LookingOutwards06 – The Art Assignment Bot


The art assignment bot generates random art assignments with requirements and due dates. When reading through them imagining what I would probably make for each of the assignments, I found that some of them are actually projects that could be potentially very meaningful.

Since the bot randomly mixes up very different subject, mediums and techniques so the results always sound weird and artsy. I find this kind of a satire of real world art assignments.

The concept is also particularly interesting. Usually, such as in this class, artists give assignments to computers to make art for them. However, the situation is reversed with art assignment bot: artists, who are usually considered the most free and creative people, are now getting assignments from a bot, which is not even capable of understanding art. It really makes me think about what art is and what a machine can do.

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