Fusing Art and Tech: MORF Gallery CEO Scott Birnbaum on Digital Paintings, NFTs and More

Browse through MORF Gallery — virtually or at an in-person exhibition — and you’ll find robots that paint, digital dreamscape experiences, and fine art brought to life by visual effects.

The gallery showcases cutting-edge, one-of-a-kind artwork from award-winning artists who fuse their creative skills with AI, machine learning, robotics and neuroscience.

Scott Birnbaum, CEO and co-founder of MORF Gallery, a Silicon Valley startup, spoke with NVIDIA AI Podcast host Noah Kravitz about digital art, non-fungible tokens, as well as ArtStick, a plug-in device that turns any TV into a premium digital art gallery.

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Artists featured by MORF Gallery create fine art using cutting-edge technology. For example, robots help with mundane tasks like painting backgrounds. Visual effects add movement to still paintings. And machine learning can help make NeoMasters — paintings based on original works that were once lost but resurrected or recreated with AI’s help.
  • The digital art space offers new and expanding opportunities for artists, technologists, collectors and investors. For one, non-fungible tokens, Birnbaum says, have been gaining lots of attention recently. He gives an overview of NFTs and how they authenticate original pieces of digital art.

Tweetables:

Paintbrushes, cameras, computers and AI are all technologies that “move the art world forward … as extensions of human creativity.” — Scott Birnbaum [8:27]

“Technology is enabling creative artists to really push the boundaries of what their imaginations can allow.” — Scott Birnbaum [13:33]

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