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Posted on Thu 26 May 2016


AI, Cleverbot and painting.

We have been researching how artificial intelligence might help us make an artwork and we have come across the work of Dr Peter Hall and Bath University. http://www.cs.bath.ac.uk/~pmh/start/home.html He has created programs…

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Rosie Cooke

Rosie Cooke

Rosie was the Pervasive Media Studio Assistant between 2015-2017.

Project

Studio Residencies 2012: Juneau Projects

Artists Ben Sadler and Phil Duckworth of Juneau Projects were resident at the Pervasive Media Studio, investigating the artistic possibilities of collaborating with ‘thinking’ machines.

We have been researching how artificial intelligence might help us make an artwork and we have come across the work of Dr Peter Hall and Bath University. http://www.cs.bath.ac.uk/~pmh/start/home.html He has created programs which replicate a naive approach to painting and drawing, which is an area that interests us.

Having worked with young people to make artworks on several occasions, we are always impressed by the way they paint and draw. We are interested in using a process such as working with a 'painting' computer program to help us 'unlearn' the style and techniques that we have developed through art education. We are meeting with Dr hall soon to discuss ideas with him.

We have also been endeavoring to persuade the online chatbot Cleverbot to suggest an artwork to us. 'You'll Never Believe Anything Again' …

User: OK. I am an artist. I want to make a painting. I would like you to help me with it if you are ok with that?

Cleverbot: Alright, I suggest zombies.

User: Great, I'll do a painting of zombies.

User: What colour should the zombies be?

Cleverbot: Gold.

User: What else should be in the painting?

Cleverbot: Robot clothes.

User: What should the title of the painting be?

Cleverbot: You'll never believe anything again.

User: So shall I call the painting 'You'll never believe anything again'?

Cleverbot: Yes, I will pray for you.


Project blog by Rosie Cooke

Posted on Thu 26 May 2016

Throughout November our project has really developed. Through conversations with Pervasive Media Studio associates and staff we have realised that our concerns lie more with emergent behaviours (thanks Tarim!) in technology…

Project blog by Rosie Cooke

Posted on Thu 26 May 2016

As an initial introduction into using rules and algorithms to make creative decisions, we have been looking at Cellular Automatons - a grid of 'cells' where the state of a cell (on or off) affects the states of the…