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Art Is Dead, Dude…!?

Published September 11, 2022 by Nan Mykel

Jason Allen’s work, “Theatre D’Opera Spatial,” took home the blue ribbon in a  Colorado fair’s contest for digital artists, becoming one of the first A.I.-generated pieces to win such a prize. It set off a fierce backlash from artists….

Mr. Allen, the blue-ribbon winner, said he empathized with artists who were scared that A.I. tools would put them out of work. But he said their anger should be directed not at individuals who use DALL-E 2 or Midjourney to make art but at companies that choose to replace human artists with A.I. tools.

“It shouldn’t be an indictment of the technology itself,” he said. “The ethics isn’t in the technology. It’s in the people.”

And he urged artists to overcome their objections to A.I., even if only as a coping strategy.

“This isn’t going to stop,” Mr. Allen said. “Art is dead, dude. It’s over. A.I. won. Humans lost.”

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Kevin Roose is a technology columnist and the author of “Futureproof: 9 Rules for Humans in the Age of Automation.” @kevinroose  Facebook   A version of this article appears in print on Sept. 3, 2022, Section B, Page 1 of the New York Times

Make a Collage! Or….

Published May 9, 2020 by Nan Mykel

Think about something else!

                          

  Curiosity…

   beauty…

    creativity…

    giggling…

    a newborn…

    a puppy…

   a calming photograph…

    an electric blanket…

 a loving memory…

 

 

 

 

 

a yummy mystery story…                 

A Tree Library

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

a belly laugh….

    

 

 

 

 

 

Photo credits:  shells  http://katiemiafrederick.wordpress.com/

tree library:  https://littlefreelibrary.org/

Micropoetry Month: Nov 2017: #8

Published November 9, 2017 by Nan Mykel

I had to re-blog this… My favorite is Number 6 — visit her site to read after 1-5…

THOUGHT PURGE

Micropoetry MonthThe last time I tried my version of Wallace Stevens’ “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird” I called it “ Thirteen Ways of Looking in the Mirror” . Think I need to change my perspective!

Try your own set of thirteen (or three or ten) or share any other form of micropoetry using comments or Mister Linky! Here’s mine.

Thirteen Ways of Looking at Myself

(1)

my silence
is the space
I concede to you,
sometimes
willingly

(2)

as a fragment of a fragment
of a fragment…
should I worry
that I am incomplete

(3)

whatever you see
when you see me,
know that inside
I am polished mirror

(4)

my anger has a way
of finding hidden words
while pain sits in the dark
reading someone else’s poems

(5)

what I know about love
I learnt from the river
that polishes one stone
into a…

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Creativity : Koestler

Published August 27, 2016 by Nan Mykel

“All creativity is a kind of  do-it-yourself therapy, an attempt to come to terms with traumatizing challenges.,,In the artist’s case, challenge and response are manifested in his tantalising struggle to

express he inexpressible, to conquer the resistance of hisKoestler             medium, to escape from the distortions and constraints imposed by the conventional styles and techniques of his time….”

Discussing creativity in the sciences,  Koestler quoted Einstein who said, “The words of the language as written or spoken do not seem to play any role in my mechanism of thought, which relies on more or less clear images of a visual and sometimes muscular type. It seems to me that what you call full consciousness is a limited case which can never be fully accomplished because consciousness is a narrow thing.”

“There are always large chunks of irrationality embedded in the creative process, not only in art (where we are ready to accept it). but in the exact sciences as well.”

From Arthur Koestler’s  The Ghost in the Machine, Macmillan 1967.

Test Your Creativity

Published June 27, 2016 by Nan Mykel

When I was in graduate school my professor Morgan Worthy Ph.D. published a book on creativity.  If my memory doesn’t fail me, it was called Aha!  Tonight while readying for the carpet installers, I came across a page from it and thought I’d share:

Flexible thinking aids creativity:

No. 80

___1.Catch at                                        A. Saying grace

___2.Jet set                                           B. Roll call

___3.Seven come eleven                     C. Persian conversing with Siamese

___4.No tab sent                                   D. Quick hatch

___5.Name dropping in Monaco       E. Present

 

No. 81

___1.Out and out                                   A. Of flight

___2.Monologue                                    B. Bourbon Street

___3.Parallel bars                                  C. Solid state…………I can’t figure this one out

___4.Hashed                                           D. Double play

___5.Lenient sentence                          E. Fun house

 

No. 82

___1.Snow bank                                      A. Trust company

___2.Rear view                                       B. In an atomic nightmare

___3.For altogether                               C. She has a good voice

___4.Fall outfits                                     D. Book by Dr. Spock

___5. Put out the best silver                E. Get loan without collateral

 

No. 83

___1.Fighter plane                                A. Whistle

___2.Banker                                           B. Hopefully not horizontal

___3.Refuses                                          C. Fancy Pool shooter

___4.Electrical inspector                     D. Circuit judge

___5.Bullet                                              E. Article in magazine

 

When you have finished, make up your five:

___1.                                                           A.

___2.                                                          B.

___3.                                                          C.

___4.                                                          D.

___5.                                                          E.

 

Here’s more:  Aha!: A Puzzle Approach to Creative Thinking available in Hardcover, Paperback at Barnes and Noble

 

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