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From a 6.4” screen to nine-storeys high: how the Galaxy Note9 scales creativity to epic proportions

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From a 6.4” screen to nine-storeys high: how the Galaxy Note9 scales creativity to epic proportions

A nine-storey high design spectacle took over Auckland’s CBD last week to mark the launch of Samsung’s new Galaxy Note9, as two Kiwi artists battled it out in a drawing competition on the phone. The artist who came out triumphant, 27-year-old Callum Rooney, has a chat about getting creative on the new device – and what it was like to have his winning piece projected on the side of a building.

Semi-Permanent

Technology is infiltrating the creative sector in a big way. How will it change the processes of artwork, and how can creativity be taught to machines? It’s these questions AKQA and Google set out to answer with the creation of Somesthetic Transfer, an AI machine that takes the texture of pre-existing artwork, digitises it and applies it to another artistic project in a way a human wouldn’t have visualised it. AKQA executive R&D director Tim Devine has a chat about what this means for the future of art.