Archive 2023 – Stories of My Life with AI, 2023



Archive 2023, which mixes memory and truth blurring the boundaries between the private and the public, explores the hot topic of AI in 2023, how it is slowly entering the public eye and influencing action, throwing up the question of how humans will live with AI in the future.

The project started as a documentation of the concept of AI: first archiving daily conversations, practices and artist’s life with ChatGPT as informative visual images presenting the possibilities and potential problem of AI; then as a video essay in which the AI speaks from their perspective about the archive and adding thoughs on human behavior.

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Ziyao Lin’s creative endeavors encompass digital art, experimental video, and installations, with a thematic focus on the relationship between humans and nature, technological ethics, and individual psychology. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Digital Media Arts from the School of Design at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, and a master’s degree in Digital Media from Goldsmiths, University of London.

Ziyao’s scholarly contributions and artworks have been featured in academic journals such as «Leonardo,» published by MIT Press, as well as recognized conferences like SIGGRAPH Asia. She has received nominations for the S+T+ARTS Award at the Ars Electronica Festival in Austria, the Aesthetica Art Award from Aesthetica Magazine in the UK, the Emerging Star Award from the CIDEA Design Award, the Bronze Award in the Shenzhen Design Week, the Bronze Award in the Designnova International Innovation Competition, and recognition as one of the Top 10 Emerging Designers in the Beijing Youth Design List 2022, among others. Her works have been exhibited in various cities, including London, Sydney, Manchester, Beijing, Shenzhen, Xiamen, Chengdu, Xi’an, etc.