Feb 202023

AI, artist Emma Quintana, and artist/ developer Rick Hanberry- Sapience, Artificial intelligence that is constantly adapting and learning, mirror, webcam, electronics

“The mirror interface of Sapience is a real-time Al facial and emotional translator that uses inferred data from a participant’s face to construct a prompt for OpenAI’s GPT-3 text synthesis AI. GPT-3 then displays remarks on the reflection of the participant that have been synthesized and the machine attempts to understand and respond to the emotions and personal details of the participant. Sapience points to the inherent ethical issues that the use and integration of AI pose within the already varied spheres it has been integrated into. The accuracy and reliability of such systems can vary significantly and it is important to be aware of the limitations and potential biases of any technology used for these purposes. It is also important to consider the ethical and privacy implications of using such systems, and to ensure that they are used responsibly and transparently.”

Joseph Scarce- Hinge on Disaster, Water mixable oil paint, mixed media, photos, and wooden stars on wood panel

“Scarce’s artwork reflects his connection to the community through disaster art therapy response. He brings attention to the struggles and challenges related to recovering from a disaster and the effect on the impacted natural surroundings. This artwork entices us, the viewer, to acknowledge how we can make a difference in sending hope to those devastated by disaster. The Hinge on Disaster encourages the viewer to open the window to view the devastation and the healing after Hurricane Ian.”