Explorations of AI Art — Episode 26

[This interview has been previously published on Cueva Gallery’s blog on August 24, 2020]

“Deconstructing my own artistic process and teaching it to painting robots is my attempt at a better understanding of myself.” — Pindar Van Arman.

[Fig.1] One of Pindar Van Arman’s robot. Image Credit and Courtesy of Pindar Van Arman.

Margaret Boden, Research Professor of Cognitive Science at the University of Sussex and advisor to the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, believes that the creative process is still somewhat unclear and computational technology helps to understand more about the different types of human creativity. [1]

Boden highlights how important is for humans and…

Art and NFTs Meet Social Responsibility

Written by Beth Jochim

[1] “Black Rhino” (2021). Credits: Lorna Inman, who is artist is in residence at The Immersive KIND. Inman has created this commissioned artwork for Aniseed. Black rhinos are critically endangered due to poaching and the demand for their horns. This collection of animals raises awareness for endangered species and 20% of proceeds will go to WWF.

The last few months have seen a growing and unstoppable interest in NFTs, or non-fungible tokens that represent both digital and physical assets on the blockchain. Their popularity stems from the implications that they bring with them, ranging from the traceability of an asset to the verification of its originality and ownership, up to the smart contracts that regulate relationships with the artists who created them (for example, they can establish that an artist receives royalties every time the token is resold and bought).

Beyond the criticisms for their equally…

Kadine James, The Immersive Kind, Mutantboard, 3D Artist Allan Gregorio, and soundpiece explore together direct-to-avatar, limited edition couture experiences, and digital wardrobes with the aim of pushing sustainable fashion forwards. Kadine James reveals avatar for Frankfurt Fashion Week 2021.

Written by Beth Jochim

[Fig.1] Kaydeen at Frankfurt Fashion Week. Kadine James’ avatar by artist Allan Gregorio is styled by Mutantboard. Music by soundpiece AI. Credits: Allan Gregorio, Mutantboard, The Immersive KIND, and soundpiece

“We’re absolutely delighted to be partnering with leading digital artist Allan Gregorio and our industry partners Mutantboard and soundpiece to uncover the technological innovations that are taking place in digital fashion today. …

The Radical Art of Paul-Yives Poumay

Written by Beth Jochim

“Art doesn’t need to be beautiful to be appreciated, it has to be universal.” — Paul-Yves Poumay

[Fig.1] Poster of “Art for Change”, Paul-Yves Poumay’s solo exhibition (8–29 May) at Spazio Arte Petrecca — Isernia (Italy)

The Belgian artist Paul-Yves Poumay returns to Italy with the solo show “Art For Change” on May 8th at Spazio Arte Petrecca. The exhibition, which is under the patronage of the municipality of Iserna, is curated by Italian art historians Carmen D’Antonino and Martina Scavone.

Poumay has a background in finance and marketing, extensive work experience in banking and insurance, and a great passion for social issues. As an author he writes short…

Written by Beth Jochim

[Fig.1] “Hero” shot — AR ART LENS, credit: Damara Inglês, LENS artist x The Immersive KIND

Immersive Technologies and Digital Fashion are coming together in the collaboration of The Immersive KIND with Mission Statement Magazine (MSM).

The project expands the research into immersive technologies and showcases how The Immersive KIND applies them to push digital fashion forward. CEO and Creative Technologist at The Immersive KIND, Kadine James, XR artist and Co-Founder, Lucy Wheeler, and XR designer Damara Inglês have designed and produced a limited edition virtual wearable to celebrate The Social Experiment, the first printed edition of Mission Statement Magazine.

The collaboration with the magazine — which is headquartered in London and…

The Immersive KIND, soundpiece, XR Couture and Allan Gregorio unveil a new project for London Fashion Week 2021

Written by Beth Jochim.

“We are absolutely delighted to partner with leading artist Allan Gregorio and our industry partners, XR Couture and soundpiece, to discover the technological innovations taking place in Digital Fashion. I am thrilled to reveal my Avatar for London Fashion Week: this is a unique collaboration that explores new narratives and how we can use digital fashion to reduce our carbon footprint on the planet. “ — Kadine James, CEO and Founder of The Immersive KIND.

The Immersive KIND

The Immersive KIND’s Response To A Digitized Society

Written by Beth Jochim.

[Fig.1] Kadine James is digitally dressed by artist Scarlett Yang. Credit: Scarlett Yang, courtesy of the artist and K. James. The project is part of a collaboration with The Immersive KIND and explores digital fashion and avatars.

Metaverse is a word formed by the prefix “meta” (from the Greek μετα-, meaning after or beyond) and “universe”. According to the definition provided by Wikipedia, the term describes “a collective virtual shared space, created by the convergence of virtually enhanced physical reality and physically persistent virtual space, including the sum of all virtual worlds, augmented reality, and the Internet”, and depicts “a future iteration of the internet, made up of persistent, shared, 3D virtual spaces linked into a perceived virtual universe.”

In 1992, American writer Neal Stephenson

A collaboration between Machine Learning and Immersive Technologies

Written by Beth Jochim.

“If you look at history, innovation doesn’t come just from giving people incentives; it comes from creating environments where their ideas can connect.” — Steven Johnson

[Fig.1] GANs-generated fashion image, 2020. Credit: Fabio Rovai. Makeup detail. Courtesy of the artist and The Immersive KIND.

More and more often artists and creatives are showing a strong interest in investigating an inclusive and sustainable future. Ranging from digital fashion to new media art, they are becoming increasingly concerned with discovering new collaborations, business models and opportunities to foster innovation.

Fabio Rovai, a London-based fashion photographer, digital director, new media and AI artist, has recently joined the Residency program…

The AI Art Corner #10

Beth Jochim, creative AI lead Libre AI and writer; Twitter: @_bblurred

Photo by Michał Bielejewski on Unsplash

We are approaching the end of the year, and I like the idea of ​​sharing three articles that I found interesting and that accompanied my lockdown and that of many other readers.

  1. The first article talks about how different artists faced the first lockdown in Berlin during the spring, turning their balconies into small galleries :

2. The second article talks about the relationship that various artists had with their collections in a difficult time of isolation :

3. The third article talks about…

The AI Art Corner #9

Beth Jochim, creative AI lead Libre AI and writer; Twitter: @_bblurred

Photo by Philipp Berndt on Unsplash

The exhibition titled Thin as Thorns, In These Thoughts in Us: An Exhibition of Creative AI and Generative Art organized by the Honor Fraser Gallery in Los Angeles, aims to investigate the various implications that Artificial Intelligence (AI) has in the cultural and artistic fields.

The title of the exhibition comes from a computer-generated book of poetry called Articulations and designed by artist, poet and programmer Allison Parrish. …

Beth Jochim

Creative AI Lead at Libre AI, and Co-founder at Cueva Gallery. I write about the intersection of technology and arts with a focus on Artificial Intelligence.

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