The resulting “photo” is not just a snapshot, but a complex and nuanced reflection of the location you are at, and perhaps how the AI model “sees” that place. https://bjoernkarmann.dk/project/paragraphica
A world of deep fakes, mimicry loops and worsening inequality is not an inevitability. It’s a set of policy choices.” #ai #llm https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2023/may/08/ai-machines-hallucinating-naomi-klein
Slide to Unlock #ux #seriousgames https://cs.uwaterloo.ca/~csk/slide/
Only a comprehensive reconfiguration of property rights over the increasingly cloud-based instruments of production, distribution, collaboration, and communication can rescue the foundational liberal idea of liberty as self-ownership. https://www.yanisvaroufakis.eu/2023/06/01/the-strange-death-of-the-liberal-individual-project-syndicate-op-ed/
Sound & Music
“Perhaps more than anything else, ambient country reflects the loneliness of America’s sprawling hinterlands. With no fences or neighbors comes freedom, but also pangs of desolation. Lassoing the ardor of post-rock, the zeal of experimental music, and the lyrical introspection of Americana, it’s the sound of the human vacuum that exists between heaven and ground, the liminal spaces untouched by boot heels and mile markers.” https://daily.bandcamp.com/lists/ambient-country-list
#sunra was an experimental artist in the truest sense of the term. Unlike many others who adopt that name—posers who take few genuine chances despite all their posturing—Sun Ra actually conducted real-time experiments in the recording studio. If his laboratory blew up, it was okay. He would be moving on to something else, no matter what. https://tedgioia.substack.com/p/the-hit-singles-of-sun-ra
Big chunks of provincial history, Indigenous experience, and familial connections are all filtered through the near-psychedelic interpretation of Yahgulanaas’s visual style.” #comics #graphicnovel https://thetyee.ca/Culture/2023/05/31/Haida-Manga/
Politics & Economics
1. pit religious, racial, and economic groups against one another to break down national unity.
2. In place of international cooperation, seek to substitute a perverted sort of ultra-nationalism which tells their people that they are the only people in the world who count.
3. the world has but two choices—either fascism or communism, and they label as ‘communists’ everyone who refuses to support them. #facism #politics