Try Me examines the relationship between human and digital forms of communication by broadcasting an ambiguous message (the titular “try me”) using eight techniques across an array of 11 screens. These methods span from digital/mechanical (morse code, semaphore, optical scan codes) to analog (text, speech, sign language, and nonverbal cues). The large screen at center is a hybrid of both, an AI-interpreted animation of my own lips speaking the phrase. This was accomplished by using the Stable Diffusion AI to repeatedly process the video frame-by-frame, recreating each as a visual representing a range of temptations. The animation never repeats the same way twice, randomly choosing the frames and animation speed every time it loops.
I am Jake Wright, a new media artist based in Brooklyn, NY, and an instructor at the New York City College of Technology (CityTech). My work broadly relates to digital communications, conveying messages through arrays of screens incorporated into wearables and sculpture. Contact via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or use the links to the right.below.