MachineMachine /stream - tagged with art https://machinemachine.net/stream/feed en-us http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss LifePress therourke@gmail.com <![CDATA[Demystifying Generative Art - Editorial - Le Random — A Digital Generative Art Institution]]> https://www.lerandom.art/editorial/demystifying-generative-art

Peter Bauman (Monk Antony) develops a framework for appreciating and analyzing generative art through an investigation of the movement’s locus of artistic intent.

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Thu, 20 Jul 2023 09:51:23 -0700 https://www.lerandom.art/editorial/demystifying-generative-art
<![CDATA[Hito Steyerl on Why NFTs and A.I. Image Generators Are Really Just ‘Onboarding Tools’ for Tech Conglomerates]]> https://news.artnet.com/art-world/these-renderings-do-not-relate-to-reality-hito-steyerl-on-the-ideologies-embedded-in-a-i-image-generators-2264692

It’s hard to keep track of all the overlapping technological, environmental, and political crises to worry about in 2023.

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Tue, 18 Apr 2023 04:53:18 -0700 https://news.artnet.com/art-world/these-renderings-do-not-relate-to-reality-hito-steyerl-on-the-ideologies-embedded-in-a-i-image-generators-2264692
<![CDATA[Hito Steyerl on Why NFTs and A.I. Image Generators Are Really Just ‘Onboarding Tools’ for Tech Conglomerates]]> https://news.artnet.com/art-world/these-renderings-do-not-relate-to-reality-hito-steyerl-on-the-ideologies-embedded-in-a-i-image-generators-2264692

It’s hard to keep track of all the overlapping technological, environmental, and political crises to worry about in 2023.

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Tue, 18 Apr 2023 00:53:18 -0700 https://news.artnet.com/art-world/these-renderings-do-not-relate-to-reality-hito-steyerl-on-the-ideologies-embedded-in-a-i-image-generators-2264692
<![CDATA[Anatomy of an AI System]]> https://anatomyof.ai/

A cylinder sits in a room. It is impassive, smooth, simple and small. It stands 14.8cm high, with a single blue-green circular light that traces around its upper rim. It is silently attending. A woman walks into the room, carrying a sleeping child in her arms, and she addresses the cylinder.

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Sun, 26 Feb 2023 13:51:25 -0800 https://anatomyof.ai/
<![CDATA[AI art is only good for hollow, hotel lobby pieces - New Statesman]]> https://www.newstatesman.com/quickfire/2022/12/ai-art-hollow-hotel-lobby

An AI-generated image. Illustration by MoiraM/Alamy How much would you be willing to pay an artist for a portrait? £500? £200? How about $7.99 for 50? Over the last few days my social media feeds have been dominated by friends sharing Lensa selfies.

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Mon, 12 Dec 2022 06:53:21 -0800 https://www.newstatesman.com/quickfire/2022/12/ai-art-hollow-hotel-lobby
<![CDATA[AI art is only good for hollow, hotel lobby pieces - New Statesman]]> https://www.newstatesman.com/quickfire/2022/12/ai-art-hollow-hotel-lobby

An AI-generated image. Illustration by MoiraM/Alamy How much would you be willing to pay an artist for a portrait? £500? £200? How about $7.99 for 50? Over the last few days my social media feeds have been dominated by friends sharing Lensa selfies.

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Mon, 12 Dec 2022 01:53:21 -0800 https://www.newstatesman.com/quickfire/2022/12/ai-art-hollow-hotel-lobby
<![CDATA[Creative and/or weird uses and abuses of Twitch streaming]]> http://ask.metafilter.com/mefi/368439

I am interested in innovative, creative uses and/or abuses of the Twitch streaming platform. Streamers who have used the platform as a creative medium, regardless of its (main) intention as a place for game streaming. Art and performance are what come to mind, but I am open to anything, either a single use case or a particular streamer who uses Twitch in an ongoing 'weird' way. My knowledge of Twitch is small, so I am limited on examples of what I mean... but the streamer 'Sushi Dragon' is doing super amazing things. Using the Twitch platform as a way for viewers to kind of 'programme' his dancing routines. Users respond in live chat, and the responses determine what music is played, filters drafted, and how Sushi Dragon is supposed to respond (and dance). The results are often hilarious.

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Thu, 17 Nov 2022 07:11:18 -0800 http://ask.metafilter.com/mefi/368439
<![CDATA[Holly Herndon on the power of machine learning and developing her “digital twin” Holly+ | The FADER]]> https://www.thefader.com/2021/07/27/holly-herndon-on-the-power-of-machine-learning-and-developing-her-digital-twin-holly

The FADER Interview is a brand new podcast series in which the world’s most exciting musicians talk with the staff of The FADER about their latest projects.

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Fri, 03 Jun 2022 05:52:13 -0700 https://www.thefader.com/2021/07/27/holly-herndon-on-the-power-of-machine-learning-and-developing-her-digital-twin-holly
<![CDATA[Holly Herndon on the power of machine learning and developing her “digital twin” Holly+ | The FADER]]> https://www.thefader.com/2021/07/27/holly-herndon-on-the-power-of-machine-learning-and-developing-her-digital-twin-holly

The FADER Interview is a brand new podcast series in which the world’s most exciting musicians talk with the staff of The FADER about their latest projects.

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Fri, 03 Jun 2022 01:52:13 -0700 https://www.thefader.com/2021/07/27/holly-herndon-on-the-power-of-machine-learning-and-developing-her-digital-twin-holly
<![CDATA[The NFT Has Changed Artists. Has it Changed Art? - The New York Times]]> https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/03/arts/design/nft-art-beeple.html

Around 1425, the Florentine artist Masaccio painted the first major works in one-point perspective. That revolutionized what artists could do ever after. In Paris in 1839, Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre demonstrated his new photographic invention.

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Sat, 05 Mar 2022 13:51:07 -0800 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/03/arts/design/nft-art-beeple.html
<![CDATA[Geraldine Juárez on NFTs & Ghosts]]> https://the-crypto-syllabus.com/geraldine-juarez-on-nfts-ghosts/

I remember reading about Geraldine Juárez’s 2014 bitcoin-burning experiment at the time and getting immensely impressed by its boldness. Back then, crypto seemed like a fringe phenomenon – worthy of radical artistic interventions but not earnest policy debate – so I didn’t make much of it.

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Mon, 28 Feb 2022 00:52:40 -0800 https://the-crypto-syllabus.com/geraldine-juarez-on-nfts-ghosts/
<![CDATA[The Rise of “Immersive” Art | The New Yorker]]> https://www.newyorker.com/news/letter-from-silicon-valley/the-rise-and-rise-of-immersive-art

The lights were off, the air smelled faintly of roses, and New Age music flowed from room to room.

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Mon, 28 Feb 2022 00:52:21 -0800 https://www.newyorker.com/news/letter-from-silicon-valley/the-rise-and-rise-of-immersive-art
<![CDATA[arrow-left]]> https://artreview.com/the-boring-art-of-zuckerberg-metaverse/

From floating ‘3D street art’ to a talking Henri Rousseau painting, Meta’s vision of the future is drained of all imagination When I was a kid, I had a book about the future.

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Thu, 25 Nov 2021 01:51:41 -0800 https://artreview.com/the-boring-art-of-zuckerberg-metaverse/
<![CDATA[This artist claims you can torrent a blockchain’s worth of NFTs - The Verge]]> https://www.theverge.com/2021/11/18/22790131/nft-bay-pirating-digital-ownership-piracy-crypto-art-right-click

In what may be one of the better pieces of performance art this year, Australian Geoffrey Huntley has created a website that promises to let you torrent an entire blockchain’s worth of NFTs.

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Thu, 25 Nov 2021 01:51:35 -0800 https://www.theverge.com/2021/11/18/22790131/nft-bay-pirating-digital-ownership-piracy-crypto-art-right-click
<![CDATA[Bloomberg - Are you a robot?]]> https://www.bloomberg.com/tosv2.html?vid=&uuid=2c627d9b-4dff-11ec-86a8-4c434a574268&url=L25ld3MvYXJ0aWNsZXMvMjAyMS0xMS0wOS9uZnQtY3J5cHRvLWFydC1tYXJrZXQtYm9vbS1iaWdnZXN0LXNhbGVzLWdvaW5nLXRvLW1hbGUtYXJ0aXN0cy13b21lbi1sYWc=

This summer, when Fame Lady Squad launched, claiming to be the first ever female-led crypto art collective, it quickly raised $1.5 million from people who wanted to support underrepresented artists.  Weeks later, it turned out, the group was actually run by men.

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Thu, 25 Nov 2021 01:51:30 -0800 https://www.bloomberg.com/tosv2.html?vid=&uuid=2c627d9b-4dff-11ec-86a8-4c434a574268&url=L25ld3MvYXJ0aWNsZXMvMjAyMS0xMS0wOS9uZnQtY3J5cHRvLWFydC1tYXJrZXQtYm9vbS1iaWdnZXN0LXNhbGVzLWdvaW5nLXRvLW1hbGUtYXJ0aXN0cy13b21lbi1sYWc=
<![CDATA[NFTs might not solve the digital art authenticity problem.]]> https://slate.com/technology/2021/04/nfts-digital-art-authenticity-problem.html

When Christie’s auctioned for $69 million a “nonfungible token,” or NFT, linked to the digital collage Everydays: The First 5000 Days, many people asked WTF was an NFT? And why was a relative unknown artist by the name of Beeple now the third-highest selling living artist—for a digital work

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Mon, 17 May 2021 23:55:37 -0700 https://slate.com/technology/2021/04/nfts-digital-art-authenticity-problem.html
<![CDATA[RESOURCE PORTAL ON ANTI-RACISM AND DECOLONIAL APPROACHES TO ART HISTORY AND VISUAL CULTURE – For Art History]]> https://forarthistory.org.uk/latest-news/resource-portal-on-anti-racism-and-decolonial-approaches-to-art-history-and-visual-culture-2/

This portal contains hundreds of references arranged along subject, themes and media in eight bibliographies.

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Thu, 15 Apr 2021 22:36:40 -0700 https://forarthistory.org.uk/latest-news/resource-portal-on-anti-racism-and-decolonial-approaches-to-art-history-and-visual-culture-2/
<![CDATA[What Does It Mean To Buy a Gif? | Jack Rusher]]> https://jackrusher.com/journal/what-does-it-mean-to-buy-a-gif.html?s=09

It’s everywhere on the Internet right now—NFT this, Rarible that. Tokens, tokens, come get your tokens! We’ve got people shouting that the whole idea is an absurdity or an abomination, others saying it’s only a cynical cash grab, or that it is yet another harbinger of ecological disaster.

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Wed, 31 Mar 2021 07:55:33 -0700 https://jackrusher.com/journal/what-does-it-mean-to-buy-a-gif.html?s=09
<![CDATA[Beeple thinks NFTs are a bubble, cashed out ETH earnings straightaway - Crypto Daily™]]> https://cryptodaily.co.uk/2021/03/Beeple-thinks-NFTs-are-a-bubble-cashed-out-ETH-earnings-straightaway

In an interview with The New Yorker, Beeple said that as soon as he received his stash in ETH, he became concerned regarding Ethereum’s volatility, hence the immediate move to convert everything to US dollars. “Boom, 53 million dollars in my account.

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Wed, 31 Mar 2021 07:55:32 -0700 https://cryptodaily.co.uk/2021/03/Beeple-thinks-NFTs-are-a-bubble-cashed-out-ETH-earnings-straightaway
<![CDATA[Opinion | NFTs: What Are You Paying for When You Buy a GIF for $25,000? - The New York Times]]> https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/24/opinion/what-are-nfts.html

On March 13, Li Jin sold a GIF for $25,000. A link to the moving image, which was assigned a unique bit of code as proof of authenticity and stored on the blockchain, was purchased at auction via the cryptocurrency Ethereum and sold in 24 hours.

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Wed, 31 Mar 2021 07:55:19 -0700 https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/24/opinion/what-are-nfts.html