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Mariko Mori - Exhibitions - Royal Academy of Arts

Mariko Mori - Exhibitions - Royal Academy of Arts | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
Full listings and information for exhibitions at the Royal Academy of Arts, London with links to related events and features
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This winter we welcome New York based Japanese artist Mariko Mori to our new space for art and architecture in Burlington Gardens. Her first major exhibition in London for 14 years, Rebirth includes some of Mori’s most acclaimed works from the last 11 years, alongside new works created especially for this exhibition. Starting and ending with the death and birth of a star, the cycle of life and rebirth is an important theme of the show, which includes photography, works on paper, sound works, as well as sculpture and large scale immersive installations and environments that invite contemplation.

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Eunoia II (Beautiful thought; 아름다운 생각 ll) from Lisa Park

"The more clearly you understand yourself and your emotions, the more you become a lover of what it is."- Baruch Spinoza Eunoia II is outfitted with 4
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Art in the Age of AI: How Tech Is Redefining Our Creativity

Technology has long been considered a resource-liberating mechanism, granting us better access to resources like information, food and energy. Yet what is often overlooked is the revolutionary impact technology can have on our ability to create art. Many artists are reacting to a world of accelerating change and rapid digitization through their work. Emerging artistic …
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50 Most Exciting Artists in Europe, Part I |artnet News

50 Most Exciting Artists in Europe, Part I |artnet News | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
The most exciting artists of 2016 work in mediums as varied as dance, activism, or science, pushing the boundaries of what art can be.
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knowledgEnabler's curator insight, December 27, 2016 3:43 AM
The most exciting artists of 2016 work in mediums as varied as dance, activism, or science, pushing the boundaries of what art can be.
Who’s surprised us, shocked us, woken us out of our stupor...
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Predictive Art Bot. A call for artworks that interpret AI-generated concepts

Predictive Art Bot. A call for artworks that interpret AI-generated concepts | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
Predictive Art Bot invites artists to collaborate with a bot, interpret some of the most puzzling/exciting/provocative tweets and turn them into real prototypes, drafts for impossible projects, liv…
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A second coat: why painting is the comeback art of the 21st century

A second coat: why painting is the comeback art of the 21st century | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
It tends to be ignored by art prizes, but painting is trendier than ever – and makes conceptual art look elitist and out of touch
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Meet the Artists Who Have Embraced Artificial Intelligence

Meet the Artists Who Have Embraced Artificial Intelligence | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
Sam Kronick has a bunch of rocks arrayed in front of him on a raised desk in his Oakland studio. He’s an artist and his plan is to sketch the rocks, but not with pen and paper. He and his artistic partner Tara Shi are going to do a 3D scan of them so that an artificial intelligence program can map their contours, learn to recognize rocks and then start generating its own craggy depictions.

The project is deceptively simple: trying to get artificial intelligence to make nature art. But it’s also a way of figuring out the limits of computational creativity. Kronick and Shi are using a neural net, a computer program loosely modeled on biological neural systems like the human brain. A given neural net needs to be trained on data; that could be the shape of a lot of rocks, a massive trove of Google Images, or hundreds of thousands of search terms, depending on what the neural net will be used for. Then, basically, it thinks in layers, with each layer working on a different aspect of whatever it is the network is analyzing (for instance, if a network were learning to identify rocks, one algorithm may try and find the texture of a rock, another different colors on its surface, and so on).

The immediate task has quickly become tricky. When a software program is doing face detection, it’s pretty obvious whether it’s working or not. But asking a computer to make rocks is more complex, says Kronick, because it raises ontological questions. “What is a rock? What matters about a rock?” says Kronick. “Why is that as much of a rock as these are according to this model that we’ve built?”

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When erased data come back to haunt you

When erased data come back to haunt you | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
Everyone knows about cybercrime and how owning networked computers and mobile devices makes you a potential victim of bank fraud, identity theft, extortion, theft of confidential information, etc. …
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The Tyranny of Art History in Contemporary Art

The Tyranny of Art History in Contemporary Art | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
Its terms are so specialized and vague they're only useful to those in the know.
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Béton: The history of a concrete-clad utopia

Béton: The history of a concrete-clad utopia | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
Brutalist architecture not only distinguishes itself through an expressive application of concrete but through a distinct social element; brutalist architecture stands for social housing, municipal…
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Oscillations. Or the grace of unpredictability

Oscillations. Or the grace of unpredictability | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
The two installations are composed of identical elements, connected in a network and exchanging information through electric signals. The collective behavior of the actuators and sensors create unp…
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Book review: The New Curator

Book review: The New Curator | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
With an emphasis on the ‘now’ and the most recent exhibitions, this book examines the variety and richness of curating practices today, from public commissions by Art Angel to experimental projects…
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To Feel the World’s Pain and Its Beauty - Los Angeles Review of Books

To Feel the World’s Pain and Its Beauty - Los Angeles Review of Books | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
Brad Evans talks to Bracha L. Ettinger in the latest installment of his "Histories of Violence" series.
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From animal sensors to Monet as a painter of the anthropocene. 9 things i learnt on the opening day of the HYBRID MATTERs symposium

From animal sensors to Monet as a painter of the anthropocene. 9 things i learnt on the opening day of the HYBRID MATTERs symposium | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
The actors of hybrid ecologies are many. They are genetically engineered plants, cloned trees, animals used as sensors. Or they are robots, software and networks that encroach on the biological and…
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Lee Bul's Labyrinth of Infinity Mirrors: Via Negativa II

Experience Lee Bul's Via Negativa II, a maze of fragmented reflections that ends in a final contemplation chamber lined with brilliantly illuminate
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How to build a metaphor to change people’s minds – Michael Erard | Aeon Essays

How to build a metaphor to change people’s minds – Michael Erard | Aeon Essays | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
The metaphor designer isn’t trying to make something beautiful. She wants to change your view on things. Here’s how
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When the stories add up: the six narrative arcs in fiction – Veronique Greenwood | Aeon Ideas

In recent years, literature has been getting attention from an unusual quarter: mathematics. Alongside statistical physicists analysing the connections between characters in the Icelandic sagas, and computer scientists exploring the life an
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Luc Besson's Valerian Looks Like All Your Scifi Dreams Come True

Luc Besson's Valerian Looks Like All Your Scifi Dreams Come True | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
The first trailer for Luc Besson’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is finally here and it’s got everything you could want in a big science-fiction movie.
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Anthropocene, wars and greed. This must be the World Press Photo contest

In this edition, many of the winning photos document the refugee crisis in Europe, wars (mostly in Syria), violence against women and there’s also a strong thread showing the Anthropocene at its mo…
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Within: Instruments that challenge the way we understand hearing

Within: Instruments that challenge the way we understand hearing | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
Over the past seven years, Atoui has researched the relationships between sound, vibrations, instruments and the body, starting with how the deaf perceive sound. He challenges, expands and revises …
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The Death of the Artist—and the Birth of the Creative Entrepreneur

The Death of the Artist—and the Birth of the Creative Entrepreneur | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
Hard-working artisan, solitary genius, credentialed professional—the image of the artist has changed radically over the centuries. What if the latest model to emerge means the end of art as we have known it?
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An Illustrated Guide to Guy Debord’s ‘The Society of the Spectacle’

An Illustrated Guide to Guy Debord’s ‘The Society of the Spectacle’ | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
Guy Debord’s (1931–1994) best-known work, La société du spectacle (The Society of the Spectacle) (1967), is a polemical and prescient indictment of our image-saturated consumer culture. The book examines the “Spectacle,” Debord’s term for the everyday manifestation of capitalist-driven phenomena; advertising, television, film, and celebrity.
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Forget paint – bacteria can bring art to life (literally)

Forget paint – bacteria can bring art to life (literally) | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
How artists and scientists are working together to challenge our views of microbial life
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The Big Idea: What Is Object-Oriented Ontology? A Quick-and-Dirty Guide to the Philosophical Movement Sweeping the Art World | Artspace

The Big Idea: What Is Object-Oriented Ontology? A Quick-and-Dirty Guide to the Philosophical Movement Sweeping the Art World | Artspace | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
If you're wondering why artists are trying to turn themselves into turtles and filling rooms with flesh-toned liquids, this is the guide for you.
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