The A’ Design Awards is proud to announce the introduction of a new sub-category for AI Generated Art under the Generative Design Award. This category will recognize and celebrate the innovative and creative use of artificial intelligence in the field of art, architecture and design.
“We are thrilled to be at the forefront of recognizing and promoting the use of AI in art, architecture and design” said Dr. Onur Mustak Cobanli, the coordinator of A’ Design Awards. “The use of AI in art, design and architecture is a rapidly growing field, and we believe it has the potential to change the way we think about and create art.”
With regards to critique of AI Art by artists, and the fact that it is considered artistic heresy to award it, Dr. Cobanli provided the following considerations:
AI art is a form of digital art that is created using artificial intelligence algorithms. Some critics argue that because the AI is responsible for generating the image, the artist should not be credited as the creator of the work, and thus shall not be awarded. However, this argument is based on a narrow understanding of what it means to create art.
Just like photographers, who do not create the image but instead capture it, AI artists do not create the image but instead curate it. The artist’s role in AI art is not to create the image, but to create the conditions under which the image is generated. This includes designing the algorithm, selecting the dataset, and providing the right prompts to the AI. These decisions are crucial in determining the final outcome and require a high level of creativity and technical expertise.
Furthermore, AI art is not simply a matter of pressing a button and letting the computer do the rest. It requires a deep understanding of the underlying algorithms, as well as the ability to experiment and iterate to achieve the desired results. It also requires a keen curatorial eye to select the most interesting and compelling variations from the vast number of possibilities.
In summary, AI art is not about creating the image, but about curating it. The artist’s role is to design the algorithm, select the dataset, and provide the right prompts to the AI, all of which require a high level of creativity, technical expertise and curatorial skills. AI art should be considered original contribution because of the effort, creativity, and curatorial skills involved in creating it.
One of the benefits of AI generated art is that it has the potential to democratize the art world by making the creation of art more accessible to a wider range of people. By using algorithms, artists can bypass traditional gatekeepers such as galleries and museums, and reach a global audience through digital platforms. Additionally, AI generated art may open up new possibilities for collaboration between artists and AI experts, providing new opportunities for creativity and experimentation.
Many individuals who lack hand skills but have high imagination to create, who do not have the required hand coordination, have a hard time creating art by traditional means. However, with the use of AI algorithms, everyone with artistic view and imagination can now create art by providing the prompts and curating the output, allowing individuals to express their imagination and creativity.
It’s also worth noting that AI art has the potential to inspire new forms of art and expand the boundaries of traditional art forms, just as photography did when it was first invented. It can open up new possibilities for artists to create and for audiences to experience art, and it can also enable artists to create new forms of art that would be difficult or impossible to create by traditional means.
Just like photography, AI generated art is a new technology that has the potential to change the way we think about and create art. It’s important to acknowledge that, as with any new technology, there will be resistance and skepticism. However, it’s important to remember that photography was once met with similar resistance, with some people viewing it as a threat to traditional forms of art such as painting.
But as time passed, photography has been widely accepted and celebrated as an art form in its own right. It has also expanded the boundaries of traditional art forms, and has given rise to new forms of art that would be difficult or impossible to create by traditional means. Similarly, AI generated art has the potential to inspire new forms of art, and to expand the boundaries of traditional art forms.
It’s also important to remember that AI generated art is not a replacement for human creativity, but a tool for enhancing it. Just as photography does not replace painting, AI generated art does not replace human art, but it can provide new opportunities for creativity, experimentation, and expression.
Therefore, it’s important to approach AI generated art with an open mind, and to give it the same consideration and respect that we give to other art forms. By focusing on the potential benefits that AI generated art has to offer, we can help to break down the barriers of resistance and skepticism, and pave the way for a new era of creativity and innovation in the art world.
Award for AI Generated Art, Design and Architecture
The new AI subcategory for generative art, will be open to artists, designers, creative professionals as well as brands who use AI in the creation of their artwork. Submissions will be evaluated by a panel of experts, journalists and academics in the field of art and design, and winners will be selected based on criteria such as originality, creativity, and technical excellence.
The A’ Design Awards has always been dedicated to recognizing and promoting the best in design, and the introduction of the AI award category is a natural extension of that mission. By recognizing and celebrating the use of AI in art, design and architecture, we hope to inspire and encourage more artists and designers to explore this exciting and rapidly-evolving field.
The deadline for submissions to the AI Generated Art category is February 28, 2023. For more information and to submit your work, please visit Generative Design Award website at https://generativedesignaward.com/
About A’ Design Awards
The A’ Design Awards is an international juried design competition that recognizes and promotes the best in design from all around the world. The competition is open to designers, artists, and other creative professionals, and entries are evaluated by a panel of experts in the field. The winners of the competition are awarded with the prestigious and coveted A’ Design Prize, and their work is showcased to a global audience.
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