One of the most fascinating accounts of new media art to date!
Follow the evolution of this unique new media project from crowd-sourced art to ai-generated art. Pioneering and thought provoking with an astonishing range of works by an international group of new media artists!
The collaborative new media artwork generation/mutation spans more than twenty years of online art. Launched in the early days of the Internet, before Google or Facebook or iPhones, generation/mutation explores the new possibilities of collaborative art production and distribution afforded by the evolution of digital technologies
Based on the idea of crowdsourcing creative work online, years before the expression “crowdsourcing” was coined, generation/mutation received contributions from an international group of new media artists. During its first two years, the project’s online exhibition attracted more than 2.5 million visitors and has remained one of the most iconic collaborative new media artworks online.
Over time, generation/mutation evolved from an online exhibition showing crowd-sourced contributions created by human artists to the inclusion of machine-made contributions found on Google Street View, to completely ai-generated contributions, generated by neural style transfer (NST) algorithms.
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