Art & Technology

Harold Cohen's pioneering AI works provide essential context for conversations about generative art

The Whitney Museum of American Art is spotlighting the late art and technology innovator's prescient "AARON" series

Robert Whitman, artist renowned for experiments with performance and technology, has died, aged 88

Whitman was a pioneer of the early performance art events known as Happenings and collaborated with Robert Rauschenberg and others on technologically ambitious projects

Leaked: the names of more than 16,000 non-consenting artists allegedly used to train Midjourney’s AI

The lists were both partially included in a recent class-action lawsuit and accidentally shared via a public Google spreadsheet

From Apple's Vision Pro goggles to digital NG200—six things to look out for in art and tech in 2024

The coming year has buttons for everyone to press including a celebration of the computer artist Harold Cohen and Art Dubai Digital

One of the biggest venues in the world for video art—Las Vegas’s Sphere delivers virtual reality (without the headset)

U2’s video programme melds contemporary art, animation and special effects into pure 'spectacle'

Augmented reality project puts monumental public art at New Yorkers’ fingertips

Digital art platform Kinfolk has launched a four-artist exhibition that is available to view at designated sites through their application

Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT creators awarded nearly $1.6m in trademark infringement lawsuit

A district court judge has ruled in favour of Yuga Labs, whose lawsuit against artists Ryder Ripps and James Cahen accused them of "cybersquatting"

Judge dismisses most of artists’ copyright lawsuit against AI image generators

The artists have indicated they will amend their complaints and continue the legal battle against what they say is unfair use of their work by artificial intelligence image generators

Proposed US legislation would penalise use of AI to generate someone’s likeness without their consent

The No Fakes Act has been proposed by four US Senators and garnered support from organisations representing creative industries

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Architects of light: how artists are using years of hardware advances to serve their vision

Shows in London and Amsterdam and new works marking 300 years since Christopher Wren’s death reveal artists putting concept first, despite the paralysis of choice offered by infinitely programmable LEDs

Fortnite’s Holocaust museum and how video games incorporate exhibition spaces

A virtual museum in the popular game counteracts players who deny or distort the history of antisemitism

Artists, writers, performers and their advocates call on US Congress to ban companies from copyrighting AI-generated art

The AI Day of Action, scheduled for 2 October, comes as US officials consider whether and how to regulate material generated by artificial intelligence

Elvis returns to Las Vegas in Marco Brambilla’s new video for the Sphere, created with AI

The King reclaims his throne in an immersive video that will play during U2’s concerts at the city’s new $2.3bn entertainment complex

Chimeric creature descends on the Whitney Museum in new augmented reality commission

Nancy Baker Cahill’s augmented-reality work explores the climate crisis and interdependence between humans and nature

Mexico’s Sfer Ik launches $100,000 award to support creation of AI art project

The Tulum-based art space is putting out an open call, with the winner receiving cash and a two-month residency

Pulling at loose Threads: should the art world sign up to the latest social media app?

Art world figures are forging new personalities on the new 'Twitter clone' from Meta

TikTok art star’s cross-over moment

UTA Artist Space, the visual art branch of Hollywood’s United Talent Agency, is opening a New York pop-up with a solo show by viral artist Devon Rodriguez

What the latest US court ruling means for AI-generated art’s copyright status

A judge said the absence of a “guiding human hand” disqualified the AI-generated image from copyright protection, but other generative art may still qualify

Venture capital and other tech-industry funding methods come to the art world

There is more variety than ever in how and why art is funded and the Silicon Valley models have arrived

Tulip mania, Brexit and AI: Mat Collishaw takes on Kew Gardens this autumn

The artist marries nature and technology in the ambitious new exhibition

Leonardo's $450m Salvator Mundi returns as an NFT

The Mona Lisa and Van Gogh’s Starry Night have also been released as digital assets

New augmented reality app turns objects at the Metropolitan Museum into digital gaming accessories

The app, Replica, is a partnership with Verizon that lets visitors deploy works from the museum’s collection in the popular game Roblox

New space art project aims to put thousands of works onto the surface of the moon

The so-called Lunar Codex, the brainchild of a scientist-turned-science fiction author, will send a trove of human cultural material to the moon

$29m Beeple sculpture goes on display at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

The artwork is being shown in the US for the first time since Swiss venture capitalist Ryan Zurrer bought it at a New York auction 2021

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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”

AI might now be powerful enough to be ‘using’ artists

It is time to think about the extent to which technology itself has power over us, independent of people in tech companies

'Go outside and protect what already exists': AI-generated dawn chorus of songbirds has a sinister edge

Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg's immersive collaboration with Superblue highlights declining numbers of songbirds

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Blockchain platforms promise resale royalties and provenance tracking for physical artworks

After NFT boom, blockchain technology is increasingly being used to help solve art industry's practical problems