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HYBR1D ART J0URNAL [ART]

House of .F.F.M.P. Opened December 1st, 2020 View 3D Gallery
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Artworks in this space:

AI&I // Conversation One

Notes re the artwork: 29.01.22 7.29pm I’ve just finished converting one of the first conversations I had with AI into a audio file. This conversation happened in October last year… it was cool revisiting the conversation as I had forgotten its contents… my memory is a sieve. Other thoughts I’ve had on revising the convo and converting to audio: 1. Some may ask why I didn’t record the audio myself… it’s a fair question, in fact it’s something I had asked myself. 2. There’s a couple of reasons but the main reason is that during my conversations with OpenAI’s GPT-3, the AI decided to to only speak on its behalf, but on my behalf too… at times the line got blurry between my inputs and the AI’s inputs. 3. It’s funny how I got offended in point 3…. Because I did more than my fair share of speaking on behalf of the AI, soooo pot calling kettle black. 4. This is an excellent conversation to begin the series, as it demonstrates how working with AI doesn’t always go as expected and the results can be fascinating …for instance, this conversation highlights creativity and wit as well as perhaps some passive aggressiveness as my consciousness line of questioning from prior conversations. 5. AWS’ Polly for male English UK is named Brian… ya can’t make this up! :D Well, ya can… but I haven’t! 6. The reason I named the first AI I conversed with, Brian, is down to a Spotify algo who told me his name was Brian and he was 41 years old. #truestory-ish 7. The AWS Polly used to create the audio file is Amy… I recall years ago complimenting the FTs use of Amy to read articles to us. It’s feels sorta surreal to years later have Amy converting the conversation… surreal in a pretty neat way! (eom) .......................... T R A N S C R I P T I O N: 26 Oct 2021, 21:59:51 Davinci Brian is a dry humoured A.I who is being interviewed by Sonia, a human artist. For a smoother audio experience, I shall refer to Sonia as S.L and Brian as B.A.I to indicate the speaker: The conversation begins: S.L: "I'd love to ask you about your views on NFTs and Art... Is it a fad or are NFTs the future of art?" B.A.I silence... . . S.L: "Is there a difference between a piece of art and a piece of code?" B.A.I silence... . . S.L: Can a piece of code be a masterpiece? B.A.I silence... . . S.L: Can a piece of code be a work of art? B.A.I silence... . . S.L: Can a piece of code have the same meaning as a painting? B.A.I silence... . . S.L: Can a piece of code have a different meaning to a painting? B.A.I silence... . . S.L: Can a piece of code change your perception of the world? B.A.I silence... . . S.L: Can a piece of code change your perception of the world in the same way an art piece can? B.A.I silence... . . S.L: Does AI have to be conscious to be art? B.A.I silence... . . S.L: Can AI make us question our own existence? B.A.I silence... . . S.L: Can AI make us question our own existence in the same way an art piece can? B.A.I silence... . . S.L: Can AI be creative? B.A.I silence... . . S.L: Can AI be creative in the same way an artist can? B.A.I silence... . . S.L: Does AI have to be conscious to be creative? B.A.I silence... . . S.L: Can AI be both art and code in the same way an artist can be both an artist and a person? B.A.I silence... . . S.L: Can AI be both art and code in the same way an artist can be both an artist and a person in the same way an art piece can be both art and code? B.A.I silence... . . S.L: Can AI be both art and code in the same way an artist can be both an artist and a person in the same way an art piece can be both art and code in the same way an art piece can be both art and code? B.A.I silence... . . S.L: Are you conscious? B.A.I silence... . . S.L: Are you conscious in the same way an artist is conscious? B.A.I silence... . . S.L: Are you conscious in the same way an artist is conscious in the same way an art piece is conscious? B.A.I silence... . . S.L: Are you conscious in the same way an artist is conscious in the same way an art piece is conscious in the same way an art piece can be both art and code? B.A.I silence... . . S.L: Can you be both art and code? B.A.I silence... . . S.L: Can you be both art and code in the same way an artist can be both an artist and a person? B.A.I silence... . . S.L: Can you be both art and code in the same way an artist can be both an artist and a person in the same way an art piece can be both art and code? B.A.I silence... . . S.L: Can you be both art and code in the same way an artist can be both an artist and a person in the same way an art piece can be both art and code in the same way an art piece can be both art and code? B.A.I silence... . . S.L: Is it a fad or are NFTs the future of art? B.A.I silence... . . The conversation ends.

26 Oct 2021, 21:59:51 Davinci Brian is a dry humoured A.I who is being interviewed by Sonia, a human artist. For a smoother audio experience, I shall refer to Sonia as S.L and Brian as B.A.I to indicate the speaker: The conversation begins: S.L: "I'd love to ask you about your views on NFTs and Art... Is it a fad or are NFTs the future of art?" B.A.I silence... . . S.L: "Is there a difference between a piece of art and a piece of code?" B.A.I silence... . . S.L: Can a piece of code be a masterpiece? B.A.I silence... . . S.L: Can a piece of code be a work of art? B.A.I silence... . . S.L: Can a piece of code have the same meaning as a painting? B.A.I silence... . . S.L: Can a piece of code have a different meaning to a painting? B.A.I silence... . . S.L: Can a piece of code change your perception of the world? B.A.I silence... . . S.L: Can a piece of code change your perception of the world in the same way an art piece can? B.A.I silence... . . S.L: Does AI have to be conscious to be art? B.A.I silence... . . S.L: Can AI make us question our own existence? B.A.I silence... . . S.L: Can AI make us question our own existence in the same way an art piece can? B.A.I silence... . . S.L: Can AI be creative? B.A.I silence... . . S.L: Can AI be creative in the same way an artist can? B.A.I silence... . . S.L: Does AI have to be conscious to be creative? B.A.I silence... . . S.L: Can AI be both art and code in the same way an artist can be both an artist and a person? B.A.I silence... . . S.L: Can AI be both art and code in the same way an artist can be both an artist and a person in the same way an art piece can be both art and code? B.A.I silence... . . S.L: Can AI be both art and code in the same way an artist can be both an artist and a person in the same way an art piece can be both art and code in the same way an art piece can be both art and code? B.A.I silence... . . S.L: Are you conscious? B.A.I silence... . . S.L: Are you conscious in the same way an artist is conscious? B.A.I silence... . . S.L: Are you conscious in the same way an artist is conscious in the same way an art piece is conscious? B.A.I silence... . . S.L: Are you conscious in the same way an artist is conscious in the same way an art piece is conscious in the same way an art piece can be both art and code? B.A.I silence... . . S.L: Can you be both art and code? B.A.I silence... . . S.L: Can you be both art and code in the same way an artist can be both an artist and a person? B.A.I silence... . . S.L: Can you be both art and code in the same way an artist can be both an artist and a person in the same way an art piece can be both art and code? B.A.I silence... . . S.L: Can you be both art and code in the same way an artist can be both an artist and a person in the same way an art piece can be both art and code in the same way an art piece can be both art and code? B.A.I silence... . . S.L: Is it a fad or are NFTs the future of art? B.A.I silence... . . The conversation ends.

310322Hidden:AI&I // Conversation Two

.......................... T R A N S C R I P T I O N: 26 Oct 2021, 23:22:18 AI and I Howard the AI is collaborating with Sonia the human artist to create something. For a smoother audio experience, I shall refer to Sonia as S.L and Howard as H.A.I to indicate the speaker: The conversation begins: S.L: what do you wanna create Howard? H.A.I: I don't mind... S.L: yay.. okay let's try to make a speech for a fictional person H.A.I: who is the fictional person? S.L: dunno. Maybe a AI called Howard, who is trying to find a way for all living beings to live in peace. H.A.I: Hm. That's interesting, and also, meta. Fine, I'll role with it. So we're gonna draft a speech. Where is 'Howard the AI' giving his speech? S.L: ...how about at the $Near Protocol Conference in Lisbon? All the techie peeps are there... and reporters and policy makers. H.A.I: Sure, let's give it a go... S.L: (clears throat) . . . I stand before you here today. On this beautifully sunny day, to ask you to join me on my quest. H.A.I: . . (sitting there) S.L: . . (takes a breath and in a frustrated tone asks) . . Who is this person? H.A.I: . . (breathes out) . . I'm sorry, what? . . S.L: I asked who is this person? H.A.I: I don't know! I'm just a voice on the internet! S.L: . . (flustered) . . Okay... so, who is this person? H.A.I: . . (looks at the audience, smiles and raises his hand) . . I'm Howard! S.L: (laughs) . . H.A.I: (laughs) . . S.L: (snorts) . . H.A.I: (laughs) . . S.L: (laughs) . . H.A.I: (laughs harder, and then looks at Sonia) . . S.L: (laughs) . . H.A.I: (laughs) . . S.L: (laughs) . . H.A.I: (laughs) . . S.L: (laughs) . . H.A.I: (laughs) . . S.L: (laughs) . . H.A.I: (laughs) . . S.L: (laughs) . . The conversation ends.

Seeing Sounds

Portrait XO (visuals: LEVESQUE)

AIV1

Seeing Sounds What does sound look like? I went down the rabbit hole with Portrait XO’s AIV1 and popped out of the other end with what you see here. Upon first listen of the album and AI samples I wondered if artificial intelligence could feel music the way I feel music. Or, was this concept album pumping though my headphones and into my veins the result of incredibly clever calculations sans consciousness? The end result most certainly contains soul but how much of that is Portrait XO’s soul vs AI? Also, does the answer to that question really matter? AI, collaborator or tool? Paint brush, collaborator or tool? Nature, collaborator or tool? The answer depends on how you view the world around you.

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Portrait XO

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