Leo Isikdogan

Leo Isikdogan is an interdisciplinary researcher, engineer, and artist based in California. His practice spans a broad range of disciplines, including machine learning, computer vision, image processing, computational photography, remote sensing, and virtual reality. He holds a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. Isikdogan uses artificial intelligence to create art as well as to solve practical problems. In his artistic practice, he uses code as a medium to express his artistic vision. In his engineering practice, he builds efficient machine learning and image processing systems for consumer electronics. Isikdogan worked for Motorola/Lenovo and Intel, and is currently a Research Engineer at Apple.

Uncanny Hills

"Uncanny Hills" is an exploration of change. It is a journey into a place where the landscape has been transformed by our own actions and the forces of nature. The title is a play on the term "uncanny valley," which describes the feeling of unease that people experience when they encounter something that is almost, but not quite, human. In the same way, the Uncanny Hills are almost, but not quite, like our own world. They represent a future that is both familiar and strange, a future that is both hope-filled and uncertain, a world that is both beautiful and scary.