Artificial Creativity: Neural Network and other Augmented Intelligence Art

January 12th to February 18th 2018

Sponsored by Google

Organized by Boston Cyberarts along with Fernanda Viegas and Martin Wattenberg,

from the Google Brain Team

This exhibition explores new tools born of artificial intelligence research that artists are using to make unique new work. Neural network art is a tool for artistic embellishment and creation. In it’s most common visual form, it combines the imagery of one image and the style of another to create a third hybrid image. Neural Networks are a biologically inspired form of computing which, unlike classical computer algorithms, aren’t programmed directly by human operators but instead learn from large amount of example data. Other augmented intelligence programs like ‘bots,’ are used to respond in creative ways to human inqueries. The exhibition will also explore augmented intelligence used in the creation of music.

Artists include Mike Tyka, Mario Klingemann and Jessica Brillhart among others. Brillhart will present her virtual reality video, Deep Dream VR. Klingemann will have a machine running real-time feedback loops generating work in the present moment.

This exhibition is presented as part of a citywide partnership of arts and educational institutions organized to recognize the outsized role greater Boston has played in the history and development of technology. The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston has initiated this partnership to link concurrent exhibitions and programs related to the themes of the exhibition Art in the Age of the Internet, 1989 to Today, on view at the ICA from February 7–May 20, 2018. Information on all the exhibitions and programs can be found at: aiai.icaboston.org