AI and AR a match made in heaven
C2 | Wed 23 Jan | 11:35 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
J. Rosenbaum is a contemporary figurative artist working in 3D modeling and exploring the boundaries of technology and art. Their most recent work has been in exploring the nature of Non Binary Transness and their own genders and sexuality. Well known for being a painter of nudes, Rosenbaum has recently undertaken a masters degree and changed focus to more technologically based digital art using physics based rendering, Deep Neural Networks and Unity to develop an Augmented Reality mobile application. Following a car accident that impaired Rosenbaum’s mobility they have turned their mind inwards exploring the nature of humanity, religion and gender through art. The human body has always been a source of fascination in Rosenbaum’s art with a focus on mythical and archaeological stories driving their progress. This fascination has continued with their newest Computer Generated works with a basis in classical art and history. J is an American working from their home in Victoria, Australia with their partner and child and two cats.
I will discuss my journey to bridge the digital world and the physical world with my Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence based artworks and demonstrate artworks made by other artists working in AR and AI while discussing the technologies involved and the impact they will have on development, art and the way we view the world. From computer vision to style transfers, Generative Adversarial Networks and Image Classifiers and Augmented Reality platforms, I will explore the highs, the lows, the creepy and the exciting moments that come from working as an artist collaborating with a computer. ⚠️ Content warning: This talk contains images of artistic nudity Linux Australia: http://mirror.linux.org.au/pub/linux.conf.au/2019/c2/Wednesday/AI_and_AR_a_match_made_in_heaven.webm YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50lK9dZ4vas