Merging Art and Technology: MORF Gallery CEO Scott Birnbaum Talks Digital Paintings, NFTs and More
Browse MORF Gallery – virtually or at an in-person exhibit – and you’ll find robots painting, digital dreamscape experiences, and fine art brought to life by visual effects.
The gallery showcases cutting-edge, one-of-a-kind artworks from award-winning artists who merge their creative skills with AI, machine learning, robotics, and neuroscience.
Scott Birnbaum, CEO and co-founder of Silicon Valley startup MORF Gallery, spoke with NVIDIA AI Podcast host Noah Kravitz on digital art, non-fungible tokens, and ArtStick, a plug-in device that turns any TV into a high-end digital art gallery.
Key points from this episode:
The artists featured by MORF Gallery create works of art using state-of-the-art technology. For example, robots help with mundane tasks like painting backgrounds. Visual effects add movement to still paintings. And machine learning can help create NeoMasters – paintings based on original works once lost but resurrected or recreated with the help of AI.
The digital art space offers new and expanding opportunities for artists, technologists, collectors and investors. For one thing, non-fungible tokens, says Birnbaum, have been getting a lot of attention lately. It provides an overview of NFTs and how they authenticate original digital artworks.
Brushes, cameras, computers, and artificial intelligence are all technologies that “drive the art world forward…as extensions of human creativity.” -Scott Birnbaum [8:27]
“Technology allows creative artists to really push the limits of what their imagination can allow.” -Scott Birnbaum [13:33]
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