ai-generated images, artist, artistic expression, data poisoning, image generators

How Artists Are Sabotaging AI to Take Revenge on Image Generators

Imagine this. You need an image of a balloon for a work presentation and turn to a text-to-image generator, like Midjourney or DALL-E, to create something suitable. You enter the prompt: “red balloon against a blue sky,” but the generator returns an image of an egg instead. You try again, but this time, the generator ...

Troy Oakes

Data poisoning.

Revisiting Childhood Dreams for Personal Growth

In the secret depths of our childhood memories, we all harbor dreams that once sparked our imagination and filled our hearts with joy. Seemingly lost amid the rush and responsibilities of adulthood, these dreams hold a key of immense value: They provide profound insight into who we’ve become today. This article explores how rekindling those ...

Viena Abdon

Crescent moon and hot air balloon above a serene sea in the sunset sky with a glowing horizon and comet passing by.

The Colorful Revival: Artist Transforms English Houses into Living Art

Art has long been recognized as a catalyst for change, capable of fostering social progress and sparking dialogue. Through their creative endeavors, artists can transform neglected areas into inspiring landscapes that breathe life into communities.  Artistic expression has blurred the boundaries between traditional canvasses and unconventional surfaces. One artist has taken this concept to new ...

Viena Abdon

An English street with colorful houses.

New Masters Academy: A New Beginning

The founder of New Masters Academy, Joshua Jacobo, shares his tale for the first time in the interview. He came to his goal, craft, and vocation in a roundabout manner befitting a hero’s journey. Joshua learned that his mother and stepfather had been killed in a vehicle accident when he was 20 years old, catapulting ...

Ratul Saha

Joshua Jacobo and his wife.

The Lifelong Love of Chinese Artist Qi Gong

Qi Gong (July 26, 1912-June 30, 2005) was a well-known artist/calligrapher, educator, poet, and great master of Chinese literature. He was a man with multiple talents and many titles, including being a professor at Beijing Normal University and a consultant for the National Museum. Qi Gong’s ancestor was Emperor Qianlong’s brother; however, he did not have the ...

Emma Lu

Photo of Qi Gong in his later years, Chinese painter and calligrapher.

The Unhealthy Myth of the Mad Artist

It is time to shed light on the unhealthy myth of the mad artist. As artists, we know there is nothing that feels more satisfying than being in a creative flow. When creating takes us on a journey to unexplored territory, we can see the growth in our work and we feel it inside of ...

Armin Auctor

The sculpture of a lady's head in an art studio surrounded by paint brushes in cups.

Movie Review: ‘The Agony and The Ecstasy’

The Agony and The Ecstasy is a 1965 film directed by Carol Reed. Starring actor Charlton Heston in the lead role, the movie portrays the conflict between renaissance painter Michelangelo (played by Heston) and Pope Julius II during the period the artist was engaged in painting the Sistine Chapel. The plot of ‘The Agony and ...

Jessica Kneipp

Michelangelo's painting in the Sistine Chapel (detail on ceiling).