In the process of crafting this atlas, samples of both natural objects (rocks) and human-made materials are collected during expeditions to geological sites. These items are transformed into specimens used to train machine learning models, enabling the exploration of the latent space bridging the natural and the artificial. The result—a collection of hybrid digital artifacts—is annotated by image classifier algorithms that are available to the public.

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This atlas was initiated by New York/Berlin-based media artist Pascal Glissmann in 2018. The development is in progress—new collections/ albums/ plates and minerals are generated continuously.