- Feb 21, 2020
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For anyone unable, or unwilling to click the YouTube link above; the subject is AI art (IE: computer generated art).
This is the best, and worst thing I have ever seen in my life.. Why on earth would you automate artistry.. For the people born into this cold concrete world, our creativity is one of the last true bastions of our humanity. So why would we automate that, as if it were an inconvenience to overcome.. I mean, a part of me is extremely curious to download and try this out, just to see what it can come up with. But my logic dictates that I SERIOUSLY hope that this glorified algorithm is NEVER perfected. If it were possible to physically destroy this thing so that it may never see the light of day again, I would highly recommend that.
I've been enough of an artist to feel confident about calling myself an artist for the past few years or so, and still, what I'm able to come up with, pales in comparison to what people can come up with in a few clicks, using the above software.
This is probably the best I've come up with so far.
Honestly though, it's not even about my personal grievances as an artist.
So much of our world is cold, and emotionless. We're willing to allow millions of people to suffer, and starve, and die. And we don't speak a word of any of that unless it affects us directly. We get in an uproar about gender, and identity politics, yet we don't put a thought towards the mass homeless population, and overpriced education system.
My point is, many of us need mediums like art; in order to express ourselves, or even to work as a therapeutic tool which helps us to deal with the harsh realities outside of a screen, or canvas.
Oh, of course, someone will probably pipe up with the argument "Well, nothing is stopping you from being an artist.". And sure, some may choose to put their time into artistry regardless of what innovations are created to automate, and invalidate their dedication, and devotion to the craft. But I believe that many more will put down their brushes, and many more than that, won't ever pick up a brush to begin with.
Because, when you can pick up a remote to change the channel, who's gonna walk to the TV to do the same thing in a less efficient manner?