Linda Dounia Rebeiz is an artist and designer who investigates the philosophical and environmental implications of technocapitalism. She is inspired by science fiction, speculative design, solarpunk, and degrowth. 

Her work mediates her memories as alternative truths and evidence of excluded ways of being and doing. It is formed through the dialogue (and tensions) between analogue and digital mediums. 

In 2023, Linda was recognized on the TIMEAI100 list of most influential people in AI for her work on speculative archiving – building AI models that help us remember what we have lost. 


Lost Specimens
Speculative Archiving

Lost Specimens is an ongoing digital herbarium for  ‘Once Upon A Garden’. It features the dominant species that emerged from training the GAN model for the project. While processing the outputs from the Once Upon a Garden GAN, some dominant species started to emerge. It felt important to record them in separate files, much like flowers are recorded in the herbariums that were critical in the conception of this project. 

Lost Specimens re-interprets digitally  elements of traditional herbariums and adds a new layer of information: encrypted information the scale and spread of cereal and animal farming and its contribution to the loss of wild plant life over the past few decades.  

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This project has 3 chapters so far, explore them here: