IAMAI - 360 Faces

AI-enhanced 360 degree video originally presented as part of Burning Man's IAMAI Project, now presented in 360 VR and dome projection format:

As a manifestation of the I, Robot theme, the 2018 Man base experience offered an exploration of humankind’s decidedly mixed feelings about algorithmic intelligence, cybernetic augmentation, and the mystery of what it means to be human in an increasingly automated world. By night, a phantasmagoria of AI-themed imagery was projection-mapped onto the Pavilion’s interior walls to create a full 360° immersive experience.

IAMAI is legal declaration of coexistence between man and machine, formed as a living AI media art installation that will show you visions of the AI future, featuring artists from around the world each night after sunset. The ethos is to create audio visual ceremonial space where we can acknowledge and celebrate the declaration of coexistence between man and machine implanting metadata of the declaration in everything you see and hear. Join us and make peace with your robot brothers and sisters.


Visuals by Michael Strauss, Sounds by Torkom Ji

  • Michael Strauss
  • Torkom Ji
  • Michael Strauss
  • Project Type:
    Virtual Reality, 360 Video, Other
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 18 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 1, 2020
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Michael Strauss

Michael Strauss is a live visual artist and visionary event producer, crafting psychedelic immersive environments and multi-dimensional visual projections for over 15 years.

Michael's visual mixing, projection mapping, and custom animated music videos have enhanced the live performances of countless artists. His work has been seen on the main stages of festivals such as Lightning in a Bottle, Lucidity, Sonic Bloom, Symbiosis, Serenity Gathering, The Untz, Electric Daisy Carnival, and Nocturnal Wonderland. Important collaborations include visionary artists Alex + Allyson Grey, next-level stage shows with Lucent Dossier Experience, Kalya Scintilla and Desert Dwellers - and many projects currently in development.

As a founder of Visual Reality, Michael continues to explore new forms of expression - expanding into 360 projection domes, VR, and augmented art. Michael is the true embodiment of a modern-day wizard, using technology and creativity to transform reality.

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