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Episode #13

Does Generative AI Undermine Art Schools and Creativity?

Job automation, human creativity, and generative AI in higher education, all wrapped into one. Questions include:

Will there be fewer jobs for designers because gen AI will create marketing materials, websites, etc.?

Will cameras go the way of the dark room?

What’s the role of Gen AI in fine art?

What do art teachers in higher Ed do about the new tool?

As an artist and faculty at the School of Visual Arts, Eric is in a rare position to have insight into all of this. And he’s been my closest friend for the last 25 years 🙂

Eric Corriel is a multidisciplinary artist living in New York City. After graduating from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, he went on to get a Diplôme National d’Arts Plastiques from the École Régionale Supérieure d’Expression Plastique in Tourcoing, France. Currently living in New York City, Eric takes the urban landscape as a medium in which to create site-specific installations. He also teaches Artist as Activist at School of Visual Arts in New York City, where he is also Digital Strategy Director.

Eric is a two-time New York State Council on the Arts grant recipient, two-time Webby Award winner, and New York Foundation of the Arts Fellow