Alpha
Alpha

“Alpha” is an homage to the #google AlphaGo, the first computer to beat a professional player at the game Go (Lee Sedol). The self-learning machine continues to surpass human knowledge and is said to be the best Go player in history.

The game of Go originated in China 3000 years ago. There are more possible positions in Go than there are atoms in the universe.

The paint on the canvas is special vehicle team - light interference pigments (color-shifting paint) from Ford Motor Company and appears differently depending on angle and light. The metal checkerboard positioned slightly above the canvas is high polished steel, dipped into a gunmetal black chrome bath and finished with clear lacquer. The hardwood frame is typical to the what’s used on the tradition GO game boards.

canvas, light interference pigments, chrome, hardwood

48 x 48 x 72 in (122 x 122 x 5 cm)

James Georgopoulos 2016

Photo Courtesy of MAMA Gallery Los Angeles

Alpha
Alpha

Installation view

canvas, light interference pigments, chrome, hardwood

48 x 48 x 72 in (122 x 122 x 5 cm)

James Georgopoulos 2016

Photo Courtesy of MAMA Gallery Los Angeles

Alpha
Alpha
Alpha

“Alpha” is an homage to the #google AlphaGo, the first computer to beat a professional player at the game Go (Lee Sedol). The self-learning machine continues to surpass human knowledge and is said to be the best Go player in history.

The game of Go originated in China 3000 years ago. There are more possible positions in Go than there are atoms in the universe.

The paint on the canvas is special vehicle team - light interference pigments (color-shifting paint) from Ford Motor Company and appears differently depending on angle and light. The metal checkerboard positioned slightly above the canvas is high polished steel, dipped into a gunmetal black chrome bath and finished with clear lacquer. The hardwood frame is typical to the what’s used on the tradition GO game boards.

canvas, light interference pigments, chrome, hardwood

48 x 48 x 72 in (122 x 122 x 5 cm)

James Georgopoulos 2016

Photo Courtesy of MAMA Gallery Los Angeles

Alpha

Installation view

canvas, light interference pigments, chrome, hardwood

48 x 48 x 72 in (122 x 122 x 5 cm)

James Georgopoulos 2016

Photo Courtesy of MAMA Gallery Los Angeles

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