Dan Tapper

Experimentation, Ideation, and Creativity with Generative AI

A Talk by Dan Tapper (Sound Design)

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About this Talk

Experimentation, ideation and creativity with generative AI is a workshop exploring AI as a tool to supercharge creative practice. We will look at a number of tools and use cases before using Neural Radiance Field (NerF) and AI motion capture to create and animate hyperreal 3D worlds.

This workshop aims to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of generative AI as a tool for creativity. Through a blend of theory, practical application, and collaborative feedback, Dan Tapper will guide participants in exploring new dimensions of artistic expression using AI technology. Participants will leave with a deeper appreciation of the possibilities that generative AI brings to the world of art and creativity.

Software and Tools: Neural Radiance Field (NerF) and AI motion capture to create and animate hyperreal 3D Worlds. Specific tools for nerf and mocap will be Luma AI and Deepmotion.

Introduction (30 minutes)

  • Welcome and Overview
  • Introduction of Dan Tapper, his background, and work in art and technology.
  • Brief overview of the workshop's objectives and structure.

Part 1: Understanding Generative AI (30 minutes)

  • The Basics of Generative AI
  • Explaining what generative AI is and its role in the creative process.
  • Discussion on the intersection of AI, art, and technology.
  • Exploring Tools and Use Cases
  • Overview of various generative AI tools available for artists.
  • Real-world examples and use cases of generative AI in creative projects.

Part 2: Ideation and Conceptualization (45 minutes)

  • Brainstorming with AI
  • Guided ideation session: leveraging AI for brainstorming and concept development.
  • Techniques for using generative AI to enhance creative thinking.

Break (15 minutes)

Part 3: Hands-On Creation of Hyperreal 3D Worlds (1 hour)

  • Introduction to 3D World Building with AI
  • Demonstration of creating hyperreal 3D worlds using generative AI tools.
  • Step-by-step guidance on the process, from concept to visualization.
  • Practical Session
  • Participants create their own 3D worlds using the tools and techniques demonstrated.
  • Dan Tapper offers individual guidance and feedback.

Part 4: Sharing and Feedback (30 minutes)

  • Presentation of Creations
  • Participants share their 3D worlds with the group.
  • Group discussion and constructive feedback.

Conclusion (30 minutes)

  • Reflecting on the Process
  • Reflection on the creative journey and the role of AI in enhancing artistic practice.
  • Q&A session with Dan Tapper, discussing insights and future possibilities in AI and art.
  • Final Thoughts
  • Encouragement to continue exploring the potential of generative AI in creative projects.
  • Closing remarks and thanks.

29 November 2023, 05:00 PM

05:00 PM - 08:00 PM

About The Speakers

Dan Tapper

Dan Tapper

Sound Design

Dan Tapper is a Course Director at York University leading and developing the courses Creative Coding I (DATT 2400), Creative Coding II (DATT 3400), Math, Code, Art (DATT 2040), Creative Methodologies II (PANF 1510) and Multimedia Asset Creation (DATT1200).


Vandana Taxali

Vandana Taxali

Founder, Artcryption

Kelly McCray

Kelly McCray

Art Consultant, Art Barrage

MFA, York University

Carlita Cash

Carlita Cash

Founder, Afri+Tech

Carlita Cash is a digital entrepreneur in network marketing and digital-currency.


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