My PhD in Artificial Intelligence is on the right track!

Last year when I resigned my stable job to focus in finishing my PhD about Artificial Intelligence I was looked with an staring glance by my coworkers who thought I was trying to accomplish something impossible… It’s no wonder that some people can’t imagine that synthetic creative thinking might be achieved with the current developments in Cognitive Computing. As […]

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Article published in AusArt Magazine.

AusArt, the journal on research in contemporary art from a multidisciplinary perspective, has published my paper “A critique of contemporary artificial intelligence art: Who is Edmond de Belamy?“. This academic magazine, published by the Fine Arts University of the Basque Country in the city if Bilbao, is an open-access publication with a JCR quartile of […]

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Craftsmanship in web & UX design…

Inspired by the work of sociologist Richard Sennet, I’ll try to explain my approach to craftsmanship in contemporary use of digital tools, organizing work cyberspace, and thinking about inmaterial relationships with computer networks… In 1986 for my 10th birthday my parents gave me a Spectrum 48k computer and I spent hours and hours in my bedroom […]

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GALAPAGOS Studio is here!

Since a very young age I realized that art, design, and technology help us envision and build alternative worlds… That’s why these last 25 years I have worked for different companies and collaborated as a freelance artist and designer with different projects and businesses. But in 2017 I made a drastic decision and resigned my stable job […]

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Becoming a digital minimalist…

I have written many times about Minimalism which describes movements in various forms of art and design where the work is set out to expose the essence through eliminating all non-essential forms, features or concepts. When some months ago I heard about Digital Minimalism I decided to learn more about this philosophy, created by Cal Newport, […]

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A critique of contemporary AI art.

Not only we need cultural artifacts as a critique of industrialized use of Artificial Intelligence, but also a strict criteria in order to review contemporary art made with Machine Learning techniques… Those that argue against the potential for Computational Creativity believe that “simulating artistic techniques means also simulating human thinking and reasoning” (…) and  conclude that “this […]

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Who is Edmond de Belamy?

Edmond de Belamy is a 2018 painting created using a type of Artificial Intelligence algorithms called Generative Adversarial Networks. The work which is part of a series of images titled La Famille de Belamy -made by french collective Obvious– was expected to be sold for $7,000-$10,000 at Christie’s auction house in New York, however the painting […]

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Making machines think creatively.

The Bussiness Dictionary defines “creative thinking” as a way of looking at problems or situations from a fresh perspective that suggests unorthodox solutions. Many defend that this domain is exclusive for humans, specially with he increasing fear of automated machines taking over many jobs, and that might be why many people look at me with […]

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