Robot Art Raises Questions about Human Creativity
For Cloudpainter , a painting robot developed by Virginia-based artist Pindar van Arman, the collection became a dataset to train its algorithm. Its final output painting F above is a far cry from the geometric, color-between-the-lines art you might imagine from a robot artist. For Cloudpainter, as with many automated technologies today, there is still a human in the loop.
Van Arman built the robot and is responsible for programming the software that dictates its output. As a human-robot collaboration, Cloudpainter is a fairly accurate reflection of what automation looks like today.
go He believes the definition of human creativity will evolve with the technology. There will be new creative decisions to be made about how to artfully use these new tools.
By Fred Pryce. The greatness of Sydney Fringe is in the can-do attitude emanating from dozens of shows, put on by up-and-coming artists in spaces you might not have ever even thought of before.
Case in point: this double feature of one-act plays by Gradco. Studio, a collection of Sydney Theatre School graduates creating their own opportunities to perform. What much more suited the space and budget level was Robots Vs.
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This world is much more literal, with context quickly explained through exposition in order to focus on the interactions between the robots and our requisite human, a former director who they have tasked with helping them surpass their final frontier: creating art. In fact, Giles is often the least enjoyable part of the play, as the character is saddled with constantly bemoaning the state of humanity, while also being constantly surprised that her robot overlords act, well, robotic.
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The play also does poke at some larger, existential issues about the nature of art and human existence, but is smart enough to always settle back into light comedy.