Boxing Day AI

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Inspired by reading Peter Frankopan’s ‘The Earth Transformed’ and his consideration of the pro-animal ideas of Kaibara Ekken, I prompted DALL-E inside ChatGPT 4 to ‘create a photorealistic image of ChatGPT in conversation with Google Bard about neo-Confucian Japanese philosophy’. I also used Bard, which isn’t an image generator but which has overtaken ChatGPT in historical analysis, especially as it …

Co-Evolution of Photography and Technology

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Call me lazy, but I asked ChatGPT to write an essay on how, from the beginning, photography has been totally intertwined with technology. in fact, both developed each other, and now we are facing the next generation of AI imaging tools. I prompted to include discussion of Vilém Flusser‘s work, and in particular his definition of ‘apparatus’. Here is what …