Angie Waller

title: Trippy Training Data
purchase: Unknown Unknowns︎︎︎
dimensions:10" x 7.5" — 58 pages
This book introduces a dataset designed to teach a computer about the sensation of tripping on LSD. The pages contain images sourced from a Reddit subreddit where individuals share their experiences with LSD and photograph various objects, such as cold pizza and bathroom floor tiles, in an attempt to capture their hallucinatory visions. When an algorithm is provided with labeled data, it can generalize rules, establish relationships, and detect patterns, even if they are not inherently meaningful. By immersing ourselves in the observation of marbled colby-jack cheese, can we also achieve a transcendent experience?