Explorations of AI Art

  • Artist Pinar Demirdag: The Time of AI and Consciousness Has Arrived

    Pinar Seyhan Demirdag is an artist and founding partner of the multidisciplinary creative studio Pinar&Viola.

    With a master degree in Design and Applied Arts from the The Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, she boasts prestigious collaborations, contributing with her nonconformist ideas and fresh perspectives to the brand value of several worldwide leading brands, such as Google, Airbnb, IKEA, Koché, Nike, Adidas, and Redbull.

    Her work sits at the intersection of art, design and fashion, and is imbued with optimism and positivity. Her artistic practice invites us to calm down and reflect on concepts like unconditional love and peace, while creating alternative realities of the future.

  • Dani Joy and The Art of Neuromancy

    Dani Joy is an artist based in Northern California who loves to create and experiment with traditional and technological tools. His work ranges from drawing to painting to sculpture.

    He is self-taught in digital art and has studied computer science and algorithmic design. Fascinated by the new digital media, he incorporated the latter in his practice to synthesize new styles and open the doors to a new form of collaboration between himself and the machine.
  • AI and the Intimate Art of Hannu Töyrylä

    Hannu Töyrylä is a visual artist based in Helsinki, Finland, who makes video, interactive installations and art prints using Artificial Intelligence.

    His work revolves around recurring themes, such as the contemplation of his  emotional, psychological, and spiritual world, his life experience, and the complexity of our time and existence. As he explained to me, his interest is not in machines as autonomous creators, but in approaching AI as an augmentative tool of expression.

  • 'Code is Art' : A Chat with Artist Sergio Albiac

    Sergio Albiac is an artist with a computer science and art background, based in Barcelona, Spain, whose work is at the intersection of deep learning, generative computer code and traditional media. Not being constrained by a single medium or style, but interested in exploring the realm of possibilities that technology offers to create art, he investigates how traditional and new media can blend together and bring to life something of profound value. Thus were born paintings, video art pieces, interactive installations running on the cloud, giclée prints and generative portraits.
  • The Semiotic Approach to the AI Art of Fabrizio Augusto Poltronieri

    Fabrizio Augusto Poltronieri is an artist and academic currently living between Leicester, UK, and Berlin, Germany. His artistic career started in 2006 when he founded the art group [+ zero] that has participated, over a period of 13 years, in many international festivals and exhibitions including Ars Electronica. As a solo artist, he started to investigate the relationships that take place among humans, machines, and philosophical concepts. His artworks have been exhibited worldwide and are in prestigious collections such as the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.
  • 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.