Borja Bonaque was commissioned by innovation publication, INTELLIGENCE to illustrate for an article in their 4th issue about our relationship with artificial intelligence. The article uses examples of both real and fictional AI machines and asks the very real question of whether or not we're ready.
“We will let them listen in on our conversations: verbal, written, they’ll watch everything we’re reading and writing and saying and hearing….It will be like an assistant that helps you through the day, will answer your questions before you ask them, or even before you realize you have a question….That’s where we’re headed. But then a comment on that is it’s not an alien invasion of these intelligent machines to displace us, we will use them to make ourselves smarter, which is what we do today.”
Thomas Ehretsmann has created yet another amazing portrait. This one was commission by Princeton Alumni Weekly who needed a piece to accompany an article about their famous and influential alumni, Woodrow Wilson." A member of the Class of 1879, Wilson spent 24 of his 67 years at the University, as a striving student, revered professor, and reformist president." Check out the entire article!
"Touch comes before sight, before speech. It is the first language and the last, and it always tells the truth."
- Margaret Atwood
"Observe, record, tabulate, communicate. Use your five senses. Learn to see, learn to hear, learn to feel, learn to smell, and know that by practice alone you can become expert."
- William Osler
"I want people to see what's inside my head rather than just looking at me."
- FKA Twigs
"I do believe that using fragrance is a plus. It's one of our senses and it's be a waste not to use our sense of smell. I also think smell is something that tells a lot about a person."
- Nacho Figueras
"Taste is one of the five senses, and the man who tells us with priggish pride that he does not care what he eats is merely boasting of his sad deficiency: he might as well be proud of being deaf or blind, or, owing to a perpetual cold in the head, of being devoid of the sense of smell."
- E.F. Benson
"You always have to stimulate the senses."
- Henrik Fisker
"All things are in a state of vibration. Vibrations from objects in our surroundings are constantly impinging upon us and carry to our senses a cognition of the external world. The vibrations in the ether act upon our eyes so that we see, and vibrations in the air transmit sounds to the ear."
- Max Heindel
"When you start using senses you've neglected, your reward is to see the world with completely fresh eyes."
- Barbara Sher
"Every second of every day, our senses bring in way too much data than we can possibly process in our brains."
- Peter Diamandis
"We tend to block off many of our senses when we're staring at a screen. Nature time can literally bring us to our senses."
- Ricahrd Louv
"Nothing we use or hear or touch can be expressed in words that equal what is given by the senses."
- Hannah Arendt
"If 'seeing is believing' what happened to taste, touch, sound and smell ? Did our creator really intend to favour sight over the other senses ? I don't believe so."
- ALex Morritt
"All credibility, all good conscience, all evidence of truth come only from the senses."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Maria Corte Maidagan
"Sensual is everything that refers to the delight of the senses. And that's what artists do, is stimulate the senses in any possible way."
"The eye is the most refined of our senses, the one which communicates most directly with our mind, our consciousness."
- Robert Delaunay
"One more organ or one less in our body would give us a different intelligence. In fact, all the established laws as to why our body is a certain way would be different if our body were not that way."
Mark T Smith
"I believe in a long, prolonged, derangement of the senses in order to obtain the unknown."
- Jim Morrison
"All we have to believe is our senses: the tools we use to perceive the world, our sight, our touch, our memory. If they lie to us, then nothing can be trusted."
- Neil Gaiman
"There is no reason to suppose that taste is in any way a lower sense than the other four; a fine palate is as much a gift as an eye that discerns beauty or an ear that appreciates and enjoys subtle harmonies of sound, and we are quite right to value the pleasures that all our senses give us and educate their perceptions."
- E.F. Benson
"Of all the senses, sight must be the most delightful."
- Helen Keller
"When something is new to us, we treat it as an experience. We feel that our senses are awake and clear. We are alive."
- Jasper Johns
"Once you appreciate one of your blessings, one of your senses, your sense of hearing, then you begin to respect the sense of seeing and touching and tasting, you learn to respect all the senses."
- Maya Angelou
"Before two human beings come in close physical contact, their auras have mingled; that is the reason why we 'feel the presence of another' at times before we become aware of him by means of our ordinary senses."
- Max Heindel
"You think about some of the most memorable meals you've ever had; the food will be good but it will often be about locating a mental memory and taste is inexorably linked to all the other senses and memory, so ultimately it is all about taste."
- Heston Blumenthal
"Beauty must appeal to the senses, must provide us with immediate enjoyment, must impress us or insinuate itself into us without any effort on our part."
- Claude Debussy
"We cannot create observers by saying 'observe', but by giving them the power and the means for this observation and these means are procured through education of the senses."
- Maria Montessori
Edward Kinsella III
"The senses deceive from time to time, and it is prudent never to trust wholly those who have deceived us even once."
- Rene Descartes
"Music evokes a lot of different emotions and triggers different senses."
"Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science."
- Edwin Powell Hubble
"A work of art is a world in itself reflecting senses and emotions of the artist's world."
Dongyun Lee was commissioned by Deloitte University Press to illustrate a spread illustration for their 18th issue! The article goes into detail the one element that companies should not only seek out but maintain at all costs, exceptional performance. Read the entire article here!
The Atlantic commissioned Thomas Ehretsmann to illustrate portraits of Nixon and Kissinger for an article about the two larger-than-life characters' foreign policy in the depths of Cold War. A little more to know and the infamous duo. Dark times call for dark portraiture, Ehretsmann's beautiful piece is once again the perfect fit.