Pindar Van Arman

Pindar deconstructs his own artistic process in order to teach it to painting robots as a way of better understanding himself.

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About Pindar Van Arman

Pindar Van Arman has spent the last fifteen years deconstructing his creative process by teaching it to painting robots. His machines make marks, use AI to analyze the marks, then make more marks based on the analysis, repeating this cycle over and over again in a creative feedback loop. Their collaborative paintings take days to complete, revealing the parts of his creativity that are simply an algorithm, and the parts that make it human.
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Making AI Art More Accessible with Narrative and Whimsy

The way to overcome an audience’s intimidation by art is with whimsy and narrative, which is what the bitGANs are all about. This AI art project describes the emergence of bitGANs—generative adversarial network (GAN)-generated creatures that dance around as they attempt to escape the GPU they were born in and make it into the physical world. See the running narrative at

Virtual Studio Tour with Pindar Van Arman

Go behind the scenes with one of our amazing AI Art Gallery artists for a virtual tour of their innovative studios, and learn how AI has helped shape their creative process.

Using AI to Shape the Language of a Generation

Our stories are passed down through generations, but what if those stories are passed through neural models instead of people? Join a discussion of how language in the age of AI takes on new forms and tells new stories. Artists Stephanie Dinkins and Pindar Van Arman and poet Allison Parrish share how the language of AI has shaped their artwork and their creative process.