Are you ready to compete with A.I?
Now, the future of traveling to Mars is no surprise. Auto pilot driving cars are running on the roads with your manual vehicle, and individuals can even travel to space. Artificial intelligence-based computer technology has advanced dramatically and is now threatening human lives and job positions.
Artificial intelligence is intelligence demonstrated by machines, as opposed to natural intelligence displayed by humans. Ai-Da is a humanoid robot credited with being the world's first ultra-realistic robot artist. Completed in 2019, Ai-Da is an artificial intelligence robot that makes drawings, painting, and sculptures. She is named after Ada Lovelace.
Aida, an artificial intelligence artist, looks like a mid-level painter. Aida made her debut as a painter in the UK in 2019. Aida's eyes observe objects with a camera, built-in computer software envisions the work, and the robot's hands are bionically designed to hold a brush and draw a picture. It is characterized by being able to draw people or objects as they appear. The process calculates the path according to the algorithm and then interprets the coordinates to create the work. Only Aida knows what kind of picture she is drawing. . Additionally, Aida can not only draw what it looks like, but also answer simple questions from customers.
Aida's first exhibition under the theme of 'Unsecured Future' earned more than $1 million (about KRW 1.1 billion) in auction revenue last year, and after a successful conclusion, the second exhibition was held at the Design Museum in London, England, in May of this year. opened.
In the field of art and all fields, we will have to find a way to survive the competition with artificial intelligence. Above all, even in art, where intuition and creativity are the basics, it is surprising that artificial intelligence has learned its methods and algorithms and continues to develop. Then, how can we distinguish between a painting drawn by an artist and a painting drawn by artificial intelligence? When painter's implement a picture through digital art or photography, what will create the boundary between artworks and a simple copied image? It shows that it is time for painters to look back on their own with what art is.
As a painter, when I research about the artificial intelligence, I first see their works. And afterwards, I response immediately "Wow! It's well-drawn. I have a feeling that Ai drew similarly like a human". However, I realized at the same time that it is useless evaluate with only compliments.
If there is no emotion conveyed through the picture, it is not real artworks. Suppose you do not feel any feelings such as loneliness, joy, happiness, sadness, or depression through a painting. In that case, it will be treated as if it were drawn by a machine, no matter how much a human drawing is. Above all, you have set a more dangerous path if you have copied someone's technique and style without your personality. A painting should reveal the artist's personality and unique attributes, just like a digitally drawn or manual sign. So it may be that I am insisting on my own technique and my own feeling. If the artist's personality, the weight of life, and the emotions he wants to convey are not revealed through the work, the boundaries between what is an artificial work and what is a human work will be blurred. In the future, artificial intelligence will continue to develop further. Perhaps someday, it will surpass human skill and art style. When faced with such a reality, I wish I could say that what humans draw is more comforting.
For this reason, I am very happy when the exhibition is over, and the curators and visitors say, "Anna, your paintings are very different!". "It's different," that is, it's not that You're not good at drawing or good at drawing, but that's what you drew exactly. I love that word. That's the best compliment.
I wish my drawing were like my autograph or signature. I hope that works like my alter ego can convey the feeling I want to share. That is the ultimate direction in which I work.
No matter how advanced artificial intelligence is, it will not keep up with the personality that is recorded moment by moment in life. Just like the crows from "borrows plum" in Aesop's fables can be packed and fancy, but they do not have the black properties of a crow when painters realize their actual unique properties, they will be able to find a key that can surpass artificial intelligence.
Boxable, future housing type.
What if a billionaire lives in a $50,000 container box house? It's happening in the real world. Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who has moved from California to Texas, has revealed that he lives in a $50,000 home. Musk's Texas home is near the Boca Chica launch site of SpaceX, a space exploration company he founded. Teslarati, an electric vehicle media outlet, quotes a source saying that Musk's Texas home is a prefab rental house of Boxable's 'Casita' model. This model is a 34 m² house with a kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom.
The mobile home he bought and lived in was made by a company called Boxable. Boxsable, headquartered in Las Vegas, USA, delivers a 375 square foot about Casita to a customer's desired location for $49,500 and can be installed immediately after delivery. It is easy to assemble and can be stacked in two layers, and the kitchen, bathroom, electricity, plumbing, etc., can be installed in the factory. Once you arrive where the Casita is to be installed, the work will be completed within a few hours.
In Box Sable's official video, the difference with new technology was clearly shown while reproducing the appearance of a mobile house delivered by conventional methods.
It seems that the moment has come when everyone must run without stopping. With the repeated emergence of new technologies, all the past may have to be kept in museums.
In this rapidly changing era, creative thinking has become an essential element, not a success element. Rather than adapting to new technology, it is now necessary to create that new technology, a new idea.
Art in Christmas card
We always get busy around this time. As the Christmas season begins soon, we prepare gifts and cards.
Christmas card is a greeting of love and friendship.
It is said that around 1782, when the author Charles Dickens published [A Christmas Carol], students in British boarding schools drew pictures on Christmas cards and sent them to their parents and friends at home. This is the beginning of the officially known Christmas card.
These Christmas cards were first commercialized in England in 1843.
At that time, Sir Henry Cole of the Royal Society of England had his friend, designer John C. Horsley, draw a Christmas card and printed it.
As cards, which used to be made by hand, were produced on a large scale, Christmas cards became a global custom with the wings of postal development.
It has been commercialized in this way, and now, if people like it, they can buy a variety of cards through the Internet or a store and send them to their friends and family.
But I have a painter that comes to mind when I think of Christmas cards. He was an American painter, Thomas Kinkade, who is called the painter of light. Because his paintings, which are bright and warm like a fairy tale, make you feel nostalgic for Christmas, but above all, it is because of his anecdotes about Christmas cards.
Kinkade visited his mother's (Maryann Kinkade) home in his hometown of Placerville around Christmas 1977. He tries to help by selling his painting after hearing from her mother that she will soon sell her house because of the mortgage payment. However, his paintings do not sell quickly. One day he visits the home of his master, who taught him how to draw. He finds and is moved thereby his master, who is ill and working hard until late at night. The teacher advises the desperate disciple to paint for the people he loves and those who love his paintings. Encouraged by his teacher's words, he draws Christmas cards distributes them to his neighbors. After then the miracle of Christmas comes. His paintings and passion are spread through neighbors and people who are moved by his paintings. Those who previously criticized and turned away from his paintings are now enthusiastic about his paintings. He earned more than 100 million dollars (about 110 billion won) every year and was renowned as the world's best-selling painter. His teacher's advice and his love for his mother became the most loved painting in the world. The most distinctive feature of his paintings is that each house is lit with a warm yellow light. The artist's warm consolation towards the cold world seems to be felt. The warm yellow light conveyed to us who are weary of the world gives us a sense of energy when we are tired and suffering from life.
This year, thanks to such warm comfort, I made a Christmas card image.
Like the painter Kinkade, who wanted to give a bright light to a dark heart, I want to convey a warm heart during the Christmas season. Hope you all have a happy season. I hope that even at this time, there will be a lot of comfort and hope for those who have to just watch this warm light outside in the cold.
Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable. by Banksy
The below Stone Age stones were on display at the British Museum in 2005.
At first glance, You don't know in details but look at the shape of the picture. A caveman is pushing a shopping cart. These nonsensical Stone Age fake artifacts were seen under the monitors for several hours. But no one believed and catched that this was not a Stone Age stone. Probably either they wasn't interested, or they just overlooked it even though it looks like a comic cartoon.
Banksy, a world-renowned graffiti artist, did this performance. In addition to the British Museum, he put his fake stones at the Natural History Museum in New York and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It was a mockery of art lovers interested in art but could not escape from the bluff and capitalist thinking.
Vincent van Gogh also had a story about working as a salesman at a painting store and arguing with a customer looking for paintings for decoration purposes only.
As an artist, I acknowledge a gap between the person who makes the work and the artlover who buys it. Seeing the wine bar more crowded than the exhibition hall makes me feel lonely. Others seem to want the artist's art diploma, or award to be affixed behind the picture frame. It would be better for them to hang a diploma or award certification in front of the painting. Some people emphasize and brag about the image of a famous person. The trophy of the picture is better than the picture itself. Some say it is more valuable because it was drawn by a professor who graduated from a top-notch university. If there is a premise that one can draw only after attending a top-notch university, he would be right.
If you listen to these stories daily, you will understand why Banksy is doing such as performances.
Contemplating between art and business blurs the line between fraud and speculation. And if you work with sincerity in art, you will be criticized for being outdated. However, if you only paint commercially, the development of the artist's world of work disappears. There are so many dilemmas and paradoxes.
But the sincerity of art makes it act like Banksy, even if it seems a bit odd. As a naive artist, Henri Rousseau was tough to get exhibition opportunities in Paris at the time. At that time, the painter groups with authority placed more importance on the academic route, and the cartel, which recognized only their own group, rejected and ridiculed his demanding work. But he so wanted to hang his paintings in the exhibition hall. So it is a very famous anecdote that the curator hung his own painting secretly between the paintings of other painters while he was asleep. As Banksy said, Henri Rousseau made them uncomfortable, who had never felt uncomfortable in their league.
It is good news as an artist if your artistic actions and works are criticized by those who have comfortably owned and enjoyed art, or if someone doesn't like your work and career.
I am looking for the answer in the dream of Henri Rousseau's last work, the power that makes existing conventions and inertia embarrassing and uncomfortable. He painted from his own point of view thoroughly. Despite the criticism and ridicule around him, he never gave up on his dream of painting. His passion for expressing his dreams through painting eventually makes us realize that the sincerity of art exists. This authenticity teaches many lessons to us who stand precariously on the border between art and business.
Thanksgiving Day is a Protestant celebration of Thanksgiving to God for the harvest and harvest of the year and is the biggest holiday in the United States. Along with Easter and Christmas, it is one of the three major Protestant holidays observed in Protestant circles worldwide. The most well-known Thanksgiving in the United States is the fourth Thursday in November, and government offices and schools are closed from Thursday to the weekend.
On this day, families gather and eat together with Turkey foods such as corn, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, yeast bread, ham, and apple pie that the early settlers ate.
In my case, I moved to the US in August, and just a few months later, I had my first Thanksgiving. As an early immigrant family, I had no relatives and no friends to invite, so I had no idea how to cook a gigantic-looking turkey. Frozen turkey takes at least two days to thaw, and just spreading butterballs on one turkey takes quite a bit of time. In short, it was a dish that requires a lot of patience. Foreigners unfamiliar with turkey dishes may substitute duck or chicken instead. We also had fried chicken at first. But recently, I was able to eat a decent turkey dish. I feel as if I am becoming more and more assimilated into life here.
Chuseok, Korea is in September. And the food they eat is different. There are so many different cultures and points to enjoy. As if you were surprised by the size of Turkey when you first saw it, everything feels unfamiliar and challenging. But over time, I got to know and understand the American way of life. On this day, all scattered family members gather at their hometown, eat turkey, laugh and chatter, and spend time with their families.
There is a picture that depicts this atmosphere well. American artist Norman Rockwell captured the atmosphere of this typical Thanksgiving table in 1942 on canvas.
The large turkey delivered by the grandmother in the picture was hard-boiled in the oven for two days while continuously applying the sauce. In fact, as in the picture, it isn't easy to lift lightly with both hands. But the grandmother in the picture is very elegantly holding a turkey. The children and grandchildren are sitting at the table laughing and chatting.
A holiday is literally a feast. Even though the table was painted, the pleasant atmosphere seems to be transmitted through the canvas.
However, there is an artist who has captured this pleasant atmosphere from a different angle. African-American painter Henry Ossawa Tanner showed us through his painting " The thankful poor, 1894", an African American Thanksgiving table. I feel the loneliness as a migrant. It's the same feeling we felt when we first came to America. But the warm neighbors around me helped my family not to be lonely. I hope that the father and son in this picture have also met such a neighbor.
I want to draw a picture of a holiday that exists in various forms around the world. I also have a desire to draw Korean Chuseok. I want to try another job. Have a happy Thanksgiving, everyone.
Myungja Anna Koh