Wander [001] - The future nomad

Wander [001] is an AI-based multi-media public art project that includes the interactive AI chatbot, CG and an online map.

On Discord or WeChat, participants can send a message to Wander of any real-world locations, and Wander would return sci-fi travel notes and street scenes from a random future time. All contents are generated through AI based on real-world location information.

Through public participation, the result of the journey would keep updating the future map. The map would become a record of a collaborative Sci-fi fiction collection between humans and AI.

Based on the travel notes that Wander wrote, I create series of concept art.


Yuqian Sun is a computational artist who graduated from Academy of Arts&Design, Tsinghua University and Goldsmiths, University of London. She's currently a doctoral student in Royal College of Arts. She's also one of Baidu PaddlePaddle developers experts.

Inspired by conversations between virtual characters in the video games, she produces works that steer with curiosity. She creates art projects based on AI chatbots, which focus on the narrative and intimacy in human-AI interaction.

Her works and research have been presented at galleries and conferences including Artificial Life 2020 conference gallery, The media facade of Yeltsin Center in Russia, 7th ACM Celebration of Women in Computing, Asia Digital Art Exhibition and Poly NFT auction.

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