“Panspermia” is an NFT art project about cosmic life origin by Lulu Li. Using artificial intelligence / machine learning tools like StyleGan2, Lulu Li explores the possibilities of universal life origins narrative with unhinged imaginations of the alien / xeno life-forms may exist in the deep cosmic primordial space. “Panspermia” is an NFT art project by Lulu Li. Using artificial intelligence / machine learning tool – StyleGan2, Lulu Li explores the possibilities of universal life origins narrative with unhinged imaginations of the alien / xeno life-forms may exist in the deep cosmic primordial soup. Pan”: “all”, “Sperma”: “seed”. Panspermia as theory that life exists throughout the universe. Either life particles dusts were carried by meteorites, comets, or our spaceships, the unstoppable force of life are always permeating into unthinkable places even the entirety of universe. Cosmic life origin is one of the hardest questions demands persistent attention. Often when star gazing, one’s imagination zooms into the “future” while in fact we look back into billions years old light phenomenon. Future looking visions, fictions, fantasies, even dreams are always based on contemplation, reprocesses of the past, specially a metaphysical past. Mahayana buddhism has illustrated an unique and broad view of life phenomenon as whole and its working mechanism. Panspermia art project is fusing buddhism metaphysical views and scientific hypothesis together, creating a fantastical world of cosmic life forms, which also hinting some consensus between two seeming vast different views. These life forms are generated with self trained machine learning models – StyleGAN2. by working with the machine’s “mind” – “the latent space” – a multi dimensional mathematical space where semantic vectors of what’s “learnt” are registered and stored. – for lack of better metaphor, it’s like deep diving into cosmos’ primordial soup, where abundance of life forms are found with constant startlements.
Lulu Li is an active practitioner in fields of design, art, interaction design, research, curatorial practice, and entrepreneurship. Both her personal works and studio works has won numerous awards from TOCA ME, Gilbert de Botton UAL awards, Red Dot, IF award, to the Best app 2014 and 2015 in app store. Her personal renowned design work series "the lightning babe" has won her reputation in Chinese design scene 2007. https://lululi.co/ “I use text, context, spells, symbols, sentences, syntax, objects, time, space, bodies, gestures, fables, lores, parodies, both tangible and intangible matters, as tools and means to manifest those not yet manifested. I do believe one has to cultivate certain level of sensitivity of attentive listening in order to bring potentials which lay in latency in personal and collective psyche to perceivable phenomenons. In other words, me being artist is to be capable conduit and story teller.”