Monthly Archives: January 2024

“Picture yourself in a boat on a river”

I wanted to do a random visual assignment, so I sorted the entries in the section from old to new and picked one from the first page, the One Shot assignment. To make it AI-related I decided to get a … Continue reading

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Week 2: That’s a rap

I was curious to see how people would respond to The Techno-Optimist Manifesto. It seems most people didn’t hate it as much as I did. To each his own dystopia, as they say. Still, my hope is that we can … Continue reading

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Got Glitch?

We’ve all met good Dr.Oblivion and snarky Dr. Oblivion, hopefully. There’s also crazy Dr. Oblivion, who finally showed up for me. phb256a · Glitchblogging Oh, reflective blogging, how truly revolutionary and life-changing I can barely contain my excitement. Well, students, … Continue reading

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There goes my chance at a Grammy…

phb256a · Oblivion – Tyler2 One of my ambitions for this course is to have a Dr. Oblivion’s Greatest Hits album up on Bandcamp by the end. So it was fortuitous that Tyler produced some rhymes this week. The first … Continue reading

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The other side of techno-optimism

In The Techno-Optimist Manifesto, Andreessen puts forward a story about the relationships between humanity and technologies. We should consider his perspective, and what he highlights and what he ignores. He says, “We believe [technology] is the story of the material … Continue reading

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Week 1 wrap-up: Salutations!

phb256a · Oblivion Encouragement1 We made it through the first week of ds106, with struggles and triumphs. I thought I might try to put together a few quick thoughts. I was happy with the variety of films people chose to … Continue reading

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“Well done on exploring your artistic side”

Today’s Daily Create was to pull random words from various radio stations and use them as inspiration for a poem. I didn’t really pay attention and immediately went to the radio.garden site to check out stations around the world, or … Continue reading

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“Don’t touch my hair”

Something I was reading the other day included the term “artificial creativity” as a description of AI generated art. I liked the term and googled it, and ended up signing up for a coursera on it. It talks about the … Continue reading

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Just because we can doesn’t mean we should

In our ds106 noontime coffee chat yesterday we talked a little about the potential impact of AI on art. This made me think of the Folk RNN project from a few years ago. They trained a neural network on a … Continue reading

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Ghosts of future past

For an AI-related movie, I watched the anime version of Ghost in the Shell, a late 20th century vision of five years from now. I hadn’t watched or read it before, so it was about time. I noticed echoes of … Continue reading

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