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.


Tweetables:

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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