Explorations of AI Art

  • Between Artificial Intelligence and Consciousness: The Art of Daniel Ambrosi

      In the last years the field of machine learning has advanced enormously and nowadays computers can generate realistic images that do not actually exist, identify people and objects and get very close to human behavior. However, artificial intelligence still remains primitive with respect to humans.

    1. Artist Paul-Yves Poumay Discusses How Art Will Change Society

      Paul Yves Poumay is an artist and author based in Belgium who works with photography, painting and sculpture. Often described as provocative, free-spirited and optimistic, his work does not hide, however, a sharp criticism of today's world and the obsession with money. Moving from light and vibrant colors to darkest ones, from reality to fantasy where the representation sometimes appears inverted by touching the notes of the absurd, his way of questioning life finds an unconventional expressionism that makes of him one of the the world’s most expensive artist in the contemporary art scene. In fact his sculpture, entitled Le retour de Don Quichotte, has been estimated over 2 billion euros.
    2. Thinking about the post-pandemic: what will we be like?

      The world is currently facing a tough and difficult test against coronavirus (COVID-19). Many newspapers talk about how our lives will not return to the routine we know, but will change in ways that have not yet been fully understood.
    3. Digital Artist Fabin Rasheed presents "The Augmented Artist"

      Over time the concept of creativity has been explored by different disciplines such as cognitive science, philosophy, education, technology, economics, linguistics, psychology, and neuroscience — just to mention a few.

      What does creativity mean and how does it work? 

    4. The Curator's Corner: Claudia Schnugg

      Dr. Claudia Schnugg  is an independent curator and researcher in the field of art and science, and producer of artscience projects, looking at the intersection of art with science, technology, business, and society. As advocate of artscience collaboration she has been the catalyst for numerous artscience projects. After her doctoral dissertation she was assistant professor at JKU in Linz, visiting researcher in Copenhagen, Los Angeles and at ESO, Chile. She headed the Ars Electronica Residency Network and was first Artistic Director of Science Gallery Venice. Her most recent book is Creating ArtScience Collaboration (2019).
    5. Aurèce Vettier: Humans and Machines Beyond Collaboration

      Paul Mouginot and Anis Gandoura already lived a few lives. They are both engineers and started working together a few years ago, as strategy consultants. In 2016, they co-founded (with a third colleague and friend) a start-up called daco, later acquired by Veepee, with the idea of helping retailers to achieve growth through a deep knowledge of their competitors. The start-up leveraged the power of AI and image recognition to gain insightful information about competitors' strategy, offer, pricing, discount and store network, classifying products and making them comparable.
    6. Lessons from Paris: from Chatbots to AI Art
      A Chat with Marion Carré

      Marion Carré is CEO at Ask Mona, a startup based in Paris that she co-founded with Valentin Schmite in 2017 and that aims to make culture more accessible through chatbots. The company leverages the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) creating interactive experiences and providing innovative and impactful solutions for culture professionals and young audiences.
    7. Moving between Computational Creativity and Creative AI: the Art of Matias Nordin

      During the day, Matias Nordin is a senior data scientist. At night, he becomes a digital artist that explores the intertwining of human and machine. He is based in Floda, Sweden, and his primary interest is to discover new meaningful ways of collaboration between the (human) artist and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Truly, his work goes beyond this. In fact, we could say that his artistic and research interests lie between Computational Creativity and Creative AI.
    8. Glitch Art Makes Us to Understand Life: a Conversation with Artist Dom Barra

      For the new episode of Cueva’s art blog I had the pleasure to interview Domenico (Dom) Barra. He is an Italian digital artist based in Naples, Italy, where he works also as an educator and a visual content creator. Most of his work relates to glitch art, exploiting the “glitch” as raw material for artistic creations, but also as the narrative line to investigate aspects related to the new media.
    9. A Chat about Art with Collector Nicolas Laugero-Lasserre

      During 2019, the interest in digital art has increasingly seen the involvement of museums and galleries, showing that there is a good chance of growth, although the digital art market is still in its infancy. All of this went hand in hand with the questioning of concepts such as the value of art, the role of the artist and the real meaning of creativity.

      Reasoning on some of these issues, for an opinion I thought to reach out to an expert in the art world. So I contacted Paris-based French collector Nicolas Laugero-Lasserre.

    10. Data Have a “Soul” in The Art of Kirell Benzi

      The New Year offers Cueva Gallery a journey into the artistic practice of Kirell Benzi, PhD in Data Science at EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne), data artist, TEDx speaker and data visualization lecturer.
    11. Art and Science Bring Beauty in The Work of Multimedia Artist ALAgrApHY

      ALAgrApHY is a Paris-based multimedia artist and scientist (PhD in Complex Systems and expertise in AI and Data Science) who is currently exploring the connection between art and science.