Hello 👋 Welcome to ICBINA (aka I Can’t Believe It’s Not Art!), an NFT art collection powered by AI. It was created as a submission to Claire Silver’s “Rebuttal” art contest in Jan 2023 by @femmedecentral.
AI Art is about embracing the joy and beauty of randomness, chaos and unpredictability. It isn’t displacing traditional artists; it’s creating an entirely new genre of art. This NFT collection of AI-generated images leans into these ideas, and the final product will be an artifact of the controversy of AI art. The entire NFT collection is my submission to the contest, as the full collection was the only way to capture the nature of the debate and the unpredictability of AI art.
Note: This NFT is currently deployed on Ethereum Goerli Test Network and can be viewed here. I will not deploy to mainnet until the results of the contest are final. All artwork referenced below is for demonstration, as attributes and final art will need to be rolled at mint-time.
ICBINA is a collection of 200 NFTs, where each piece of AI-generated art can be minted using a function called aiArtIsArt() or aiArtIsNotArt():
Working as a system, this art piece can generate a wide variety of scenarios that can be pointed towards when discussing the AI Art Controversy.
Here is a screenshot of OpenSea for the first 15 images produced on the testnet version
I’m excited about the ICBINA project because I don’t know what to expect, and I find that to be beautiful. Here are a few possible scenarios and how each scenario might contribute to the conversation about AI art:
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