Machine Learning and Creative Collaboration: Redefining Artistic Authorship

A fascinating transformation is taking place at the intersection of art and technology, — the collision of artistic expression and machine learning algorithms. Artists and designers are harnessing the power of AI not just as a tool but as a collaborator, blurring the lines between human creativity and artificial intelligence. This shift not only transforms the creative process but also challenges traditional notions of authorship in the art world.

Open call: Arte Laguna turns 18

Venice – Arte Laguna Prize announces the opening of 18th edition and reconfirms the Arsenale Nord in Venice as venue for the collective exhibition in March 2024. Until 26th October 2023, artists and designers from all over the world will have the opportunity to apply to the prestigious contest which gives a spotlight to the … Read more

Unveiling Emptiness: A Critical Review of “Infinite Conversation”

In the realm of AI-generated content, Giacomo Miceli’s “Infinite Conversation” stands as a perplexing creation. Promising a never-ending dialogue between Werner Herzog and Slavoj Žižek, this online work lures users into a mesmerizing abyss.

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Meet Steam Punk Bad Bunny – a fictional character created with Adobe Firefly

I recently was invited to participate in the beta testing of Adobe Firefly, a generative imaging tool, and I have been experimenting with it for the past few weeks. One of my favorite Firefly creations so far is a fictional character I call Steam Punk Bad Bunny. The prompts generated a series of “bunny” characters, … Read more

ChatGPT – Not a Digital Soul

With ChatGPT 4 all over the news, I thought it should be fun to talk to ChatGPT and to find out if the bot could be prompted to write content for DIGITALSOULS.COM. While chatting with ChatGPT, we also asked the image generator offered by Canva to generate a few pictures that depict the ancient Greek philosopher Plato conversing with ChatGPT in a post-apocalyptic Los Angeles. Here’s a gallery with the images and the transcript of our first conversation:

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generation/mutation 1.2

After its launch on DIGITALSOULS.COM in 1998, interest in generation/mutation grew week by week. A steady stream of new contributions arrived almost daily. These early, human made contributions are presented here in generation/mutation 1.2

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Malcolm Summer – Street Photography

Malcolm Summer’s photographs take the viewer on a global journey. Based in Berlin, Germany, Summer explores the urban realities of cities like San Francisco, Honolulu, Barcelona, Rome, or Berlin. His images are fresh with an engaging balance of traditional perspectives and new discoveries.

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generation/mutation 1.1

Before crowdsourcing – outsourcing creative work online

The original version of generation/mutation was launched on DIGITALSOULS.COM in March of 1998 with a simple call to artists.

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Hiding in Plain Sight: Liu Bolin and the Art of Disappearance

Liu Bolin’s work continues to amaze audiences around the world. His site specific installations often play on the theme of hiding in plain sight. Bolin is a master at making himself disappear in public places and situations. He makes himself invisible by painting himself, his face and clothes, to match the background behind him.

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