Are the Lines of Art and Music Blurred by Artificial Intelligence?

Artificial Intelligence, AI, Tech, Innovation

Are the lines between art, music and artificial intelligence really becoming blurred? I read an article in Scientific American about creativity, value and artistic judgment regarding robotically generated art and music. The question about how the lines could become blurred in relation to the impact AI generated creations would have on human creativity could really jeopardize our time, talents, imagination, value and products.

If you are an artist, musician, photographer or even a writer, although I am one who is intrigued by the capability of artificial intelligence, does it scare you just as much as it does me on how such productivity could have a horrific effect on how our individual value and worth is seen?

Art, Music, Artificial Intelligence

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The advancement of technology has affected practically everyone around the world, whether you are techno-savvy or not. Please take a moment to read this article from Science American, Is Art Created by AI Really Art?

As an artist, musician, photographer or writer do you think this is a legitimate reason for concern, or is this much ado about nothing?

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Poetry of the Strandbeest

Strandbeest, Theo Jansen

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Imagine walking on the beach when you’re a little tipsy and seeing a Strandbeest walking on the beach too. Do you run? Would you faint? Do you sober up quickly and give up drinking alcohol forever?

When you first see it, you ask what in the heck is that? You are fascinated by this extraterrestrial looking sculpture and while you may stay your distance from it at first, you may try taking a selfie near it later.

Strandbeest, Theo Jansen

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So where did these Strandbeests come from? These exhibitions are the dream machine sculptures from the creative genius of Theo Jansen, a Dutch artist who began building large mechanisms out of PVC that appear to walk on their own.

Strandbeest, Theo Jansen

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Strandbeest Concerto

Mobile beach animals walking by wind-fed fins
like a regimented army of skeletal crustaceans
complex sculptures intricate, liberated and whimsical
a harmonic jostling dragon like an energetic millipede

with a kinetic infusion of artistic engineering
3-dimensional aliens sailing along the sands of time
the multi-legged creature animated and mechanical
a self-propelled orchestra of interlocking highs and lows.

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Strandbeest, Theo Jansen

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Theo Jansen, Strandbeest

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Check out this video, “Strandbeest Evolution.”

Expressions: Nailed It for the Holidays!

Nail Art, Nail Polish, Nail Colors

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Deck the hands with nails of polish, fa-la-la-la-laaaaa…la-la-la-la!

Tis the season to accent varnish, wow-la-la-la-la…la-la-la-la!

Don we now our Christmas tree claws, ho-la-la-ho-la-la-la-la-la

Beads and gems and nail art madness, fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-laaaaa!

Nail Art, Nail Polish, Nail Colors

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Nail Color, Nail Polish

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Nail Art, Nail Color

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Nail polish, Nail Lacquer, Nail Colors

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The artistry of nail designs for the holidays.

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Let your fingers do the talking!

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By George, I think they nailed it!

 

The Poetry of ‘Unlike Any’ Athletes by Under Armour

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Ah, the fluidity of poetry found in athletics. In an effort to remove gender from the conversation when recognizing exceptional female athletes, Under Armour launched “Unlike Any” a brand marketing campaign created by Droga5, a New York City-based global advertising agency. Under Armour selected five extraordinary athletes who achieved some incredible feats in their careers: Misty Copeland, Natasha Hastings, Jessie Graff, Alison Désir and Zoe Zhang.

To make these ads more breathtaking, Under Armour turned to the following poets to tell these athletes amazing stories: Aja Monet, Kojey Radical, Dominique Christina, Aristophanes and Saul Williams. This is what I call true poetry in motion. Check out these poetically inspiring videos.

The Eyes Really Do Have It

Eye Shadow Art, Tal Peleg, Makeup Artistry, Eyes, Eyeshadow

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Eye love it!

Eyes are the windows to the soul and eyeshadow is the accessory to the eyelids. Taking eyeshadow to a different universe with increased dramatic, artistic personalities is something many makeup artists are creating.

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Tal Peleg

With the eyelids as a focal point canvas, these eye-scape masterpieces, by makeup artist Tal Peleg have taken art, artistry, cosmetics, and beauty to a totally mind-blowing level.

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Eye can’t believe my eyes!

Eye Shadow Art, Tal Peleg, Makeup Artistry, Eyes, Eyeshadow

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Eye am in shock!

Eye Shadow Art, Tal Peleg, Makeup Artistry, Eyes, Eyeshadow

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Eye am impressed!

Eye Shadow Art, Tal Peleg, Makeup Artistry, Eyes, Eyeshadow

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Eye can’t believe it!

Eye Shadow Art, Tal Peleg, Makeup Artistry, Eyes, Eyeshadow

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Eye think eye got it!

The Art of Language: What Do You Speak?

Language, Dialects, Linguistics

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The art of one’s vernacular is fascinating. Simply listening to multilingual, multicultural conversations, even when you don’t understand a word that’s being said is an intriguing experience that invites you to learn more about it.

While there is no definitive count of the total number of languages spoken in the world, the Ethnologue catalog of world languages, which is one of the best linguistic resources, currently lists 6,909 living languages. About 6% of them have more than a million speakers each and collectively account for 94% of the world population.

Amid genetically distinct cultures, many languages are becoming a dying art, especially as the older generation passes away. For instance, immigration brought the influx flavor of many languages and cultures to the USA, way before the country’s declaration. Although English was voted the official language in the United States, Native American languages such as Sioux, Quechua, Navajo, Cherokee, Nahuatl, Papago, Cree, Crow, and Hopi were among the country’s native vernacular. The fear of linguistic annihilation has brought on the proliferation of greater exposure through education to preserve these languages.

Engaging in intimate, cross-cultural conversations can reveal how much we are more alike in any language spoken than we are characteristically distinctive. The beauty about such distinction shows how incredible our cultural diversity is and how we can amass continued education from an awesomely mixed floral bouquet of dialects.

Roller-Skate Stilettos

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Everyone who knows me knows how much I love a pretty and unique pair of high heels. Foot candy is an important fashion element for any wardrobe. So when I read this article, SAINT LAURENT’S ROLLER-SKATE STILETTOS ARE THE BEST THING YOU’LL SEE ALL WEEK, I couldn’t believe the combination of elements designed into such fanciful footwear for that unique fashion statement. It’s quite an art piece.

Although this accessory is a jaw-dropping splurge if you had a lot of disposable income, would you pay £1,995 ($2,638.39) for them? I do love these shoes, but for safety reasons, I can do without the rollers and only take the stilettos. Just sayin’. Click here to read more of this fashion story.