The Wild Drunkard
The most profound contemporary art I'm aware of is being created by machine learning modules.
Well I can pick different words to be semantically cleaner, but to me this kind of prompt-based GAN art is avant-garde in a more substantive way than any other contemporary art I’m aware of.you can't have profound machine art by definition
Yeah I mean if modernism was about the freedom granted by seeing through the orthodoxy and traditional values, and postmodernism is about seeing through such freedom, it would seem that further progress would require an inflection point that is orthogonal to the metanarrative somehow, and this kind of GAN art is a sort of fetal alien poiesis that is paradoxically entirely human-made, ostensibly ambivalent about the metanarrative.yeah i agree with that, part of the reason i really like it is cos it's a route out of abstraction. i like stuff to o with accident and non-intention on part of the artist and these things don't do what you want them to do which makes the resultant art interesting
I see in GANs an artificial approximation of our own sensory-cognitive apprehension of the world.