Technology

The art world’s AI dilemma: how can artists and museums thrive when big tech controls the monetising of artificial intelligence?

The presence of AI in every aspect of life has been a fact for the past 20 months. With the publication of the Stanford AI Index, two areas have come into focus. For museums, how to work with industry giants, without having their offering "distanced" by the summarising power of AI. For artists, how to thrive where sources of production are being monetised in Silicon Valley

The art world's AI dilemma: informed insight from industry experts

The artist Refik Anadol, the museum director Thomas Campbell and the Future Art Ecosystems team at Serpentine share insights on how to thrive while working with artificial intelligence in 2024

US authorities charge three UK nationals in Evolved Apes NFT fraud scheme

The charges, brought by the office of the Attorney for the Southern District of New York, signal a commitment to pursuing wide-ranging cryptocurrency cases

Two (or more) into one: Urs Fischer invites owners of his digital sculptures to have them remade into a new work

The maverick artist is working with 1OF1, collectors of high-level digital art, to offer owners of his "CHAOS" video sculpture series the chance to have them "fused" into new animations

On process: Refik Anadol seeks to demystify AI art by showing how it is put together

The media artist's "Echoes of the Earth: Living Archive" at Serpentine Galleries, London, goes for radical clarity on its raw data sources and the make-up of Anadol's artificial intelligence Large Nature Model

Artificial Intelligence

AI on AI: Alex Israel uses artificial intelligence to re-engage with memory

The Los Angeles-based artist is presenting his "REMEMBR" installation, which riffs visually, musically and emotionally on users’ smartphone camera rolls, in London

London's Serpentine Galleries calls for artists and institutions to become ‘stewards’ of data in face of rising interest in AI

The London gallery's fourth annual Future Arts Ecosystems report addresses a pressing need for bodies to address the use of artificial intelligence, for their own benefit and for the public good

Artist and AI pioneers use DeepDream to create ‘hallucinatory’ depictions of landscapes by Capability Brown

Daniel Ambrosi used Google's AI to reimagine high-res photographs of parkland designed by the 18th-century landscape architect

Is AI generating an ‘averaged’, one-sided, view of art history?

Artists are getting creative to counter visual language being skewed by image-generating apps that average out scraped stock photos and social media files into “mean images”

'In the age of AI, putting creativity at the heart of education is more important than ever'

The UK Labour Party is gearing up for the next election and should be talking about how we are educating children

NFTs

US authorities charge three UK nationals in Evolved Apes NFT fraud scheme

The charges, brought by the office of the Attorney for the Southern District of New York, signal a commitment to pursuing wide-ranging cryptocurrency cases

Two (or more) into one: Urs Fischer invites owners of his digital sculptures to have them remade into a new work

The maverick artist is working with 1OF1, collectors of high-level digital art, to offer owners of his "CHAOS" video sculpture series the chance to have them "fused" into new animations

Robert Alice breaks new ground with auction of generative art NFTs on Christie's 3.0

Auction house sees maturing of market since the heady days of 2021 as works by the digital art pioneer are sold in combination with launch of their catalogue raisonné-like historical survey "On NFTs"

Quantum leap: how a decade of NFTs has changed digital art

Two books take a look at the past and future of the non-fungible token. Once seen as the creature of market hype, the NFT now promises the first shared technical standard for the digital art world

After the boom and bust, an era of ‘greater maturity’ for art and the blockchain?

Despite the collapse of the NFT market and scandals involving cryptocurrency exchanges, experts still see potential in the technologies’ potential art world applications

Art Decoded

Twice a month, digital artist Gretchen Andrew explains new technology and its impact on art and the art world

Ten art world things that have happened in VR since Meta bought Oculus 10 years ago

Virtual reality has not taken the art world by storm in the past decade, despite the attention given to the format during the global pandemic of 2020-21, but the advent of powerful new mixed-reality headsets, led by the Apple Vision Pro and Meta Quest, promise a new experience for creators and users

Endemic obsolescence: the shortened lifespan of digital art

In the supposed permanence of cyberspace, modifications to software and the demands on processing power mean artwork has a shorter life than might be expected

Openness and charity break out among art and technology players at Miami Art Week

Tezos ecosystem and Arcual blockchain transaction platform disrupt the hedonistic exclusivity usually associated with the art world's winter party in Florida

Insta' gratification

Aimee Dawson looks at how the worlds of art and social media collide

Not-so-new kid on the block: Pinterest moves in on museums

The platform is making use of its reputation as a visual search engine to collaborate with art institutions

Social media

Why artists fear online safety laws will chill freedom of expression

Free expression groups and creatives believe the price of “safety” on the internet may be the exclusion of marginalised artists and groups, and an end to online privacy for all

'The nipple has not been freed! The art world must continue to fight Meta over gender discrimination'

Social media giant has been taken to task for its notorious “female nipple” guideline, but the battle for creatives' freedom of expression is not yet over

Revealed: the top 20 most popular art museums on social media in 2023

We look at how the 100 most-visited museums in our Visitor Figures survey performed online

Aimee Dawson. Research conducted by Chinma Johnson-Nwosu

Podcasts

Can AI unlock the ancient Herculaneum scrolls?

Plus, the appointment of the new Venice Biennale president sparks a political row, and a tender portrait by Dorothea Lange

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Hong Kong is back with bang: Art Basel returns and M+ museum makes waves

Plus, art censorship online and Brenda L. Croft's photos of fellow First Nations Australian women

Hosted by Ben Luke and Aimee Dawson. With guest speaker Gareth Harris. Produced by David Clack and Julia Michalska
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NFTs crashed last year—does Art Dubai fair show signs of a ‘Crypto Spring’?

Plus, How Video Transformed the World at MoMA and the art of modernist ceramics

Hosted by Ben Luke. With guest speaker Aimee Dawson. Produced by David Clack

Crypto crash: what now for NFTs and the art world?

Plus, Norway’s mega-museum and a Spanish-American screen in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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