How Artificial Intelligence can be a Co-creator in Art
The novel exhibit “Art with Watson: Hidden Portraits” explores how technology can serve as a collaborator, or co-creator with humans. With the help of IBM Watson technology, Watson used data to illuminate undiscovered insights of seven prominent individuals including Charles Darwin and Eleanor Roosevelt. In turn, the artists interpreted and transformed these findings into artwork, otherwise not possible without Watson’s discoveries.
Harsh Realities of Climate Change as Seen in an Immersive Exhibition
At Shanghai’s Himalayas Museum, a conceptual perspective on human-caused environmental damage is hoping to throw people into action. The "Shangahi Exhibition" will run until July 30th presenting works such as Ken Liu's reimagined version of Shanghai, a hundred years from now: completely submerged, where tourists view the remains of the Pudong towers on a hovercraft ferry tour.
Art is everywhere, if you look for it. Adding ink to everyday urban surfaces including manhole covers, grates, and street tiles, Berlin-based art collective raubdruckerin creates urban designs on t-shirts and bags. This experimental printmaking project is considered reverse street art as a part of the city is being told in a different context, on a shirt or bag of a moving person.
Bonus points: The collective remains sustainable throughout the process by choosing organic cotton and eco-friendly ink!
Museum of Failure: Exploring Global Innovation and Design Failures
Tired of hearing and reading about success stories all the time? A new museum in Sweden shifts the spotlight from success to failure, archiving design and innovation failures spanning from 17th century to present day. With set-out criteria as to what constitues a "failed innovation", the museum covers everything from historical artefacts, like the Vossa military ship, to technological failures, such as the Segway. Beyond artefact preservation, the museum's main goal is to destigmatize "failure", accepting that failure is an integral stepping stone to innovation.
Generally, a museum's collection is its most valuable asset, driving the narrative of the visitor experience. However, what happens when the existing collection does not support the intended story, or if there is a shortage of objects to display? Faced with this reality, Andrea Jones, a museum consultant, explores how the Atlanta History Center designed its Civil Rights Era educational tours with limited objects. Jones continues to reference other museum experiences that communicate authenticity without being limited by its collections.