Rebecca Baron and Douglas Goodwin
Nearest Neighbor, 23 min.
Intertwining experiments in image and sound generation using AI, Nearest Neighbor focuses on language acquisition and the mimicry between humans, birds, and machines, asking fundamental questions about consciousness, learning, and understanding.
Rebecca Baron is a filmmaker best known for her essay films that explore the changing nature of image-making and the construction of history. In collaboration with Douglas Goodwin, she has most recently been investigating the roles and vicissitudes of AI in relation to cinematic expression. Douglas Goodwin is a creative systems designer exploring the relationship between perception and media. His collaboration with Rebecca Baron, Lossless, was the first digital work acquired by the George Eastman House Collection, Rochester, NY.