...will androids dream of synthetic woolen sweaters?
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“Art is the only truly effective means we have of engaging, in a communal context, the psyche on its own terms,” writes jF Martel, the co-host of the Weird Studies podcast and the author of the brilliant book “Reclaiming Art in the Age of Artifice”, in which he distills a clear, working definition of art, in relation to its antithesis, artifice.
Treating the episode as a book report, we use the philosophy put forth in its pages as a springboard to examine the implications of ai-generated images, and the potential consequences of outsourcing one’s intuitive sensibilities to a dreaming machine.
Correction: Titanic was 1911, not whatever year I proposed
Find/follow JF: Twitter: @JF_Martel www.reclaimingart.com podcast: www.weirdstudies.com
Extended shownotes (art, links, resources)
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