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Is this the future of creativity? AKQA and Google team up to create machine learning art

Semi-Permanent

Is this the future of creativity? AKQA and Google team up to create machine learning art

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.

Semi-Permanent

Over two days from 12 August, Semi-Permanent will descend on New Zealand for the 14th consecutive year, bringing together a curated series of panels, discussions, networking, and parties for the creative industries. We spoke to Simon Velvin about the Semi-Permanent events and the effect that creative sectors have had on the wider business community. PLUS: win a double pass!

Design

It’s easy to be jaded when it comes to branding. After all, what’s so noble about hawking consumer items at punters? Usually not much.

Design Thinking

What makes for good design? Exploring all things design, Semi-Permanent is an annual event held across Australia featuring some of the world’s best designers, and it’s coming to our shores in July. Here is Idealog’s interview with event guest speaker Hege Aaby of digital agency Sennep.

Another Semi-Permanent, another Aotea Centre oozing with talent and creativity. This year, an overarching theme emerged that when you let go of your fear of failure, that's when the magic happens.

UK-based illustrator Sandra Dieckmann's enigmatic, animal-themed drawings have led to her working with clients such as Random House Publishing, Atomic Skis and Utne Reader, and her illustrations have also appeared on tour posters and magazine covers. Dieckmann will be speaking at the 2013 Semi-Permanent conference in Auckland.