Study Finds Artists Become Famous through Their Friends, Not the Originality of Their Work
“It’s diabolically hard to sell a cultural product on its merits alone. Look around: Nearly all arts publicity is backstory. About the maker. About a work’s origin. About anything except that which was intended to speak for itself. “
“you either accept your status as ‘evil’ and silence yourself for the supposed good of social stability; or you reject this status and continue to utter your so-called heresy because you believe, sincerely, that it is true. This is your choice, this is your heresy.”
Documentary portraying the British philosopher’s essay on the neglecting of beauty by contemporary arts and life, as well as the urge to restore it according to its essence.
Cameraless Photography with Neural Networks: Mario Klingemann in conversation with Daniel Rourke
Coinciding with his current project on our Media Wall, Mario Klingemann will be in conversation with Daniel Rourke discussing his recent work which employs machine learning to create visual imagery in a process he calls “Neurography”. In recent months, attention has been drawn to the use of adversarial neural networks to produce entirely fictitious photographic images and their potential use and mis-use in a post-truth age. Reflecting on the ways in which machines are being trained at an increasing rate to learn new skills – from creating to interpreting images – Mario will unpack the creative possibilities presented by neural networks.