Hiya guys!! So it's the new year ay! and it looks to be probably quite a challenging one for many who may find their livelihoods disrupted by the accelerating AI revolution.. Like many I am excited by many of the positive possibilities it could open up for mankind, though cautious of the way it may be rolled out..
Like any powerful technology if not ethically implemented with wisdom, may prove to benefit the few alone, furthering an already deepening inequality in the long run..
The ease of producing amazing works of art and literature without the tedium of the creative journey that mankind has always had to grapple with, raises concerns of the collective dulling of human consciousness, for the difficult, messy and often times long journey of the creative process is where deep conscious growth lies. The endeavor itself rather than the end result is often where man has found true meaning..
the difficult, messy and often times long journey of the creative process is where deep conscious growth lies. The endeavor itself rather than the end result is often where man has found true meaning..
This will be quite lost when a constant flow of ready made art and literature will be produced with a few simple phrases and a touch of a button.
One could not fault many ( especially the young, yet to have experienced the richness of the journey, still budding in skill and eager to manifest the plethora of ideas dancing in their minds), from skipping the tedium for quick and exciting results. Humans now playing the roll of an art director or commissioner alone, while AI will be so advanced as to, in essence, be the actual artist rather than just a tool..
What will be lost to the human psyche with this simple elimination of the creative process?..
No doubt many, anticipating the negative effects this might pose, will shield their young and still inculcate the creative process in their minds.. What segments of society might be left out of this forethought though? Much like one hears of Silicon Valley reticent of exposing their own younglings to the distractions of the very tech they themselves stream out for the wider public to consume with ever more addictive enhancing algorithms, so too may this be the case for the AI revolution, where we may find much of society engulfed in this new, possibly mind altering technology, before understanding its consequences to human cognition..
In my humble opinion, a revolution of this magnitude to the whole of mankind cannot be left to be implemented by the few with monied interests...
A revolution of this magnitude to the whole of mankind cannot be left to be implemented by the few with monied interests...
These are just a few of the thoughts that have been swirling in my mind about a revolution I had imagined to be years (if not decades) away, rather than just months..
What are your thoughts?...
Meanwhile here are a few of my latest sketchy studies available for collection..
Ta dear friends and Happy New Year!!!.. :D
p.s. All my writings and art are created 100% Without AI assistance.
( This disclaimer will seemingly need to be a thing from now on looks like ;) )
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Latest Daily Alla Prima Oils.
Hiya guys, Can't say as many of these dailies have been turning out as I'd like. Painting them each within a set limited time frame has proven challenging and these latest actually extended beyond the 1h set quite a bit.
Still I think it's really good practice to to try to quickly think of all the variables required for a good compo / painting - hues, temperature, composition, light, hard & soft edge, depth, weight and so much more.
I see these dailies as just sorta sprints to prime my brain to think quickly through the problems that I have already practiced thinking about in longer drawn out artworks though. Done on their own, they would probably have the terrible effect of inculcating a shoddy habit of mindless quick painting.
It's a skill to work methodically with precision while still doing so fast. Setting a time limit for a painting like this should be done purposefully as a side to the real practice of creating art where one has all the time needed to work out and ruminate on all the nuances of a piece. One naturally gets faster at it in time anyway.
Anyways all new dailies (that have survived) are posted on Studies before anywhere else so do drop by if you are interested! :)
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