Be My Guest! is currently on display at the Vantaa Art Museum, Finland until December 3, 2023 as part of their "SYSTEMS" exhibition.
At the intersection between art, architecture and research, Be My Guest! explores the spatial, cultural and social relationships of design, new media technologies and AI in one of the most common and oldest gathering rituals in our everyday lives: a dinner with friends where AI becomes the host, co-creator of the spatial experience, and co-author of the spatial menu. Every dish becomes a surreal experience, with AI co-designed objects staging the physical environment and hiding hybrid affordances yet to be discovered. The project situates itself in the speculative future of living and proposes a mixed-reality dinner event, combining spatial storytelling, AI as a social companion, and posthuman theories to open a ground for discussion about the emerging socio-cultural role of artificial intelligent models and their integration through new media technologies in our everyday social scenarios for the future of our livable domains. what happens “when species meet”?
Everything in Be My Guest! from the unique tableware and food to the virtual reality spaces are created using generative AI models, with the host of the dinner event also being a generative model.