Atlas app’s visual style

Atlås by Agoston Nagy (2017)

Atlås is an “anti game [app] environment” where music is generated via a conversational cognitive space — users answer questions surrounding presence, human cognition and imagination, while also playing simple game mechanics that create sound. I really admire the visual aesthetic of this app, and the minimal interactions it has with the users — making users feel like music generation is a simple task for anyone. The app is developed using open source tools, specifically using p5js/javascript. The artist aims to use the experience to investigate the autonomy of algorithms and machine learning. Nagy was able to showcase his artistic sensibilities through interactivity and machine learning — he started developing this as part of his PhD thesis, and was especially interested in combining sound, visual, and literary analogies sensitively and in a visually pleasing manner.



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