Refik Anadol explains his media installation developed from the Çatalhöyük Research Project Archive as part of ANAMED’s “The Curious Case of Çatalhöyük” exhibition.

This project involves the use of machine learning algorithms for the re-evaluation of all Çatalhöyük data corresponding roughly to a 25-year time frame.

During this project, relying on open source codes, we have attempted to re-evaluate about half a million pieces of data we had at hand, which consisted mostly of images.

You can imagine that it is almost impossible to be able to perceive such a comprehensive amount of data, covering almost 25 years, all at once on a broad scale. One of the biggest difficulties that we faced while trying to comprehend this, was the fact that this was data that a lot of people have worked on.

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