The lead author’s experience with AICAN and other art and artificial intelligence projects at Rutgers University has inspired the thought that the art world finds itself in a period of discovery and experimentation similar to that leading up to the original Renaissance. As artists navigate this new territory, there is hence much “flailing about”, but it can nonetheless be argued that there will soon enough emerge one or more techno/new media art schools of evident confidence and inspiration. The authors conclude by venturing an informed opinion as to a preferred course for future creative engagement with the emerging machine intelligence.
About Marian Mazzone & Glenn W. Smith
Marian Mazzone is an associate professor in the Art & Architectural History Department at the College of Charleston, teaching courses on modern, contemporary and new media art. She is an affiliate of the Art & Artificial Intelligence Lab at Rutgers University and one of the co-founders of the Computing in the Arts major at the College of Charleston. G. W. Smith is an English Lit major turned software engineer turned kinetic sculptor; the creator of the BLAST (blocked asynchronous transmission) data communications protocol; the founder of Space Machines Corporation, a kinetic sculpture and motion display consultancy; the holder of two patents in the field of electro-mechanical display systems; and a contributor to journals such as Leonardo and Arts.