THE CURRENT PICK
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may repeat myself painfully here - at least with this picture which i published in september 2014 on tumblr then titled »the desperate quest for energy«. later i felt that i had to add a little punchier subline ...
remembering James Baldwin: american novelist, civil rights activist and social justice warrior, born on august 2nd 1924.
AI AND ART AND LIFE AND WORLD
the question will/must arise: how will we clearly differentiate man made from machine generated content [deep faking!]? will there be a way at all? i think here specifically of the media of my core interest [PHOTO/TEXT] but it will be about all areas of human life.
will it be by implementing some kind of imperfection? machines probably can do even that better than humans. but what does 'better' mean in this context: noticeable or almost imperceptible? triggering a thought avalanche in me ...
RUTGER HAUER, 23 January 1944 – 19 July 2019
»I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like... tears in rain. Time to die.«
'tears in rain' monologue by replicant Roy Batty in the 1982 Ridley Scott film 'Blade Runner'
LUCIA SOTNIKOVA QUOTES
»art is an area where you can research anything that makes you curious for a lifetime.«
... on 'why artist?'
»that which is unpopular.«
... on what her sources of inspiration are
»the evolution of living organisms in a slowly digitizing environment.«
... on what topics she is driven by
from NRW-Forum's magazine 'OHNE TITEL#1'
THE PICTURE FLOOD - A SUBJECTIVE CURATIVE ATTEMPT
there were times when i was searching for *the* picture. tumblr let(s) you reblog stuff, so i started my own panopticon/picture world there. sometimes it's quite interesting browsing this stuff and thinking: »hey, my pictural preferences and topics didn't change at all!«
what i find quite interesting: running a second, passive blog [re-blogs etc.] imitates in some ways a workflow known from the KI/machine learning field: GAN [GENERATIVE ADVERSARIAL NETWORK], consisting of one neural 'GENERATOR' network [creating/active = waidwund] and a second 'DISCRIMINATOR' network [curative judging/half passive = waidwund-reblogs]. in machine learning, these networks finetune their knowledge [=algorithm] about human working methods and preferences by mutual acting/reacting in conjunction with some human input and will probably one day be close to what we call perfection in terms of humanly looking results. for me, my pseudo GAN is only for keeping me on track and inspirated and what's for sure is that the common value of perfection in [my personal] photography is in no way my objective. maybe the perfection/imperfection in times of AI discussion will be topic of a later entry in this section.
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