Art has always reflected the zeitgeist of the times. AI is proving to be no exception. Here’s an interesting look at Holly Herndon’s recent work in this space.
Like so much art these days, Herndon’s work is a reflection of the times. Its nuanced synthesis of electronic manipulation and pop songcraft — including choral vocals from an international ensemble, digitized voice renderings from an AI baby she’s raising named Spawn, and her own voice that’s enhanced with vocoder — feels like a move to shift genre and conversation. To that end, PROTO‘s thoughtful, futuristic concept is very much in the vein of game-changing albums like Kanye West’s Yeezus.