In our last post we discussed some of the problems curators deal with finding that perfect combination of artwork thus creating the perfect art show for both their clients and their gallery.
Currently, gallerists/curators rely on the old-fashioned methods of data collection through sales reports, customer feedback, and various marketing campaigns to address the need for understanding what clients want to see. But often, these collection methods are slow, ponderous and often open to interpretation.
However, in the past decade the computer industry has improved the artificial intelligence of computers to the point where they may take over many of the tasks of trying to curate the perfect show. Advances with interactive technology such as Siri or sensor based data programs such as Nest allow for a possible look into the future.
Imagine walking into an art show and stepping in front of a blank panel. The computer sensors scan your face and using expression recognition software deduces what mood you’re in. Other sensors can detect the cologne or perfume you’re wearing, posture, tension in voice and respond by calculating out what piece of artwork would statistically offer you the most comfort.
It sounds rather cold and calculating doesn’t it? But all the data processing would be done behind the scenes. All you would know is that suddenly a work of art with the greatest chance of improving your mood and providing the best experience would appear for your enjoyment.
So, our collector that loves sepia and sepia type formatted artwork will, with a single spoken sentence, enjoy work after work of art tailored to his particular desire.
What if you don’t like a particular form of art? Imagine saying a simple sentence that you did not like abstract oil painting, and afterwards the computer makes sure you would never see one. It would be a custom tailored art experience for each person.
Names would not need to be collected and data not stored on individuals thus guaranteeing a person’s privacy. It could become a wonderful system to drive sales for the artist and the collector’s enjoyment. While the actual system does not exist yet, the technology to create such a system either already exists or is in the development stage now. Sci-fi technology and art working together to create the perfect show.
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