Online Art Gallery #138

‘Tis the season to be jolly (starting now!).

‘Tis too the season to submit art for our online gallery (well, always ’tis).

This is your feature. All readers are invited to contribute. Age, level of experience, subject matter — there are no restrictions.

All genres are encouraged. Watercolors, oils, charcoal, pen-and-ink, acrylics, lithographs, collages, macramé, jewelry, sculpture, decoupage and (yes) needlepoint — whatever you’ve got, email it to Share your work with the world!

Untitled. Photographer Peter Barlow says: “Some birds that eat here look a lot like squirrels.”

“Yesteryear” (June Rose Whittaker)

“Who’s There!” (Mike Hibbard)

“The Coming Singularity- the Dominance of Artificial Intelligence and the Computer.” Artist Steve Stein says, “Computers easily turn our lights on and off, beat us at chess, control our cars, fly our airplanes and kill us at data/number crunching. Computers are planning and fighting our wars by designing the best military strategies. I hope they don’t decide to just turn on us!”

“Burning the Midnight Oil” (Lawrence Weisman)

Tom Doran created this in August, But, he notes, the colors are appropriate for fall too.

“I Love Fall” (Jerry Kuyper)


4 responses to “Online Art Gallery #138

  1. I am looking at Weisman’s sketch of a student studying late at night wishing I had had the sense when younger to pick up the art of transferring a subject or thought onto paper. I can’t tell of course if he has done many other sketches but I envy his talent.

  2. Thank you Dan for today’s intriguing online gallery – art work from the everyday (squirrel) to science fiction (artificial intelligence). We see among all the calculations, the touching fingers from Michelangelo’s masterpiece of God creating Adam. Perhaps suggesting our human creation/connection with AI is “god-like?” Or, considering that artist Steve Stein asks if AI may soon have the power to “turn on us,” I thought of how descendants of Adam have trashed this sacred Earth, and wondered, maybe, our link to AI won’t end well.

    • It is a fine line between Eden and Dystopia!

      Homo sapiens came along and out competed with the Neanderthals.

      Now Homo Sapiens have invented/created machines and the kind of machines that are thinking faster than their creators- mankind.

      So the question is will the thinking machines coexist with us, serve us or just out compete us and take over running this planet?

      One thing is sure- thinking machines won’t be phased by climate change as much as Homo sapiens!

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