Refik Anadol's data-driven art puts creativity at the intersection of humans and machines, expanding the possibilities of architecture, AI and human imagination.

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Using data as his primary material, Refik Anadol creates AI data paintings and sculptures, live audio/visual performances and immersive installations that encourage us to rethink our engagement with the physical world and the potential of machines in assisting artists during their creative journeys.

Anadol has exhibited widely around the world, recently with a generative AI piece installed in the foyer of MoMA in New York City, which used artificial intelligence to interpret and transform more than 200 years of modern art at the museum. For the neuroscience-based AI opera Song of the Ambassadors, his Al-generated imagery was infused with real-time brainwave data from performers and audience members, creating a hypnotic feedback loop.

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Live from TED2023

New levels of AI creativity … and some hard questions: Notes on Session 10 of TED2023

April 21, 2023

The uses of AI are seemingly limitless, a fact perhaps most easily apparent in the world of art. While some artists fear their skills could be replaced by computer-generated creations, others have embraced machine learning collaborations, spawning mind-boggling works of the imagination. In Session 10 of TED2023, five speakers explore the creative possibilities opened up […]

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Live from TED2020

A smarter future: Notes from Session 7 of TED2020

July 3, 2020

For the penultimate session of TED2020, an exploration of amazing forces shaping the future — from cancer-fighting venom to spacecraft powered by lasers and much more. Below, a recap of the night’s talks and performances. Amanda Gorman, poet Big idea: We all have the power to end the devastation of climate change. Let’s get to […]

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