Faculty of Arts & Science
OCADU 2021 Digital Futures Award Winner
Medal-winning work Prometheus was co-created by Denzel Arthur, Roshan Leynes, Brian Nguyen and Isaak Shingray. Prometheus is real-time digital performance where two factions of digital agents struggle to redefine their environment and thrive. A living, breathing world, teeming with life and change that tells a story created by algorithms.A digitally simulated competitive environment populated by pseudo-sentient, organically taught digital agents. This competitive environment was designed to have the potential to emulate organic competition, mirroring observable patterns of conflict and cooperation in the natural world. The agents employed are trained in a closely controlled environment where parameters are actively controlled, but their affectations, interactions and environmental effects begin to evolve towards the unplanned, reflecting the nuances of machines in our society today.In this world, agents gather resources to survive, change their environment, and create more of themselves. If any of this sounds interesting to you, please check out our website (prometheus.format.com) for more information and view our videos.