MachineMachine /stream - tagged with art en-us LifePress <![CDATA[Anatomy of an AI System]]>

A cylinder sits in a room. It is impassive, smooth, simple and small. It stands 14.8cm high, with a single blue-green circular light that traces around its upper rim. It is silently attending. A woman walks into the room, carrying a sleeping child in her arms, and she addresses the cylinder.

Sun, 26 Feb 2023 08:51:25 -0800
<![CDATA[AI art is only good for hollow, hotel lobby pieces - New Statesman]]>

An AI-generated image. Illustration by MoiraM/Alamy How much would you be willing to pay an artist for a portrait? £500? £200? How about $7.99 for 50? Over the last few days my social media feeds have been dominated by friends sharing Lensa selfies.

Mon, 12 Dec 2022 01:53:21 -0800
<![CDATA[Creative and/or weird uses and abuses of Twitch streaming]]>

I am interested in innovative, creative uses and/or abuses of the Twitch streaming platform. Streamers who have used the platform as a creative medium, regardless of its (main) intention as a place for game streaming. Art and performance are what come to mind, but I am open to anything, either a single use case or a particular streamer who uses Twitch in an ongoing 'weird' way. My knowledge of Twitch is small, so I am limited on examples of what I mean... but the streamer 'Sushi Dragon' is doing super amazing things. Using the Twitch platform as a way for viewers to kind of 'programme' his dancing routines. Users respond in live chat, and the responses determine what music is played, filters drafted, and how Sushi Dragon is supposed to respond (and dance). The results are often hilarious.

Thu, 17 Nov 2022 07:11:18 -0800
<![CDATA[Holly Herndon on the power of machine learning and developing her “digital twin” Holly+ | The FADER]]>

The FADER Interview is a brand new podcast series in which the world’s most exciting musicians talk with the staff of The FADER about their latest projects.

Fri, 03 Jun 2022 01:52:13 -0700
<![CDATA[The NFT Has Changed Artists. Has it Changed Art? - The New York Times]]>

Around 1425, the Florentine artist Masaccio painted the first major works in one-point perspective. That revolutionized what artists could do ever after. In Paris in 1839, Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre demonstrated his new photographic invention.

Sat, 05 Mar 2022 13:51:07 -0800
<![CDATA[Geraldine Juárez on NFTs & Ghosts]]>

I remember reading about Geraldine Juárez’s 2014 bitcoin-burning experiment at the time and getting immensely impressed by its boldness. Back then, crypto seemed like a fringe phenomenon – worthy of radical artistic interventions but not earnest policy debate – so I didn’t make much of it.

Mon, 28 Feb 2022 00:52:40 -0800
<![CDATA[The Rise of “Immersive” Art | The New Yorker]]>

The lights were off, the air smelled faintly of roses, and New Age music flowed from room to room.

Mon, 28 Feb 2022 00:52:21 -0800

From floating ‘3D street art’ to a talking Henri Rousseau painting, Meta’s vision of the future is drained of all imagination When I was a kid, I had a book about the future.

Thu, 25 Nov 2021 01:51:41 -0800
<![CDATA[This artist claims you can torrent a blockchain’s worth of NFTs - The Verge]]>

In what may be one of the better pieces of performance art this year, Australian Geoffrey Huntley has created a website that promises to let you torrent an entire blockchain’s worth of NFTs.

Thu, 25 Nov 2021 01:51:35 -0800
<![CDATA[Bloomberg - Are you a robot?]]>

This summer, when Fame Lady Squad launched, claiming to be the first ever female-led crypto art collective, it quickly raised $1.5 million from people who wanted to support underrepresented artists.  Weeks later, it turned out, the group was actually run by men.

Thu, 25 Nov 2021 01:51:30 -0800
<![CDATA[NFTs might not solve the digital art authenticity problem.]]>

When Christie’s auctioned for $69 million a “nonfungible token,” or NFT, linked to the digital collage Everydays: The First 5000 Days, many people asked WTF was an NFT? And why was a relative unknown artist by the name of Beeple now the third-highest selling living artist—for a digital work

Mon, 17 May 2021 23:55:37 -0700

This portal contains hundreds of references arranged along subject, themes and media in eight bibliographies.

Thu, 15 Apr 2021 22:36:40 -0700
<![CDATA[What Does It Mean To Buy a Gif? | Jack Rusher]]>

It’s everywhere on the Internet right now—NFT this, Rarible that. Tokens, tokens, come get your tokens! We’ve got people shouting that the whole idea is an absurdity or an abomination, others saying it’s only a cynical cash grab, or that it is yet another harbinger of ecological disaster.

Wed, 31 Mar 2021 07:55:33 -0700
<![CDATA[Beeple thinks NFTs are a bubble, cashed out ETH earnings straightaway - Crypto Daily™]]>

In an interview with The New Yorker, Beeple said that as soon as he received his stash in ETH, he became concerned regarding Ethereum’s volatility, hence the immediate move to convert everything to US dollars. “Boom, 53 million dollars in my account.

Wed, 31 Mar 2021 07:55:32 -0700
<![CDATA[Opinion | NFTs: What Are You Paying for When You Buy a GIF for $25,000? - The New York Times]]>

On March 13, Li Jin sold a GIF for $25,000. A link to the moving image, which was assigned a unique bit of code as proof of authenticity and stored on the blockchain, was purchased at auction via the cryptocurrency Ethereum and sold in 24 hours.

Wed, 31 Mar 2021 07:55:19 -0700
<![CDATA[Jonathan Beller: NFT Does Not Stand for Non-Fascist Token, but It Should - CoinDesk]]>

The same fascistic tendencies Walter Benjamin saw in the rise of mass media are at play in the NFT "revolution," too.

Wed, 31 Mar 2021 07:55:16 -0700
<![CDATA[Joyful Militancy | The Anarchist Library]]>

To survive. Just keep it alive Like the moment when I first heard Gil Scott-Heron, I knew upon first read that I would return to this book.

Wed, 03 Mar 2021 00:36:31 -0800
<![CDATA[When Futurism Led to Fascism—and Why It Could Happen Again | WIRED]]>

In 1909, a poet named Filippo Marinetti was driving along in his brand new Fiat when he came across two cyclists in the road. Marinetti swerved to avoid hitting his fellow travelers, sending his car into a ditch and completely destroying the vehicle.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 06:55:08 -0800
<![CDATA[Cyberfeminism Index]]>

Cyberfeminism Index is INCOMPLETE and ALWAYS IN PROGRESS. Commissioned by Rhizome, it premiered with New Museum’s First Look. The printed publication Cyberfeminism Catalog will be published by Inventory Press in 2022. Please feel welcome to contribute using the “submit” button at the bottom of all pages.


Cyberfeminism cannot be reduced to women and technology. Nor is it about the diffusion of feminism through technology. Combining cyber and feminism was meant as an oxymoron or provocation, a critique of the cyberbabes and fembots that stocked the sci-fi landscapes of the 1980s. The term is self-reflexive: technology is not only the subject of cyberfeminism, but its means of transmission. It’s all about feedback.

Thu, 22 Oct 2020 11:59:18 -0700
<![CDATA[An Open P2P Resource for AI technology: Art, Academia and Activism – Marc Garrett. Exploring Class in Postdigital Cultures]]>

An open knowledge list for all to add to, use, and share with others.

Wed, 14 Oct 2020 23:59:31 -0700