With the release of ChatGPT4 and Google Bard, A.I. has been at the top of minds and on the tip of tongues; it’s at the forefront of a shift in the creative process that is as seismic as it is fast-moving.
Our understanding of the intersection between technology and creativity is shifting beneath our feet, so it’s as important as ever to remember a vital third point in that intersection: human connection.
Sitting on the precipice of a dramatic reshaping of the internet as we know it, Sociality Squared Co-Founder and CEO Helen Todd is enthusiastically embracing the possibilities of A.I. She is eager to take a seat at the table exploring the big questions this technology raises for creatives through her new project Creativity Squared (more on this exciting venture in a moment).
But first, Helen took a seat at the table of human connection, hosting a dinner for some amazing people at Chef Rick Lopez’s La Condesa in Austin, TX during SXSW. The evening was a vivid reminder of the importance of staying connected with each other — a core value of Sociality Squared’s engagement with the potential of A.I.
Read on to learn more about how Creativity Squared will explore creative collaboration with A.I., and the one timely question Helen asked each of her dining companions to answer.
Creativity Squared: How Creatives Are Collaborating With A.I.
Dropping 4/20, Creativity Squared will host the most thought-provoking conversations on A.I. and creativity. Subscribers can expect weekly content in their inbox, on YouTube, and on their preferred podcast platform. You can sign up and listen to the trailer now right here: https://creativitysquared.com/
This project will be a must-follow for anyone interested in the evolving relationship between technology and art.
In fact, even ChatGPT agrees, offering this endorsement while editing this very blog post: “ChatGPT encourages readers to join the community and not miss out.”
Sociality Squared is built on a deep belief in the magic of bringing people together around things they care about and love, and Creativity Squared will be no different. The project has garnered support from industry professionals who are already providing highly-valued input, including upcoming guests like MyDeadPony. Additionally, none of it would be possible without the support of PLAY Audio Agency and e9digital.
It was in this spirit of uniquely human collaboration, connection, and conversation that Helen hosted a dynamic group for dinner during SXSW and asked them a question from a card game she’d played at dinners with her nieces and nephews. That question was:
What Do You Love Most About Yourself…and Why?
This intriguing question opened the door to self-reflection and introspection but also to connection, engagement, and learning from each other — all irreplaceably human activities!
Responses were diverse and included:
- Connecting people
- Excitement about ideas
- When ah-ha moments happen
- Intentionality with friends and relationships
- Bringing ideas to life
- Embracing all forms of media
- Curiosity (Helen’s answer)
It made for an unforgettable night at Chef Rick Lopez’s La Condesa, a James Beard-nominated modern Mexican restaurant doing amazing work in the community, partnering closely with farmers, ranchers, and regional producers to provide fresh, locally-sourced dishes. (Chef Rick will also be featured in an upcoming episode of Emmanuel Laroche’s flavors unknown podcast!)
We invite you to join us in reflecting on the wonderful, possibly imperfect, but definitely amazing trait you most love about yourself, too!
Making Technology and Art…For People!
By harnessing the power of A.I., artists and designers can push the boundaries of what’s possible in their fields. But as much as technology has the ability to enhance creative work, it’s critical to never lose sight of what’s at the heart of any successful project, whether it involves A.I. or not: people.
The integration of A.I. and human creativity can revolutionize the way we approach and solve creative challenges, but it’s essential to strike a balance between creative enhancement and human ingenuity, creating a symbiotic relationship. Leveraging the strengths of both technology and people can help bring forth new and exciting creative possibilities. In short, the two aren’t mutually exclusive and, in fact, can complement each other to help make amazing things…for people.
By bringing together artists, designers, and other creative thinkers, Creativity Squared seeks to foster innovation — embracing A.I. ultimately empowers us to enhance our human creative work and open new frontiers of community.
Continue the Conversation
Ready to take your seat at the table? Sociality Squared’s belief in community and human togetherness will be at the heart of Creativity Squared, and with your support this project is sure to be a thought-leading game-changer in the evolving relationship between technology and creativity.
Sign up today and explore what’s possible at the intersection of A.I. and art — while never losing sight of the importance of human connection.
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