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Human creativity finds new AI expression, but debate rages on future of art

Some now claim AI is the future of art. Others pooh-pooh the very idea. Yet others believe AI would be just another expression of human creativity

The Dreamcatcher, Fabin Rasheed

The Dreamcatcher, exhibited at the Museum of the Future in Dubai earlier in November, and its creator, Fabin Rasheed. (Photo Courtesy: Fabin Rasheed)

Debarghya SanyalVeenu Sandhu New Delhi
On November 18, Dubai’s Museum of the Future had on display a unique piece of art titled The Dreamcatcher. A 3D generative sculpture, it was created by Fabin Rasheed, an alumnus of IIT Hyderabad, using his brainwaves and a photograph of his subconscious.

At the exhibition, Rasheed went into a state of meditation while wearing an EEG device, which translated his brainwaves into his computer and generated vibrant feathers for The Dreamcatcher. While still in that state, he also zeroed in on an image in his subconscious — a “city with a circle around it”. Then, to create a visible

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First Published: Nov 27 2022 | 7:12 PM IST

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