The Second Studio Podcast: Interview with Andrew Kudless

The Second Studio Podcast: Interview with Andrew Kudless

The Second Studio (previously The Midnight Charette) is an specific podcast about design, structure, and the on a regular basis. Hosted by Architects David Lee and Marina Bourderonnet, it options completely different artistic professionals in unscripted conversations that enable for considerate takes and private discussions.

Quite a lot of topics are coated with honesty and humor: some episodes are interviews, whereas others are ideas for fellow designers, critiques of buildings and different initiatives, or informal explorations of on a regular basis life and design. The Second Studio can also be obtainable on iTunes, Spotify, and YouTube.

This week David and Marina of FAME Structure & Design are joined by designer and educator Andrew Kudless, Founding father of Matsys, to debate the basics of generative Synthetic Intelligence (A.I.); how he teaches Midjourney; its potential function within the structure occupation; the evolving function of an architect; how college students can take advantage of the instruments; and extra.

Highlights & Timestamps


(00:00) Educating

The scholars are paying for an schooling… Anybody can be taught something… You might be taught nearly something on Youtube nevertheless it’s possibly not one of the best ways to be taught and it’s not a really targeted strategy to be taught. (04:14)

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(05:06) Introduction to Midjourney and AI

It’s going to take loads of resistance… as a result of A.I. is performing some heavy lifting, we then simply fill the house that’s created with extra work for ourselves. I hope [instead[ we take the space and go to the movies or go outside and go on a walk or whatever it is. (40:17)

It’s a huge problem that we’re going to have to deal with… [in Midjourney] there’s a mannequin known as an ‘aesthetic predictor’ it’s basically a mannequin that has been skilled on a bunch of photographs that people have judged from 0-10 [based on what is visually pleasing]. Midjourney doesn’t offer you simply any picture whenever you enter a immediate, it’s proscribing the varieties of photographs that come again to you which are most likely between a 7.5-10. So it’s not letting you have a look at any ugly photographs. So it’s extremely biased towards ‘stunning’ typically in a western sense of what magnificence is as properly. (44:27)

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(47:55) Value to make use of A.I. instruments

(54:13) Producing Choices

This know-how is so vital that we shouldn’t depart it within the arms of Microsoft, Google, Apple, and Fb as a result of they’re placing their hand on the size in quite a lot of methods just like the programmers are figuring out the weights on these fashions of what you may and may’t do. And I do not know in case you ought to belief all these firms to make these choices. (01:01:20)

(01:13:47) Educating Midjourney

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The explanation I believe that the architects will nonetheless be priceless is that simply because you may make an attractive picture doesn’t suggest that that is structure. (01:19:27)

Take a look at The Second Studio Podcast’s earlier editions.