By Alixandra Rutnik on May 31, 2023
Three ADC 101+1 artists share their experience experimenting with AI
I asked ChatGPT to generate a meal plan for the month, including options for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks, and it delivered everything except the groceries.
AI has been colliding with just about everything and everyone, and at The One Club for Creativity, we had to get in on the robot fun (or fury). We launched ADC 101 + 1, which is an online art gallery created by Pereira O’Dell and developed by lili Studios that highlights the intersection of art/design and AI. We asked 101 designers to use AI as a tool to make a piece of art that would live in the ADC 101 + 1 virtual reality with the “+1” serving as the AI image generator.
What is your attitude toward making art with AI?
Fa-Hsiang Hu: In terms of future creation, I think AI can indeed bring us more assistance. I love expanding my creative possibilities with AI tools.
Yusuke Wakata: What I liked about making art with AI was that just one word could generate a series of unimaginable new ideas. On the contrary, what I disliked was that it eliminated the discovery and joy that came from the process of creating visuals. Having studied design and art with my hands at art school, I felt somewhat sad about the simplification of the process.
"What I liked about making art with AI was that just one word could generate a series of unimaginable new ideas."
Jenni Pasanen: My tool of choice along with digital painting is AI, so I loved it all. It’s a extension of my creativity and craft.
How do you feel about AI now and going forward?
Fa-Hsiang Hu: We should maintain a cautious and optimistic attitude toward the future of AI.
"We should maintain a cautious and optimistic attitude toward the future of AI."
Yusuke Wakata: I am fascinated by the visuals AI produces by accident, as opposed to human instructions. Throughout history, we have made new discoveries and inventions through mistakes– true creativity exists in such imperfections for both human and AI creations. As AI develops to perfectly fulfill human instructions in the future, I would like to keep an eye on the attractiveness of AI's imperfections.
Jenni Pasanen: Same as I have thought about it since the beginning– always in awe what it is able to do!
What fascinates you about incorporating AI into our industry culture?
Fa-Hsiang Hu: Unexpected output of visual generation and improvement of working time.
Yusuke Wakata: I think AI will dilute the value of similar and ordinary things. As a result, I believe only ideas that are more original than ever before will have an impact on the world. So, I look forward to seeing that.
Jenni Pasanen: It’s a tool that enables things you weren’t able to do before or thought about on your own.
"It’s a tool that enables things you weren’t able to do before or thought about on your own."
What did you learn from participating in the ADC 101 + 1 online art exhibit?
Fa-Hsiang Hu: Let us take this new technology seriously and quickly, and immediately invest in more creations. The AI era that makes people all over the world pay more attention to this new technology and creation has arrived.
"Let us take this new technology seriously and quickly, and immediately invest in more creations."
Yusuke Wakata: Through the works of creators from around the world, I learned about the various sensitivities each individual has toward AI.
Jenni Pasanen: AI has already been a part of my craft for over two years, so it was quite the same as always.
Will AI make us better or worse?
Fa-Hsiang Hu: Whether AI artificial intelligence is good or bad to the world depends entirely on how we make use of it and use it for good. After all, humans are the true creators.
Yusuke Wakata: I think AI will make us realize again the importance of human sensibilities and emotions. And I believe that if we can recognize them correctly, human society will be better off.
"I think AI will make us realize again the importance of human sensibilities and emotions."
Jenni Pasanen: As any huge tool it enables so many more possibilities, but comes with threats at the same time. In the end it will make us better, becasue it will bring so much good across different fields, especially the health sector and scientific research.
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