I decided to use this blog to share and keep track of some of the art-related articles I’ve been clicking on, reading, or planning to read soon. Some of them I find open in tabs because B. has been reading them. Others come from great Facebook groups like Printmaking Professors Network and Printmakers Open Forum.
- SkyKnit: How an AI Took Over an Adult Knitting Community, The Atlantic, “Ribald knitters teamed up with a neural-network creator to generate new types of tentacled, cozy shapes.” by Alexis C. Madrigal. Mar 6, 2018.
- A People’s Guide to AI, Allied Media Projects, Downloadable Zine. “Systems that use artificial intelligence are quietly becoming present in more and more parts of our lives. But what does this technology really mean for people, both right now and in the future? https://www.alliedmedia.org/peoples-ai?fbclid=IwAR08f3uux3vWxVBDxDomwB3zjldp2YM2EU2PQvEc5_99DzmL0q9IIlAu7mg
“Written in 2018 by Mimi Onuoha and Mother Cyborg (Diana Nucera), A People’s Guide to AI is a comprehensive beginner’s guide to understanding AI and other data-driven tech. The guide uses a popular education approach to explore and explain AI-based technologies so that everyone—from youth to seniors, and from non-techies to experts—has the chance to think critically about the kinds of futures automated technologies can bring.
“The mission of A People’s Guide to AI is to open up conversation around AI by demystifying, situating, and shifting the narrative about what types of use cases AI can have for everyday people.”
- Overlooked No More: Ana Mendieta, a Cuban Artist Who Pushed Boundaries, New York Times, by Monica Castillo, Sept. 19, 2018. “Mendieta’s art, sometimes violent, often unapologetically feminist and usually raw, left an indelible mark before her life was cut short.” https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/19/obituaries/ana-mendieta-overlooked.html?fbclid=IwAR1BCbb45lpg9a28lr0OhpoGRTqUTzd-dSeobp8J7M5qYb5_b8dLA_v6t5s.
This article is part of a series with this goal: “Since 1851, obituaries in The New York Times have been dominated by white men. With Overlooked, we’re adding the stories of remarkable people whose deaths went unreported in The Times.”