In this visual feast, Scott recounts results and revelations from four years of experimentation using machine learning as a ‘creative collaborator’ in his artistic process. He makes the case that AI, rather than rendering artists obsolete, will empower us and expand our creative horizons.
In this visual feast, Scott shares an eclectic range of successes and failures encountered in his efforts to create powerful, but artistically controllable neural networks to use as tools to represent and abstract the human figure. Scott also gives a behinds-the-scenes look at creating the work for his recent Artist+AI exhibition in London.
Biography: Scott Eaton is an artist, photographer and creative technologist currently exploring the intersection of traditional art and the latest in machine learning and deep neural networks. Scott received his masters degree from the MIT Media Lab and subsequently studied academic drawing and sculpture in Florence, Italy. Scott's work combines a deep understanding of human anatomy and traditional art techniques with the power of modern digital technologies.
Scott is the creator BodiesinMotion.photo, a comprehensive figurative reference site for artists, which inspires many of his machine learning experiments. In addition to this and other art projects, Scott consults widely in the entertainment industry. His clients include Pixar, Disney, Sony, Industrial Light and Magic, Valve, Blizzard, Framestore, Warner Bros and many others. He lives and works in London.