Art-ificial: The virtual virtuosos redefining creativity

日期:2019-03-01 09:05:09 作者:宗正谒屹 阅读:

By Catherine de Lange IN A loft overlooking the rooftops of one of the buzzing artistic neighbourhoods of Paris, France, Simon Colton is carefully unfurling one giant painting after another. I have waited some time to see these, and am unsure what to expect. To dislike them would be a disappointment, but easy. If I think these paintings are any good, however, then I might have to reconsider my own creative talents. In fact, they might even challenge my understanding of what it means to be human. The thing is, these paintings are not the work of an ordinary artist. Nor of Colton, who is a computer scientist based at Imperial College London. Instead, they have been created by a piece of software that can seek artistic inspiration and, arguably, has a rudimentary imagination. Called the Painting Fool, it may have been designed by Colton, but its artwork is its own. Gallery: “Painting Fool’s portfolio reveals artificial artist“ It sounds unlikely that any computer, unguided by the human hand and eye, could create artwork with any feeling or resonance. How could it be creative without having experienced the world? Now, as I take a first glimpse at the paintings, will I be forced to reconsider? Could software, which has no shared experience with my own, create a painting that touches me? The Painting Fool is one of a growing number of computers which, so their makers claim, possess creative talents. Classical music by an artificial composer has had audiences enraptured,