Proteans: We come from the future and want to date you  is a unique collection of videos featuring brief video introductions from time travelers hailing from the distant future that are used for a time traveling dating app. These captivating videos are generated using the images and profile texts created by Prōteus | Time Traveller Dating Portal. With the help of generative AI, the Proteus app creates compelling text and images, which are then transformed into voiceovers and animations, respectively. This results in animated video introductions where the travelers speak for themselves. The collection features ten exceptional Proteans, each selected for their distinctiveness and futuristic lifestyle. In addition, a glossary has been created to help audiences understand the nuances of the Proteans’ way of life in future. 

Marlon Barios Solano

Marlon Barrios Solano is a Venezuelan-American interdisciplinary artist, creative technologist, researcher, and educator based in Berlin, blending the realms of dance improvisation, software engineering, awareness practices, cognitive science and generative AI. His approach to art involves a deep exploration and understanding of knowledge systems, particularly how they intersect with embodied cognition, complexity theory and emergence, generative improvisational movement, creative coding, queerness, computation, and deep learning. His work explores the aesthetics of change.Marlon creates generative systems with synthetic video and images, bodies, bits, code and text, allowing for the emergence of complex patterns and behaviors from simple rules or/and massive AI models. This process reflects his interest in how knowledge and understanding can evolve and perform from the interactions within these systems interfaced and recursively entangled with cognitive entities. 

Marlon is the creator of dance-tech.net and is artist and researcher/meditation teacher in residence at Lake Studios Berlin, Germany. He exhibits, performs, teaches and consults international.