What happens when you feed an image generating A.I. with abstract, poetic, or philosophical phrases, combined with photographs taken in virtual worlds as a template? For my series 'A.I.: Feeding Empathy', I used thematically matching virtual shots together with quotes from various game developers discussing the concept of empathy in video games, and let an A.I. create an image based on that combination. As can be deduced from the quotes, if provoking empathy seems to be a desirable goal at first glance, the term can be problematic in many ways.
left column: A.I. generated image // middle column: virtual shot (template) // right column: quote used (and full text passage)
on mobile phones: A.I. image is followed by the corresponding virtual shot and the quote