The international jury of 27th Videomedeja 2023 gives a Special Mention to Vladimir Todorović for Algodreams.
Do androids dream of electric sheep? For Vladimir Todorović’s work “Algodreams” we could said that is related on this well-known and famous question. The work is entirely composed of fragments created by AI, which is first assigned to write a scenario, more precisely to “dream” about topics related to the future of humanity. The results show machines’ ability to mimic, synthesize, surprise, and retell stories that humans already dreamt and wrote. While these machines are turning into wonderful storytellers, animators or actors, humans are slaying their way to produce new forms of machine creativity and intelligence. In the segment of the video works that use artificial intelligence tools, Vladimir Todorović’s work has gone the farthest because it does not stop only at the fascination with new technical possibilities, nor with the possible dystopian implications of the influence of artificial intelligence in our lives, but strives to take a step further, giving AI a human dimension and putting it in a position to try to imagine what it’s like to be a human.