With a Little Help From A.I., the Dali Museum Brings the Famed Surrealist to Life #ArtTuesday
A cool piece via Smithsonian about one of the most recognizable surrealists being brought to life through artificial intelligence.
Well, sort of. This Dali is a reanimated version, brought to life through the magic of artificial intelligence. It’s a newly opened exhibition called “Dali Lives,” and it stretches across the entire Dali Museum, which boasts more than 2,000 Dali works in about 20,000 square feet of exhibit space. Three interactive video panels showing a life-size Dali, standing 5’8″ tall, comprise the exhibit—one at the museum entrance, one on the third floor by the main displays (including Dali’s paintings and sketches, photographs, sculptural objects, two tech-enhanced paintings allowing visitors to put themselves inside the image, and a virtual reality experience of walking through Dali’s 1934 painting “Archeological Reminiscence of Millet’s Angelus”), and one in the gift shop on the way out. Each one offers a different experience when you push a doorbell on the panel to get Dali’s attention.
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