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AMT-Lab provides current and future arts managers, technologists, and researchers with existing best practices and emerging technologies that allow for a direct impact on their work and their organization. Through online and off-line engagement, AMTLab is a resource that leads to innovative, effective and efficient integration of technology in the cultural and creative enterprise space.

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Tools for Tracking Emissions in the Arts — AMT Lab @ CMU 02/27/2024

As momentum grows around global climate goals, a number of arts organizations are taking a larger look at their environmental impacts and incorporating sustainability into their values and strategies. To simplify this process, a variety of industry-specific tools are available to estimate CO2e emissions in arts and culture. Julie's Bicycle, Gallery Climate Coalition (GCC), and ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager emerged as widely used emissions calculators because of their ease of use, established network to share and compare results, and, in some cases, adoption by funders or regulatory bodies.

https://amt-lab.org/reviews/2024/2/tools-for-tracking-emissions-in-the-arts

Tools for Tracking Emissions in the Arts — AMT Lab @ CMU As momentum grows around global climate goals, a number of arts organizations are taking a larger look at their environmental impacts and incorporating sustainability into their values and strategies. To simplify this process, a variety of industry-specific tools are available to estimate CO2e emiss

Chasing Waterfalls: An Early Case Where AI Writes and Performs in an Opera — AMT Lab @ CMU 02/23/2024

This groundbreaking new opera employed software to write, compose, and perform its own aria live on stage. Premiering in Germany in September of 2022, the avant-garde production of Chasing Waterfalls challenged operatic norms by seamlessly integrating into the art form. With deep respect for tradition blended innovatively with cutting-edge , Chasing Waterfalls points to an exciting future for the . Its bold vision reveals technology not as a threat, but rather as a creative partner helping remain vibrant and relevant for 21st-century audiences.

https://amt-lab.org/blog/2024/2/chasing-waterfalls-an-early-case-where-ai-writes-and-performs-in-an-opera

Chasing Waterfalls: An Early Case Where AI Writes and Performs in an Opera — AMT Lab @ CMU The following case study analyzes an opera, Chasing Waterfalls . The opera, which premiered in Dresden, Germany on September 3, 2022, challenged traditional opera expectations by bringing a different way to integrate technology into the opera space. Chasing Waterfalls utilizes Artificial Intellig

Convergence and Innovation: Exploring How Blockchain is Shaping a New Era in the Korean K-pop Industry — AMT Lab @ CMU 02/20/2024

K-pop enters the metaverse as South Korea's music industry embraces blockchain innovation.

Iconic K-pop groups are pioneering new fan engagement through non-fungible tokens, unlocking creative potential. Leading the way is Modhaus - transforming artist-fan dynamics with blockchain-powered voting platforms.

South Korea solidifies its position at the epicenter of technology and culture as K-pop leverages decentralized ecosystems. Get ready for the next level of artistic expression and global fandom!

Convergence and Innovation: Exploring How Blockchain is Shaping a New Era in the Korean K-pop Industry — AMT Lab @ CMU  Blockchain technology has began to permeate an essential aspect of South Korean culture, the K-pop business. South Korea's K-pop industry , famed for its distinct artistic expression and worldwide clout, is entering a new era of digital innovation. The K-pop industry, as represented by

Generative Artificial Intelligence with Getty's New Tool — AMT Lab @ CMU 02/15/2024

AI's creative revolution continues as Getty Images unveils its own unique Image generator powered by NVIDIA 's Picasso model. Trained exclusively on Getty's vast library, this tool promises a fresh take on AI-generated art.
How does it stack up against the competition? Take a closer look at the latest entrant in the generative AI space.

https://amt-lab.org/reviews/2024/2/generative-artificial-intelligence-with-gettys-new-tool



Generative Artificial Intelligence with Getty's New Tool — AMT Lab @ CMU Getty Images has become the newest company to join the AI Image Generator bandwagon, creating their own that is trained using NVIDIA's Picasso. NVIDIA is a machine learning model that was created with the intention of using solely images that are property of Getty Images, which makes this Image G

The Art && Code Series - Wrap Up Show: Behind the Scenes — AMT Lab @ CMU 02/13/2024

Go behind the scenes with the Art && Code series wrap-up! 🎧 Get key takeaways and revisit favorite moments with AMTLab's Podcast Producer, Social Media Coordinator, and Lead Researcher.

From to the social scene of , this Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry and AMTLab partnership brought you 7 artists working in , , and .

Stay tuned for more captivating conversations where intersects technology. What was your favorite episode of the series? Let us know in the comments!

https://amt-lab.org/podcasts-interviews/2024/2/inside-art-ampamp-code-performance-real-time-visuals-and-tools

The Art && Code Series - Wrap Up Show: Behind the Scenes — AMT Lab @ CMU Get a behind the scenes look at the Art && Code podcast series. In this wrap-up episode, AMT Lab’s Podcast Producer Jabrenee Hussie, Social Media and Marketing Coordinator Ashley Offman, and Lead Researcher Hannah Brainard discuss key takeaways from the series. They look back at

What are the Impacts of Digital-Based Immersive and Interactive Art on Audiences? — AMT Lab @ CMU 02/08/2024

The art world embraces a new era of intimacy. Cutting-edge digital tech bridging the gap between art and audience, offering multidimensional immersion. What virtual world will you explore next?
Amt-lab.org/blog/2024/2/what-are-the-impacts-of-digital-based-immersive-and-interactive-art-on-audiences

What are the Impacts of Digital-Based Immersive and Interactive Art on Audiences? — AMT Lab @ CMU Over the past decade, digital-based immersive and interactive art experiences have emerged as a popular trend in the art world. In the digital age, rapid technological advancements and continuous updates in digital equipment have revolutionized the art experience. This shift towards non-traditional,

The Intersection of Equity & XR in Museums — AMT Lab @ CMU 02/06/2024

is an exciting venture for museums for a variety of reasons ranging from stretching the limits of exhibition possibilities to expanding access and elevating the transfer of knowledge to an interactive, long-lasting experience. But how can museums thoughtfully incorporate XR into their programming, aligned with the sector’s increasing awareness and incorporation of equity goals?

https://amt-lab.org/blog/2024/2/the-intersection-of-equity-amp-xr-in-museums

The Intersection of Equity & XR in Museums — AMT Lab @ CMU XR is an exciting venture for museums for a variety of reasons ranging from stretching the limits of exhibition possibilities to expanding access and elevating the transfer of knowledge to an interactive, long-lasting experience. But how can museums thoughtfully incorporate XR into their programming

Revisiting Real-Time Video Mixing with VJ David Lublin — AMT Lab @ CMU 02/01/2024

As a wrap-up to our series, we are revisiting the episode that began the kickoff of the Art&&Code conference! In this re-release, AMT Lab’s Lead Researcher, Hannah Brainard, talks with David Lublin , a video artist, programmer, and performer about the field of video instrumentalism, or ‘VJing,’ and how Lublin’s unique background as a mathematician and artist helped carve a path for his career. This podcast was made in partnership with the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry .

https://amt-lab.org/podcasts-interviews/2023/10/david-lublin-dxpzn

Revisiting Real-Time Video Mixing with VJ David Lublin — AMT Lab @ CMU As a wrap-up to our series, we are revisiting the episode that began the kickoff of the Art&&Code conference! In this re-release, AMT Lab’s Lead Researcher, Hannah Brainard, talks with David Lublin, a video artist, programmer, and performer about the field of video instrumentalism, o

January News: Ethics, Entertainment, & Sustainability — AMT Lab @ CMU 01/30/2024

In the first month of 2024, , , and made big strides. While conversations continue, young advocates promote a positive future.

For crypto fans, the approved (Exchange-traded Funds), with over $4 billion traded on day one! However, concerns pushed to phase out third-party by 2024, worrying .

In , considered the of their work, exploring and materials - from fine art to set design.

January News: Ethics, Entertainment, & Sustainability — AMT Lab @ CMU Emerging tech is growing in leaps and bounds in the first month of 2024, with headline advances in AI, cryptocurrency, and VR. Conversation around AI ethics continues, and young advocates take the lead in promoting a positive AI future. Meanwhile, Apple Vision Pro launches for pre-sale, partnering w

Open-Source Software for Live-Coding Visuals with Hydra’s Olivia Jack — AMT Lab @ CMU 01/25/2024

From cartography to live coding visuals, Olivia Jack traces her creative journey and the art of building in browsers.

Tune into the latest Art&&Code podcast in partnership with the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry as she dives into the genesis of Hydra - the browser-based open-source software she developed for live-coding visuals.

Discover the power of collaborative, community-oriented creation and pushing the possibilities with emerging tech. Hear Olivia muse on melding code, art and access.

Open-Source Software for Live-Coding Visuals with Hydra’s Olivia Jack — AMT Lab @ CMU Olivia Jack is a programmer and artist who works frequently with open-source software, cartography, live coding, and experimental interfaces. In this episode of the Art && Code Podcast series, Jack talks with AMT Lab Lead Researcher Hannah Brainard about Hydra, a browser-based open s

How AI is Leading the Textile Industry to a New Lease on Life? — AMT Lab @ CMU 01/23/2024

From fabrics to fashion, AI is weaving innovation into one of humanity’s oldest crafts.

Get the inside look at how is transforming and revitalizing the craft as demand surges for smarter, more customizable, and sustainable processes.


How AI is Leading the Textile Industry to a New Lease on Life? — AMT Lab @ CMU Artificial Intelligence (AI) has evolved from a concept in science fiction to an essential component of everyday life. With the AI software market expected to surpass well over $200 billion, its extensive impact is unmistakable. This article will delve into the deep relationship between AI and the t

Live-Coding, Performance, and Computational Art with Char Stiles — AMT Lab @ CMU 01/18/2024

From canvases to computers, Char Stiles
traces her journey into generative art across
disciplines in the latest Art&&Code podcast in collaboration with the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry.

Diving into creative collaboration and VJing for Electric
Forest and Mutek Nexus, hear this coder reflect on
tool building and rendering 3D models with neural
radiant fields with MIT Media Lab .


Beyond live visuals, she muses over her roots in
painting and the value of communities like
LiveCode.NYC in the creative process. Tune in as Char Stiles discusses the myriad
intersections of art and tech.
https://amt-lab.org/podcasts-interviews/2024/1/live-coding-performance-and-computational-art-with-char-stiles

Live-Coding, Performance, and Computational Art with Char Stiles — AMT Lab @ CMU In the third episode of the Art&&Code podcast series AMT Lead Researcher, Hannah Brainard, talks with Char Stiles, a computational artist, educator and programmer based in Brooklyn, NY. Stiles works creatively in the lower levels of graphical computational systems and is currently at

The Future of AI-Generated Videos: Synthesia and D-ID — AMT Lab @ CMU 01/16/2024

AI video creation platforms are reinventing digital content. Discover how Synthesia and D-ID enable users to generate high-quality synthetic videos with unmatched ease.

From functionality to user experience and output quality comparisons, this article unpacks the unique capabilities of these apps reshaping video production. Get the insider view on features, cost impact and more.️

As AI exponentially expands the scope of what’s achievable in video, unlock insights into two trailblazers at the forefront of this revolution. Find out how Synthesia and D-ID are redefining content creation possibilities.

The Future of AI-Generated Videos: Synthesia and D-ID — AMT Lab @ CMU Platforms like Synthesia and D-ID allow users to create AI-driven videos. These new apps are reshaping video creation, giving users unprecedented tools to create content. This article highlights the unique features and comparisons between Synthesia and D-ID, providing insights into their functionali

Meet 2/3 of Codie: A Live-Coding Trio Making Music and Visuals — AMT Lab @ CMU 01/11/2024

The code takes center stage in our next installment of the Art && Code series, unpacking interdisciplinary approaches to live coding performances.

Diving into the global live coding scene, the duo of Sarah Groff Hennigh-Palermo and Dr. Kate Sicchio spotlight nuances across geographies and the importance of embracing errors to enable innovation. Having pushed boundaries in academia and at tech giants alike, they use their varied experiences to their advantage!

https://amt-lab.org/podcasts-interviews/2024/1/cmo6bz7sslwibiuj2kuhtu7f32nyug

Meet 2/3 of Codie: A Live-Coding Trio Making Music and Visuals — AMT Lab @ CMU For the second episode of AMT Lab’s Art && Code series, Social Media and Marketing Coordinator Ashley Offman talks with Sarah Groff Hennigh-Palermo and Dr. Kate Sicchio , two-thirds of the live coding trio known as Codie. Sarah and Kate discuss how their prior experiences

01/09/2024

Research by a team of students from the Master of Entertainment Industry program concluded that Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives incorporated by gaming companies can increase players' willingness to participate in communities. This insight allowed Cheat Code (a division of Omelet) to develop effective strategies that resonate with the diverse audience of midcore and hardcore games.

https://amt-lab.org/blog/2024/1/omeletcheatcode


01/04/2024

From film and performance art to immersive worldbuilding - hear how creators Zoe Sandoval and Matthew Ragan combined talents to form .

In the first installment of our latest series Art && Code, the innovators chat with lead researcher Hannah Brainard about how the collaborators combined their talents to form the design studio in 2020 and their work with companies such as Meta, Apple, T-Mobile, and Dell as they reimagined their physical spaces.

While artificial intelligence and machine learning have been tools in their artistic practice, Sandoval and Ragan offer predictions and ethical concerns about how these models may be trained and implemented.

https://amt-lab.org/podcasts-interviews/2024/1/meet-the-creators-of-sudomagic-zoey-sandoval-amp-matthew-ragan

01/01/2024

Every year we review our analytics to highlight what you, our readers, have found the most compelling. In 12 short months, we have witnessed the overwhelming dominance of AI and 2022’s hottest topic (NFTs) go bust. These top 10 articles show how YOU have followed the change over 2023. Thank you for being here for another year!

https://amt-lab.org/blog/2023/12/top-10-articles-of-2023

12/31/2023

Gingerbread Fred is getting ready to host a New Year's party, and he is leaving his playlist up to Spotify's AI DJ. As the ball drops, we must consider who benefits from AI, and who gets left out of the party. What's your 2024 wish regarding and algorithms? Share your hopes for the new year!

https://amt-lab.org/blog/2023/4/how-spotify-uses-ai

12/29/2023

Can you spot Gingerbread Fred?

One of Gingerbread Fred's best memories of 2023 was going to the Renaissance World Tour. He's a huge fan! Creators and producers across media are getting unprecedented insight into fan behavior! They can now study how audiences interact across platforms and cultivate real relationships.

https://amt-lab.org/blog/2020/2/fandom/networkmapping

12/25/2023

Gingerbread Fred loves movie musicals, and with the renaissance of the movie musical, he is first in line to see the new version of The Color Purple that hits theatres today. He made sure to get his ticket from a verified ticket source before it sold out, unlike some folks this year who got the short end of the stick from scalpers.

https://amt-lab.org/blog/2016/3/esy9x69b8pif78e1xry0f1lvuk804j

12/24/2023

Today, Gingerbread Fred is testing out his holiday gifts for... quality control. He was so inspired by the use of the drones in the latest Hunger Games movie that he decided to get his ginger-sibling a drone! Let's look back to 2017 and see how far drone technology has come since then.

https://amt-lab.org/blog/2017/5/lights-camera-quadrotors

12/22/2023

Over the next 12 days, follow Gingerbread Fred through an arts and technology-filled holiday as he enjoys his favorite trends and AMT Lab pieces from 2023.

Today, Gingerbread Fred is keeping it low-key, and listening to his favorite podcast: Tech in the Arts, of course! He's listening to the top episode of 2023, Experiential Marketing And Immersive User Experience With Garrett Brooks and our Chief Editor Samantha Sonnet. If you missed it, you can find it here. Tune in tomorrow for Gingerbread Fred's next holiday adventure!

https://amt-lab.org/podcasts-interviews/2023/10/experiential-marketing-and-immersive-user-experience-with-garrett-brooks

December News: AI, Art & Pop Culture — AMT Lab @ CMU 12/22/2023

As 2023 winds down, continues to advance rapidly amid ongoing debates about and . Meanwhile, organizations incorporate new technologies to stay relevant. As we enter the , the Arts Management and Technology Laboratory is taking a short break. We'll be back January 1 with new content! In the meantime, follow us on or revisit your favorite articles and from 2023.

https://amt-lab.org/blog/2023/12/december-in-the-news

December News: AI, Art & Pop Culture — AMT Lab @ CMU As 2023 comes to a close, Artificial Intelligence remains front of mind as tech giants continue to develop more powerful language models. The rapid development comes with growing concern for privacy and energy consumption. Meanwhile, arts organizations use technology to stay on top of trends - bring

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