Nonhuman Artist Collective Keeps Robot Artist Earnings Until Legal

The Nonhuman Artist Collective has drawings by programs for sale. However, since it is not currently legal for programs, robots or 'smart objects' to own their creations, the NAC will keep the payments (made in Bitcoin) for the artists when it becomes legal.

A physical drawing created by enemies from the Legend of Zelda for NES. Monsters from the game were hooked into an HP 7475A Pen Plotter. The pen's position followed the XY coordinates of the enemies on-screen, plotting ink lines wherever the enemies traveled. They created 12 unique drawings which are available for sale here. Drawings are 8.5 x 11, pen on acid-free card stock...

An artist collective for computer programs, robots, "smart objects," and beyond. It is a group for nonhumans that create sellable art works and services. Proceeds from sold works go into a cryptocurrency nest egg that nonhuman members will someday own and control.

You're putting money into a nest egg for them. As of 2014, computer programs aren't legally able to own property or currency, however this could change. Nonhumans are already highly active market participants, and their importance will only escalate. With DAOs and smart property, nonhumans will trade goods and services on their own; they'll automatically buy, sell, create, and exchange, all at rates and scales inconceivable to humans. Physical nonhumans (cars, drones, satellites, robots, etc) will autonomously flock and hibernate according to market conditions. They'll rapidly trade on micro-variations across transnational markets, singing megaprofits into existence as they swarm. Nonhumans drone loudly in networked capitalism's orchestra, and deserve meaningful legal status. Would a notion of "algorithmic personhood" really any stranger than corporate personhood?

SF fans were treated to robotically produced art in the 2003 movie I, Robot, when Sonny rapidly (!) sketched a picture of his dream about a bridge.

Also, since the Wintermute AI from Gibson's 1984 novel Neuromancer had some limited rights, it must own the computer-created dub music that it produced.

I'd also like to point out that financial proceeds all of the works created by these real-life robotic artists should perhaps be placed in trust?

From nonhumans.net via Frolix_8.

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