‘What is lost is (not) lost forever’ imagines how extraordinary species which have become extinct in the last few centuries would look today, had they survived.
designboom (March 6, 2023) – To visualize this new AI-generated series, Italian architect Angelo Renna looks to scientific research and characteristic descriptions of these animals and plants, feeding them as text prompts to Midjourney to visualize their appearances. The project, he notes, is not de-extinction or a revival of extinct species but is instead an educative process to learn about other forms of life in history.
Conilurus albipes: extinct white-footed rabbit rat — a rodent related to rats, mice, and squirrels
Arthropleura: extinct millipede arthropods that lived in North America and Europe around 345 to 290 million years ago