to describe the person who seriously pursues the hobby of birding. May be professional or amateur.

Birding. A hobby in which individuals enjoy the challenge of bird study, listing, or other general activities involving birdlife.

Bird-watcher. A rather ambiguous term used to describe the person who watches birds for any reason at all, and should not be used to refer to the serious birder.

— Birding, Volume 1, No.2

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Bird of paradise when mating
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After drawing birds' motion with the interpretation of explanation of anthropomorphic meanings, I shift my attention to the simulations of birds pesonalities, letting them grow, and playing with the Freudian theory of human personality with three major components: the id, ego, and superego.

The id as the most primitive part of the personality shown as the bird's figure of recognation. This part of the personality is entirely unconscious and serves as the source of all libidinal energy.

The ego as the component of personality dealing with reality and helps ensure that the demands of the id are satisfied in ways that are realistic, safe, and socially acceptable, which could be identified as the weird gesture these birdish acting.

The superego is the part of the personality that holds all of the internalized morals and standards that we acquire from our parents, family, and society at large, whereas particle colors has been invited.


Every time a technological milestone is reached, the goalpost seems to move further away. From a Wittgensteinian point of view, the reason does not lie in the fact that new technological milestones are not persuading enough to convince us that we are dealing with real intelligence. The question in fact is not at all empirical, but related to the assumptions we make in using and attributing concepts like intelligence and creativity. This leads to what has been called Tesler's theorem, which states that: Artificial intelligence is what- ever has not been done yet (or, conversely, intelligence is whatever machines have not done yet).(Emanuele, 2020)


If simple, non-human processes can generate an aesthetic object, perhaps we are giving too much weight to the notion of "human" (including intentionality and consciousness). (Lev, 2021)

The online showcase in # University of the Arts London #