At the end of last year before my annual trip back home to Taiwan, I’ve had the pleasure to interview Joanne Hastie, a talented artist who uses robotic arms and machine learning to create fine art paintings. This interview is part of the In The Studio series by the Museum of Contemporary Digital Art, a museum platform that I am currently advising. Original interview here: https://www.mocda.org/in-the-studio-joanne-hastie

Joanne Hastie in her studio in Vancouver

When first thinking about robots making art, common sentiments probably centre around curiosity or fear.

HOW DO ROBOTS CREATE ART?

WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR ART?

IF ROBOTS CAN EVEN REPLACE HUMANS IN A FIELD OF CREATIVITY, DOES IT MEAN HUMANS CAN ENTIRELY BE REPLACED?

Walking into Joanne’s studio, I was welcomed by the gentle buzzing sound of the robot arm. There was really…


NAMPC Gala at the Seattle Arts Museum — Looks like a beautiful dying tree to me, how fitting

As a consultant focusing on merging the arts with technology, I attend and plan a fair share of national conferences. I find events like this an important avenue to gauge the industry pulse, get inspired and learn from an aggregate of creative minds. A few weeks ago I went to the National Arts Marketing Project Conference held by Americans for the Arts in Seattle. Compared to the tech conferences (during my time at Adobe, I curated content for their amazing annual martech summit), the arts and creative industry conferences have a very different vibe.

In contrast to the forward-looking optimism…

Sandy Liu

Marketing & Business Consultant focused on merging tech with arts and culture. @Harvard MBA. I write about business, technology, the arts & life. @liusandy.com

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