|Though artificial intelligence and human creativity are related in a broad sense, there is currently little crossover between the two.
One of my major software projects deals with exploring each and trying to find the connections. The unique process behind all my work is similar. I create paintings with the aid of computers, robots, and machines.
An early beta version of the crowd sourced painting website produced these 6 portraits of President George W. Bush. The work is not complete, but this is the progress after a week of development and painting. Some more 9″x12″ canvases are being painted as we speak. What I find interesting about this work is that one of the portraits made by the crowd source painting website actually resembles his father.
This painting in progress is a commission for a collector of presidential portraits.
While robotic advancements have long been the central focus of my art, things are about to get really interesting. I have been working with fellow artist and programmer Trillane Burlar to make the robot more social.
Our new Beta website, almost a year in development, now allows patrons to take control of the robot and paint alongside it. While we are keeping the url of the Beta site under wraps for now, here is a sneal peak.
Funny how a 3 month break becomes a 6 month break. Anyways, though lots of programming has been accomplished in last couple months, I have not really been able to make any art with my printer since before Christmas. This all changes today! I took day off and hooked everything back up and am ready for some test runs leading into my next Art Project. Working with Trillane Burlar, we have devised a method to let any internet connected users control the printer and make crowd sourced art. This includes laptops, phones, tablets, and even disabled user interfaces like eye trackers. Imagine the crowd sourced art that will be made. Stay tuned…