creative activity inside Incubator LabIncubator Art Lab is hosting a workshop on creating animation using AI tools on April 26.

Workshop to explore AI-driven animation

This spring, the Incubator Art Lab is hosting Nate Talbot (BA 2020) as its alumni Artist-in-Residence.

As part of his residency, Talbot is hosting a public workshop at the lab on Friday, April 26. Called “Biomorphic AI-driven Animation for Beginners,” it will invite participants to create an animation by combining household items, fruits and vegetables, and AI tools.

Talbot’s work under the name “N8” explores the intersections of technology, spirituality, and cultural identity formation. With a MFA in bioart and a degree in philosophy, he takes a unique perspective that challenges traditional notions of portraiture and explores human-non-human symbioses. Talbot is an expert in a variety of media, including three-dimensional scanning and modelling, virtual reality sculpting, motion design, digital holography, and artificial intelligence art.

Workshop participants should bring fruits and vegetables for use as a base for an AI animation, as well as a smartphone, laptop, or tablet computer. They will be further instructed to download an app before the workshop.

“Participants will take away a deeper understanding of how AI works, some of the ethical issues surrounding it, as well as a practical working knowledge of these tools,” says Talbot. “Participants will learn text-to-image, as well as image-to-video AI tools.”

No prior experience is necessary — this event is perfect for beginners.

Running 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the studio at 144 University Ave. West, the workshop is open to the public and costs $6.66 for ages 16+. Scholarships are available upon request. Participants can register on the Incubator Eventbrite page.