Culture establishes order by collecting, organizing and analysing what we already have. Art, on the other hand, challenges our understanding of culture by subverting order. The relationship between culture and art is like the left and right hemispheres of the brain, where the left hemisphere is responsible for language comprehension, induction, and processing, while the right hemisphere governs emotions, creative thinking, and intuition.
My project Genetic Text Innovation is a language-based generative experiment aimed at challenging the limitations of our basic understanding of words. Users input a word on the website, and the database randomly generates an unexpected and creative interpretation of the word. It is the left brain trying to produce a product that has been organized by culture, but the actual result allows the right brain's creative thinking to take effect. Users input one word and receive a randomly generated interpretation related to the word from a set of different database containing user generative content from different social media platform.
The documentation displays the models, text, and interpretations side by side in alphabetical order. This experiment aims to challenge our thinking patterns and understanding of culture, and to highlight the interaction and interweaving between culture and art.