[INTERACTIVE II] AUTOMATED UTOPIA REFLECTION
We had a guest lecture conducted by Bin Ong Kian Peng who gave a new perspective to artificial intelligence and machine learning in relation to the arts.
This is the first time I’ve been exposed to the question of whether artificial intelligence will make a society a utopia or dystopia. I’ve always seen artificial intelligence as the next step in human Read more →
[INTERACTIVE II] READING ASSIGNMENT
Chosen Book – Stephen Wilson’s Information Arts: Intersections of Art, Science, and Technology.
Focusing on – Digital Information Systems/Computers: Virtual Reality.
Virtual Reality (VR) is an area that I have a vast interest in. It is an increasingly popular form of media consumption and with the current worldwide situation now in 2020, virtual reality’s popularity can potentially become more mainstream.
My impressions and Read more →
Thoughts on Automated Utopia
YixueTuesday, Mar 31, 2020 - 06:59:34 pm
There were many interesting pieces of work that were presented during the lecture, but the one that intrigued me the most was the piece by Sougwen Chung.
One of her most well-known pieces is ‘Drawing Operations(2017)‘ It is an ongoing exploration of the synergy between machine and human thought. At its core, the machine employs a deep-learning neural network to Read more →
Reading Reflection: Web Art, Telecom [ Yr 2| IM 2]
Emma CheukTuesday, Mar 31, 2020 - 02:14:59 pm
The internet, The World Wide Web, has been dominating our world in these 30 years. As a tech and online enthusiast, I believe telecommunication features offer freedom of expression and structure and visualize information through multimedia. I decided to learn more about web’s telecom art through reading Wilson Stephen’s Information Arts: Intersections of Art.
The Internet as a public art space Read more →
IM2: Guest Lecture Reflection (Automated Utopia)
The most interesting part of the guest lecture was when he showed us a snippet of the Korean film “Doomsday Book – The Heavenly Creature”. I found the concept of a robot god very interesting. In the film, the robot claims that it is Buddhist and have reached enlightenment, and suspected that it is broken, a robot repairman was dispatched Read more →
IM2: Reading Assignment
A Companion to Digital Art by Christine Paul – Aesthetics of Digital Art
From this reading, I realised that the aesthetics of digital art is different from just aesthetics itself. Aesthetics, by the definition from the Oxford Dictionary, is the branch of philosophy that studies the principles of beauty, especially in art. However, aesthetics in digital art is way more than Read more →
Art and the Internet by Black Dog Publishing
YixueMonday, Mar 30, 2020 - 09:41:12 am
Since its inception, the Internet has been a life-changing moment for many people around the world. Its effects can be felt economically, socially and culturally. In the art world, its impact has also been significant, to say the least.
In Stephen Wilson’s Information Arts, he identified five key characteristics of net.art:Connectivity between Persons Collaboration and Group Work The Creation of Distributed Archives Internationalism Comment on Read more →
Reflection: New Media, Old Media: A History and Theory
JessieSaturday, Mar 28, 2020 - 01:06:30 am
This reflection is focused on Old Media: A History and Theory – Part V: Theorizing “New Media” – Modes of Digital Identification. Virtual Technologies and Webcam Culture by Ken Hillis: Web technologies.
From reading Hillis’ essay, I understood that the accelerating shift towards an image culture is greatly supported by visual technologies. These have significant implications for how subjectivity Read more →
DM2007 Interactive II: Reading Assignment
How Yee TengFriday, Mar 27, 2020 - 10:51:43 pm
Last semester, I did the reading assignment on the book Information Arts: Intersections of Art, Science and, Technology by Stephen Wilson. There were a lot of interesting sections in the book but I only managed to cover one previously, so I have decided to do the reading assignment on another section (Robotics and Kinetics) of the book this time.
The section Read more →
Reflection: Automated Utopia by Bin Ong Kian Peng
Amanda LeeThursday, Mar 26, 2020 - 10:41:27 pm
On 20 March, designer Bin Ong Kian Peng gave a lecture on artificial intelligence and how it has integrated with art – thus thinning the boundaries that separate art and science.
Artificial Intelligence is very prominent in today’s digitally advanced society, and it definitely has played an essential role in research, projects and everyday life. It has come to a point Read more →