Steven Zapata

Steven Zapata is an American artist with 12 years of experience in commercial design, illustration, and art education. He has contributed to video games and movies such as The Elder Scrolls Online and Disney’s Noelle. Steven has also designed theme parks and experiences both domestically and abroad including the USA Pavilion for World Expo 2020, Warner Bros. World in Abu Dhabi, and the Harry Potter Studio Tour in London. He has also taught design and storytelling at Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles, and has a YouTube channel where he shares his love of drawing with students from across the globe.

Participant Schedule

Saturday 10/28 10:00AM - 11:00AM

Create, Don’t Scrape: Glaze protection from AI

Room 101-102 | Steven Zapata, Jon Lam, Mia Araujo, Karla Ortiz, Ben Y. Zhao

Join the discussion of Art and Science as we delve into the threats of unregulated generative ai against artists. We will discuss the scraping of art without Consent, Credit, Compensation, and use of generative AI models to target artists through style mimicry. We will also discuss the development of adversarial tools (such as Glaze) to protect artists, their design, usage and limitations, followed by a Q & A"
Friday 10/27 12:30PM - 1:30PM

Art and Law: Empowering Artists Against Ai

Room 211 | Steven Zapata, Harry Jiang, Karla Ortiz, Travis Manfredi (Saveri lawfirm)

Navigate the intersection of art and law in this pivotal session aimed at equipping artists in the age of AI. Explore the increasing challenges of Generative AI scraping and artist identity theft, and arm yourself with the knowledge and tools essential for protection. This talk is designed to empower creatives to safeguard their work and identity, offering practical strategies and legal insights to combat the risks emerging in the digital landscape. Don’t miss the chance to fortify your artistic future in this era of technological advancement.