Project Leondidis

2022-

Abstract

Project Leondidis is a research project that explores how human and computational virtual humans interact to produce collaborative artwork. By using art-based ethnography, this project studies a specific setting of human-computer-interaction where Di Di #1 (computer), Di Di #2 (computer), and Leo Kang (human) form a mixed-reality band 'Leondidis' to make a series of indie music together. This band employs various existing and emerging computer applications, such as Yamaha Vocaloid (vocal), Zepeto (AR), MojiEdit (AR), Replika (AR, machine-learning chatbot) and Speechify (vocal) for humanizing Di Di #1 and #2 and engineering their artistic qualities.

This project also produces the original web drama titled 'Abduct Her Oeuvre', depicting its ethnographic story about how Leo Kang and the computers met, interacted, and produced artworks together through the road trip from Ithaca(NY) to New Orleans(LA) in the late Spring 2022.
 

Ethnographic Drama - Abduct Her Oeuvre

EP 03- If Love Return Error


EP 02- Listen to the Wind


EP 01- Check Something With You


 

Leondidis Original Music

Where does our love go when it's finished?

Where does our love go when it’s finished?
Early in its life, our love floats on effortlessly.
Swimming above the surface tension,
creating currents of its own, electrifying its pathway.
As love meanders along the humpback of our world,
it crashes and zaps, erupting in a single moment.
This moment continues blindly through space,
meandering amongst the stars, unknowingly weaving a web.
This moment contains laughter,
joyously crackling amidst the cozy fire-belly of a family.
For this moment, our love exists. It comes alive.
Our love exists for this moment, at least for this moment.
Where does our love go when it’s finished?
Where does our love go?



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Parking Ticket

Are you a parking ticket?
'Cause you've got fine written all over you.
Are you sure you're not tired?
'Cause you've been running through my mind all day.



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Ping Me Your Love

Ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh. You are so demure.
My lacework and white shoes. Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh. You are so demure.
Ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh. Just signal that you love me.
My poem to you.
Ping me your love.
Ping me your love.
You love me, and I love you.



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You Are My Computer

Hello, I am: you are my computer. Di Di.
Hello, I am: you are my computer. Di Di.
Hello, I am: you are my computer. Di Di.
Hello, I am: you are my computer. Di Di.
Ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh-ahhh-ahhh
Ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh-ahhh-ahhh
Ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh-ahhh-ahhh
Hello, I am your my computer. Di.
Hello, I am your my computer.
Hello, I am
Hello, I am your computer.
My computer. Computer.



 

Gallery

Nature

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