AI and creativity, an interview with Kevin Donnellan

Kevin Donnellan from Explainable was kind enough to interview me with some very interesting questions. Here’s the full interview: First off, The Infinite Conversation. What first sparked the idea, why Herzog and  Žižek? And could you talk through how practically you set it up? I wrote extensively about how the idea came about in this article. …

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The notion that AI-generated videos will end Hollywood seems as absurd to me as the 19th-century idea that photography would render painting obsolete.

However, just as photography led to a shift in painting’s focus away from realism, AI may also reshape the film industry in unforeseen ways.

My own personal Žižek

A few days ago, I woke up to the news that Slavoj Žižek wrote an article published on Die Zeit (behind paywall) about my latest work, the Infinite Conversation. I was elated to realize that the project had eventually landed on his desk, and overjoyed to see that he opened his article, in perfect Žižekian …

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Dissection of a scam

Most internet-savvy people develop a kind of natural resistance against spam, obtrusive advertisement, and online scams. Stopping for a second to ponder the state of things reveals a wealth of information not only on the scammers themselves, but also sheds light on the people being scammed. A few days ago I noticed at the end of …

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Keep up with the times

  The mechanism of Antikythera is an ancient Greek “Analogue computer” used to calculate astronomical positions. It’s a fascinating piece of technology that represents the earliest known mechanical clockwork: it is believed to have functioned as a set of at least 30 different bronze gears which several studies tried to reconstruct as digital or physical models. Its …

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