Renoir paints RSAP protestors

artificial intelligence

This is a painting "by Renoir" of the protest group RSAP, or "Renoir Sucks at Painting". A new artificial intelligence deep learning algorithm that deals with artistic style was used to automatically piece different patches of Luncheon of the Boating Party onto a news media photograph of the picket line outside the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It took me over an hour using a GPU enabled EC2 instance to generate this image in 4 tiled parts. I'm especially grateful to the developers of neural-style for torch.

This generative piece is my personal artistic statement about RSAP, Renoir, and ai+art. I also tried using a screenshot of Habbo Hotel "Pool's Closed" as the style image, but it was less than recognizable, and this ai model seems overfit to paint strokes and everything else just looks paintstrokified.

Malleable Interface

This was the first thing I did in the UCLA design department, as a fine art major crashing one of their media classes taught by Robert Abel. I led a group of students in producing a malleable interface for a completely unrelated topic. The experience was both embarrassing and enlightening. After that class, I applied to become a design major.