Artists take on the automated future with HUMANS NEED NOT APPLY at Science Gallery Dublin
In an automated world, will it be time to put humans out to pasture? Are we hurtling together towards a leisure-time utopia or robot-tended human zoos? HUMANS NEED NOT APPLY, the free spring exhibition at Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin, interrogates the supposedly seismic changes that artificial intelligence (AI) is bestowing on society.
Running until the end of May, the exhibition will give visitors the chance to explore the creative possibilities of machine learning—sparking conversations on potential futures that are simultaneously celebratory, beneficial, dystopian and humourous.
By Julia Buntaine
Last week New York had a few more artists and art historians in town. The annual College Art Association conference was held in the midtown Hilton hotel from February 15-18th. Boasting over 100 panel sessions and talks on the state of art past, present, and future, the CAA is "the world's largest professional association for visual artists and art historians" bringing in hundreds of international attendees. With the presence of cross-disciplinary art on the exponential rise, here's a roundup of the science and technology conversations we found.
By Julia Travers
The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is the largest space telescope ever built, scheduled to launch in the fall of 2018. NASA is inviting artists of all genres to use the telescope as a source of inspiration to create new artworks which will be curated into NASA’s social media.
By Joe Ferguson
Outside the San Francisco Symphony Hall there are little girls with hair in ringlets. They wear blue or purple or red velvet skirts over shiny, new shoes. Their brothers, hair parted on the side, wear crested navy blue sport coats over tan pants and brown loafers. They stand beside their parents, who all seem to know each other. The children are well-behaved, but pensively eye a guardrail as if it were a piece of playground equipment. I’m envious of their frustration.
By Aimee Lusty
“Animal Intent” at apexart in Tribeca, New York features a group of interdisciplinary artists using animal culture, communication, and their behavior as a point of departure and a collaborative device in their work. The exhibition, organized by Emily Falvey, includes a range of artistic practices by Annie Dunning, Aganetha Dyck, William Eakin, Nina Katchadourian, Alison Reiko Loader & Christopher Plenzich, and Michael Anthony Simon.