I have a feeling we will be asking many more similar questions regarding AI soon.
I found these examples of robotically generated art and music to be polished and appealing. But something kept nagging at me: What happens in a world where effort and scarcity are no longer part of the definition of art?
A mass-produced print of the Mona Lisa is worth less than the actual Leonardo painting. Why? Scarcity—there’s only one of the original. But Amper churns out another professional-quality original piece of music every time you click “Render.” Elgammal’s AI painter can spew out another 1,000 original works of art with every tap of the enter key. It puts us in a weird hybrid world where works of art are unique—every painting is different—but require almost zero human effort to produce. Should anyone pay for these things? And if an artist puts AI masterpieces up for sale, what should the price be?
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If you’re a famous drummer, how do you turn drumming into an art form that people can buy, collect and hang on their wall?
Ashlander Steve Smith, who was the drummer with the famed ’70s-80s rock group Journey (and still does the occasional tour with them), creates “art” by drumming for 10 or 20 seconds with lighted drumsticks, recording it with time-lapse photography, making an impression of the resulting image on canvas and signing it for fans and collectors.
This novel art form is sold with a lavish coffee table book on his work, which includes a write-up about the concept, style and feeling portrayed in each photo, with a vinyl LP of what’s being played.
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On Monday, virtually every major trade association announced their support for a slate of bills that is likely to represent the music copyright reform package that Congressional leaders like U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Virginia, have pushed for.
In addition to the Music Modernization Act, the coalition backed the Classics Act, which would pay artists and labels for songs recorded before 1972 when their music is played on internet and satellite radio; and the AMP Act, which codifies record producers’ and engineers’ right to digital royalties.
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With that in mind, JP and Ashley started a nonprofit called “Music is our Weapon.” They partnered with Sage Oak Assisted Living to use music in order to help patients rekindle a piece of their past.People like Parkinson’s patient Harold Jones. At one point, Harold was an incredible jazz guitarist. He was in a band and even played songs for his wife.
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