MoMA Acquires Refik Anadol’s “Unsupervised” amid World of Women Unveiling Monopoly Collaboration

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York has announced the acquisition of Refik Anadol’s “Unsupervised”, a groundbreaking work of artificial intelligence art. This is the first time that MoMA has added an AI artwork to its permanent collection, marking a historic moment for the field of digital art.

“Unsupervised” is a large-scale installation that uses machine learning algorithms to generate abstract images and sounds from a massive dataset of photographs and videos. The work explores the aesthetic and conceptual possibilities of unsupervised learning, a type of AI that does not require human guidance or labels to learn from data.

Anadol, a Turkish-born artist based in Los Angeles, is known for his immersive and interactive works that use data as a raw material and AI as a creative tool. He has collaborated with institutions such as Google, NASA, and the Walt Disney Concert Hall to create stunning visualizations of data and transform architectural spaces into dynamic environments.

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“Unsupervised” was first exhibited at Artechouse, a digital art space in Washington, D.C., in 2019. The work consists of a 16-foot-wide screen that displays constantly changing patterns of colors, shapes, and textures, accompanied by a surround sound system that produces ambient noises. The work is driven by a custom-built software that analyzes and synthesizes millions of images and videos from various sources, such as the internet, social media, and public archives.

According to Anadol, the work aims to challenge the conventional notions of representation and perception in art. He says, “Unsupervised” is not a representation of reality, but a reality of representation. It is not a simulation of human vision, but a vision of machine intelligence. It is not a fixed image, but a living and evolving process.”

MoMA’s acquisition of “Unsupervised” reflects the museum’s commitment to embracing new forms of artistic expression and expanding its collection of contemporary art. The work will join other notable works of digital art in MoMA’s collection, such as Nam June Paik’s “TV Garden” (1974), John F. Simon Jr.’s “Every Icon” (1997), and Cory Arcangel’s “Super Mario Clouds” (2002).

MoMA’s director Glenn D. Lowry says, “We are thrilled to welcome Refik Anadol’s “Unsupervised” to MoMA’s collection. This work is a remarkable example of how artists are using cutting-edge technologies to create new forms of beauty and meaning. It also raises important questions about the role and impact of AI in our society and culture.”

Anadol says he is honored and humbled by MoMA’s acquisition. He says, “This is a dream come true for me as an artist who has been fascinated by MoMA’s collection since I was a child. I am grateful to MoMA for recognizing the value and potential of AI art and for supporting my vision and practice.”

World of Women Unveils Monopoly Collaboration

World of Women, the popular NFT project that celebrates the diversity and beauty of women, has announced a partnership with Monopoly, the classic board game that simulates real estate trading. The collaboration will feature a limited edition of Monopoly NFTs that showcase the World of Women characters as tokens, properties, and cards.

The Monopoly x World of Women collection will consist of 10,000 unique NFTs that will be randomly generated from over 200 traits, including hairstyles, outfits, accessories, and backgrounds. Each NFT will represent a different aspect of the Monopoly game, such as a board square, a chance card, a community chest card, or a utility. The NFTs will also have different rarities, ranging from common to legendary.

The collaboration aims to celebrate the empowerment and diversity of women in the crypto space, as well as to introduce new audiences to the world of NFTs. The World of Women team said in a press release: “We are thrilled to partner with Monopoly, one of the most iconic and beloved brands in the world. We share a vision of creating fun and engaging experiences for our communities, and we hope that this collaboration will inspire more women to join the NFT revolution.”

The Monopoly x World of Women collection will launch on October 31st at 12 PM UTC on the World of Women website. The NFTs will be priced at 0.08 ETH each, with a limit of 20 per transaction. The collection will also be available on secondary marketplaces such as OpenSea and Rarible.

The collaboration is expected to generate a lot of excitement and demand among NFT collectors and fans of both brands. The World of Women project has been one of the most successful and influential NFT projects in 2021, with over 60,000 holders and a total sales volume of over $200 million. Monopoly, on the other hand, is one of the most popular and enduring board games in history, with over 1 billion players worldwide and countless editions and variations.

The Monopoly x World of Women collection is a unique opportunity to own a piece of NFT history and to support the growth and diversity of the NFT space. Don’t miss your chance to join this exclusive club and to play Monopoly like never before.

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