The human imagination in AI-generated art

Last week, a man in the US entered an artwork in a competition and won first prize in the digital art category with a work called “Théâtre D’opéra Spatial.” As reported by Vice: The image is gorgeous. It depicts a strange scene that looks like it could be from a space opera, and it looks like a masterfully done painting. Classical figures in a Baroque hall stare through a circular viewport into a sun-drenched and radiant landscape. It is beautiful,…

FIR 205: Are NFTs nifty or not?

The topic of NFTs – non-fungible tokens, to use its full name (one that confounds many people) – occupies a large part of the conversation in the March episode of For Immediate Release: The Hobson and Holtz Report that Shel and I recorded last weekend. We had a lively discussion, contributed to in part by Chip and Dan chipping in from the chat in our YouTube channel where the discussion was being streamed live, aided greatly by all the analyses,…

Art on the go

If you’re an art lover who owns an iPhone or iPod Touch, you will rejoice today as you can visit the Musée du Louvre in Paris right on your device, wherever you happen to be. The museum just launched an iPhone app that offers a glimpse into the rich works of art and other treasures you find in the museum galleries in Paris. Get to know the Mona Lisa. Explore the works of Tintoretto, Titian and others of the Renaissance…

Yes, blogging can be art

The old saying “I don’t know much about art but I know what I like” is one I apply to myself much of the time. About the only art works I have at home where I know (and can remember) the name of the artist are some really nice prints by Jack Vettriano. Last Thursday, I took part in a panel discussion that I called blog as an art form, which looked at the blog as the new canvas to…

Blog as an art form at DesignIT 2008

I’m speaking at an intriguing event in London on Thursday June 12, something a bit outside the usual social media-focused business events I’ve been speaking at during this year. The event is a debate linked to DesignIT 2008, a competition run by Microsoft TechNet in which people who enter use their expertise in technology to design a system that will improve the IT infrastructure of a charity of each entrant’s choice. The winner will work with a team of Microsoft…

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