Music without a person: Virtuoso without having to practice?

The Abolition of Creativity: An Essay on Artificial and Artistic Intelligence (4/5)

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By Thomas Köplin and Dirk Dobiéy

The fourth part of our five-part series. Read the first part here, the second part here, and the third part here.

Part 4: Automation, Routine, and Play

Machines reduce our workload thanks to automation. They take on dangerous tasks, tasks that require precision, or tasks that bore us. The increasing efficiency or (if you will) intelligence of the systems makes it possible also to automate knowledge-intensive or complicated activities.

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Dai Chenlian

“Art gave me a Reason to Live”- Interview with Artist Dai Chenlian

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After a one and a half hour drive by car from Beijing’s city centre to the south the many skyscrapers and blocks begin to clear. The end of the city isn’t reached, but instead another micro cosmos which is not part of the everyday life in the Chinese capital: Abandoned, decayed buildings and curious looks mark the way to the artist Dai Chenlian. His studio lays in this remote part of the city where proper administration by the government doesn’t exist anymore.

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Zhang Wei

“Artists need to Express Themselves” – Interview with Photographer Zhang Wei

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In one of the most popular art districts in the East of Beijing, photographer Zhang Wei invites me into his stylish studio in a dark backyard. The neighborhood seems central and lively, even though we are at least two hours from the city centre. Zhang Wei has the view of someone who has seen quite a lot of things in life. He speaks quietly and thoughtfully.

On his walls hang world famous people depicted in perfect photographs.

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Künstler ins Management? Künstlerische Strategien als Beitrag zum Unternehmenserfolg

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Age of Artists nimmt an der Podiumsdiskussion von add art am 19.11.2016 in Hamburg teil. „add art – Hamburgs Wirtschaft öffnet Türen für Kunst“ hat sich zum Ziel gesetzt, unternehmerische Kunstförderung in Hamburg erlebbar zu machen. Die Kunst in Unternehmensräumen ist dafür der Fixpunkt. Davon ausgehend lässt sich erkennen und hinterfragen, welchen Stellenwert Kunst für Unternehmen hat, welche Sammlungs- und Förderkonzepte hinter einem Kunstengagement stehen, sowie welche Formen des Zusammenwirkens zwischen Unternehmen und Künstlern bestehen.

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Frédéric Glorieux Rue du Paradis

Art in Leadership, Politics and Startups

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What has inspired Age of Artists in the last month? Exciting, entertaining and controversial findings from the world wide web. Things that attracted our attention in March:

Charles Eisenstein, Author and Speaker received an email from a student at an elite law school about Rhinos. On his blog he quotes it in full, because in his opinion, it cuts so deep to core issues so many change agents face. He writes: “When we know what it is like to be them, we will be far more capable of disrupting the narratives that scaffold our world-destroying machine.

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Naturally gifted and continuously formed

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What has inspired Age of Artists in the last month? Exciting, entertaining and controversial findings from the world wide web. Things that attracted our attention in February:

Dustin Timbrook, artist and creative director at Red Brick Strategies spoke at the TEDxHuntsville Conference about creativity. Watch the video to hear his thoughts about why or why not our world would be better off without artists.

At the Insight in Person podcast from January, the editors from Kellogg Inside ask: Why are business leaders turning to the arts — from storytelling to jazz ensemble, Argentine tango to tap — for insights into how to do their own jobs better?  

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Sebastiano Lazzari. Trompe l'oeil still life

Insights and Perspectives

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What has inspired Age of Artists in the last month? Exciting, entertaining and controversial findings from the world wide web. Things that attracted our attention in January:

A great example of an effort to bring artists and engineers together to exchange and to jointly develop ideas this month comes from Bosch. The global Player is connecting technology and creativity at the new research campus in Renningen. Watch them explain the new office concept, how it encourages innovative ideas and supports cooperation:

Cheryl Conner, entrepreneur and communications expert from Salt Lake City, says that more than ever, authentic communication is vital to business.

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Anonymous. Artists and calligraphers at work.

To look beyond one’s own nose

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What has inspired Age of Artists in the last month? Exciting, entertaining and controversial findings from the world wide web. Things that attracted our attention in December:

What makes some scientist more creative than others? Various studies have examined this question. In 1878 the first Winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry J.H. van´t Hoff proposed that scientific imagination correlates with creative activity outside of science. And several other laureates concur with van´t Hoffs approach.

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Gustave Courbet L'atelier du peintre

Where the idea is born and why

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What has inspired Age of Artists in the last month? Exciting, entertaining and controversial findings from the world wide web about art, artistic thinking and ideas. Things that attracted our attention in november:

The AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE (AAAS) recently published an article about researchers that explored the nature and nurture behind creative geniuses. The author Andrea Korte anticipates that geniuses may be born with certain advantages for thinking “outside the box,” but the right environment also can encourage revolutionary thinking.

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