How it works
Each Sunday from Oct 16, 2011 a new set of video lectures will go online at 9am GMT. The lectures will deal with the topics that correspond to the topics for the proceeding week lectures for Stanford Intro to AI. Each weekâ€™s videos will have one or two short exercises. Most weeks will have just one or two short videos (7-10 minutes) but the first Sunday Oct 16th will be longer so we can set a foundation to build the rest of the project. In addition, the course will create two collaborative art works for mid-term and final. (see online syllabus) or Â Syllabus for Introduction to Artistic Intelligence (pdf)
Independent of coursework is AI Raw. This is a place set aside for the personal stories. We are over 130,00 people from every country of the world â€“ so many stories and every one is unique. Find the gems in our varied history, backgrounds and experiences. Tell us your story and give us the raw diamond of your own experience - anonymously if you chooseâ€¦
1.Â Setting your Avatar
As a project about the arts and creativity your avatar is defines your artistic identity in a large group. If you donâ€™t want to use a photo -Â think about an another image, graphic or photo that speaks for you. Be as abstract or as literal as you like.
How to change your avatarâ€¦Â
2. Creating your â€śartistic identityâ€ť
If you feel comfortable with using your real name and a photo of yourself â€“ great! But take a moment to think if perhaps, Mark Twain, Braveheart, Le Corbusier, Bob Dylan, Lewis Carroll, Bono and Titian were all on to something. Sometimes a pseudonym or â€śnom de plumeâ€ť can be liberating. Look at the name in your profile and decide if you want to change it in any way. This wonâ€™t change your user name or your password but this name will be visible while the your real name can remain as private or public as you like.
How to change your profile
3. Choosing your path
Introduction to Artistic Intelligence is about exploring your own innate creativity whether you are already a professional artist or feel like â€śIâ€™m not the artistic type.â€ť However artistic intelligence is best understood by experiencing it directly. There are many equally valid ways to experiment with your Artistic Intelligence. Part of this project is to create a large group collaborative performance artwork together. We will create that performance artwork by turning our actions into signs. A large part of turning everyday actions into signs is declaring our actions in advance. Which path works for you will depend on an honest look at your time, goals and your own attitudes about both contemporary art and your artistic intelligence. To really experience your own â€śartistic intelligenceâ€ť you must choose a path. If you donâ€™t choose a path you are audience rather than artist. Â You can choose beforehand, but it might work better to wait until after the first weekâ€™s lectures to decide.
This project has three possible paths â€“ MAKER, OBSERVER, and CONTROL
Learn more about the pathsâ€¦.