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Vera Molnar, Mother of Computer Art, Pioneered the Future of Abstraction

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Source: Artsy

“One of my dreams,” the artist Vera Molnar said in the early ’80s, “is to create a robot named Vera Molnar.” She imagined this robot would work every night and do exactly what she wanted. It would know everything she had ever created and, based on what she’d already produced, make a list of everything she hadn’t yet done.

Molnar never created this robot, though she did become known as the queen of computer-generated art. The current exhibition “Parler à l’oeil” (“Speak to the eye”) at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, on view through August 26th, shows how quickly she understood the artmaking possibilities new technologies offered at a time when few people did.

Read more: https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-vera-molnar-mother-computer-art-pioneered-future-abstraction

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Inaugural Art Futures Awards honors outstanding Asian graduates in visual arts

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Source: Adobe magazine

Established in 2022, ART FUTURES – Outstanding Graduates Awards in Asia is the first international art award of its kind in Asia dedicated to championing the creative practices of outstanding recent graduates in the field of visual arts and associated contemporary art practices.

The award aims to recognize and support emerging artists across Asia, providing them with a platform to showcase their talent and gain international recognition. The event is co-organized and co-presented by the Academy of Visual Arts and the School of Creative Arts at Hong Kong Baptist University, along with art-at-all and IAE.

Read more: https://www.adobomagazine.com/advertising-awards/art-futures-2023-awards-exhibition-discussion/

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Workers’ singularity:AI and the future of art and labour

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Source: The Monthly

The Hollywood writers’ strike has put a spotlight on the impact artificial intelligence may have on artistic endeavour

The Writers Guild of America strike, which began in May and may well continue into next year, was originally a response to economic hardship. Specifically, to the cascading inequities of the US television industry, which, despite offering ever more plentiful outlets for screenwriters (599 English-language scripted shows aired in 2022, according to FX Research, up 7 per cent from 2021), has managed to turn what had been a comfortable middle-class profession into a red-in-tooth-and-claw manifestation of the modern gig economy – a frantic, patchwork hustle of shorter contracts, fewer positions and reduced wages, with even established writers scrambling to earn enough each year to qualify for healthcare. 

About a month before the strike began, however, the discussion abruptly pivoted. Yes, all those things were important, but there was also another, even more significant issue to address. The growing sophistication of artificial intelligence modules had taken many by surprise – including those responsible for inventing them. (“I thought [machine intelligence] would happen eventually, but we had plenty of time: 30 to 50 years,” said Geoffrey Hinton, the British scientist whose work developing neural networks paved the way for platforms such as ChatGPT. “I don’t think that anymore.”) Suddenly social media was awash with examples of AI-generated storytelling, some of it even accompanied by rudimentary visuals. 

Read more: https://www.themonthly.com.au/issue/2023/september/shane-danielsen/workers-singularity-ai-and-future-art-and-labour#mtr

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How AI is shaping music; art of the future

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The beat drops, and it’s recognisable. Playful, fast-paced, and catchy, it is off American rapper Ice Spice’s viral song, Munch.

But as listeners anticipate her cool, relaxed rapping voice, they are instead met by a masculine voice. His tone and sound are familiar- it belongs to superstar rapper Drake.

The audio of Drake rapping to Ice Spice’s song made its rounds on the internet in April, and it wasn’t the only AI- generated sound created using his voice. Rihanna, Kanye West, and Travis Scott are other stars whose voices were cloned.

Read more: https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/entertainment/arts-and-culture/article/2001476936/how-ai-is-shaping-music-art-of-the-future

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