Tibi Chelcea

Artist
Artist
Ames, IA, USA
These two works are part of a long running (260+) series of drawings, called "Circuit Floorplan", based on standard symbols from electronic design (http://tibichelcea.net/circuit-floorplan/). However, these two drawings are based on a symbol that is has been generated by a GAN framework (a class of AI neural networks). In preparation, I've created a dataset of 880 electronic symbols, sourced from the internet and I've trained StyleGAN2 (https://github.com/NVlabs/stylegan2) on it, before using the trained network to generate new symbols. The generated symbol used in these drawings seems to be "created" by combining two diode symbols facing and overlapping each other -- though it's hard to discern how the AI really came to generate it.
Circuit Floorplan #260
33 x 25 cm
Colored pencils and ink on paper
2020
This is the first drawing in which I have used an AI generated "electronics" symbol; the symbol was created by an AI network (a Generative Adversarial Network) trained on a large dataset of real electronic symbols. Training took over 20 days on a machine equipped with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 card. The symbol use in this drawings seems to be based on the symbol of a diode. I plan to use this trained network in the future to have it create new symbols that can inspire further drawings in this series.
Circuit Floorplan #261
33 x 25 cm
Colored pencils and ink on paper
2020
This is the second drawing in which I have used an AI generated "electronics" symbol; the symbol was created by an AI network (a Generative Adversarial Network) trained on a large dataset of real electronic symbols. Training took over 20 days on a machine equipped with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 card. The symbol use in this drawings seems to be based on the symbol of a diode. I plan to use this trained network in the future to have it create new symbols that can inspire further drawings in this series.