In October 2018, “Portrait of Edmond de Belamy” sold for over 430,000. The piece was created using artificial intelligence and its high auction price sparked interest and debate in the art world. Creative technologist and NYU Interactive Telecommunications Program student, Guillermo Montecinos, discusses using AI in his own art. Artist and programmer Gene Kogan discusses his efforts to teach machine learning to other artists as well as some of the debates surrounding this new form of artistic expression.
In the past few years, tens of thousands of videos featuring one person’s face on someone else’s body have appeared on the internet. These “deepfake” videos are made using software that uses artificial intelligence to learn how to place one face on another body. Instagram user, Myster Giraffe, who has made some of the most popular comedy deepfake videos talks about his process. NYU Tandon Professor and co-founder of NYU’s Center for Cyber Security, Nasir Memon, discusses the potential dangers of ever-improving deepfake technology and a possible solution to the problem of image tampering detection.
Doraian Givens, a third year NYU student, shares her story of attending a “cult” high school – T.M. Landry.
By Melvis Acosta and Lindsey China
Goons NYC is a rising indie music brand of 19-year-old Nico Brunstein’s creation. It aims to pair indie artists and to allow collaboration on photography, digital design, album art, music videos, and merchandising. Through private parties, large-scale events, and summer indie music sessions in Washington Square Park to be broadcast live on the brand’s YouTube channel, Brunstein hopes to create a new and improved networking and performance community for the independent music industry. The support of The Clive Davis Institute has made Brunstein’s founding of Goons NYC possible and has helped him to develop the brand.
Almost every day, New Yorkers make their ways through subways. They hear the music, they see performers but what they don’t see is all the hard work, planning, and talents that go behind subway performances. For NYU Now, Michael Thompson investigates the true world of the music under New York. Produced by: Revathi Janaswamy, Michael Thompson, and Arya Diwase
NYU is known for its campus diversity where students can find any kind of niche they want. Revathi Janaswamy dives deeper into the Bollywood Dance community at NYU, discussing the history and richness of the Indian dance culture.
“NYU GlamourGals” follows the NYU club GlamourGals that gives manicures to elderly residents at an uptown senior center.
By Melvis Acosta, Bryanna Carroll, and Gigi Martinez
Think!Chinatown, a community-based organization, launches HowToChinatown.NYC—a new digital platform designed to help visitors discover the hidden gems of the neighborhood.
The 2018 Vendy Awards, the Oscars of street food, honored Radu Sirbu for bringing his 400-year-old recipe of Transylvanian Twister-Cakes to New York City.