Art

  • Microsoft’s new drawing bot is an AI artist

    Microsoft’s new drawing bot is an AI artist

    Microsoft today is unveiling new artificial intelligence technology that’s something of an artist – a “drawing bot.” The bot is capable of creating images from text descriptions of an object, but it also adds details to those images that weren’t included the text, indicating that the AI has a little imagination of its own, says Microsoft. “If you go to Bing… Read More

  • Why the YouTube of AR won’t be YouTube Crunch Network

    Why the YouTube of AR won’t be YouTube

    A couple of years ago when I was working at Samsung, around the time the GearVR was being launched, there were lots of ideas flying around regarding the services to offer alongside the device. Many (most) of these ideas were related to hosting 360 Video content, and our boss David Eun (ex-YouTube) often reminded everyone that YouTube will be the YouTube of VR. He meant that the content on… Read More

  • Hands-on with Snapchat’s mediocre, crashy AR art

    Hands-on with Snapchat’s mediocre, crashy AR art

    After trekking out to the middle of Central Park to see Snapchat’s newest AR feature, I can solidly say that the best part of the experience was getting to spend some time outside during a beautiful fall day. Yeah, it was that lame. Read More

  • Snapchat to launch augmented reality art platform tomorrow

    Snapchat to launch augmented reality art platform tomorrow

    Snapchat plans to launch a new augmented reality art platform featuring pop artist Jeff Koons and others. It will allow art to be pinned to specific locations in augmented reality so users can see it when they hold up their phones in the right spot. Snapchat will solicit sign-ups from artists who want their art added to the platform. Read More

  • Y Combinator-backed VIDA turns artwork into fashion, accessories and more

    Y Combinator-backed VIDA turns artwork into fashion, accessories and more

    VIDA, an e-commerce startup that allows artists to upload their designs to be printed on real-world materials – like fabric, leather, metal and more – which are then sold as unique products, has grown its community of artists to over 100,000 members since its launch a few years ago. The company is now participating in startup accelerator Y Combinator, following its recent… Read More

  • Online art marketplace Artsy raises $50M at $275M valuation to double down on auctions

    Online art marketplace Artsy raises $50M at $275M valuation to double down on auctions

    The market for buying, selling and learning about visual art online is getting a significant boost today. Artsy, the New York startup that has positioned itself as the go-to place for all things arty — a platform for people to learn about visual art online as well as explore opportunities to buy and sell work — has raised $50 million in funding. The company is not disclosing… Read More

  • You can text SFMOMA and it will respond with art on demand

    You can text SFMOMA and it will respond with art on demand

    Here’s a cool trick for art fans. You can text San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art at 572-51 and it will respond with a piece of art from its collection. Send Me SFMOMA lets you send a keyword and get back a piece of art that matches that word. You can send colors, subjects, moods and even emojis. The service is powered by SFMOMA’s Collection API, which has data on all of… Read More

  • These undergrads built a Generative Adversarial Net that creates art

    These undergrads built a Generative Adversarial Net that creates art

    I can’t tell you for sure if we’ve reached peak GAN, but there are far more people messing around with them than a year ago. Two undergrads at Williams College taught themselves introductory machine learning and read a lot of papers on the now almost mainstream Generative Adversarial Network before embarking on a project with a professor to build one that could generate art. Read More

  • Google rolls out enhanced art search results, including digital museum guides on Street View

    Google rolls out enhanced art search results, including digital museum guides on Street View

    Searching for art and artists on Google has just been improved. Today, Google announced it’s integrating the work done by the Google Arts & Culture team into its Google search results and Maps, allowing web users to better experience the art they seek. This includes, in some cases, being able to view high-resolution imagery of the artwork in question, see it hanging on the wall in… Read More

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