My semester is Accounting, Pre Calculus, and Macroeconomics. If I fall off the map for a time, that is why. I want to bring up something here because I have been fiddling around with AI art, and it is currently a hot topic in art.
There is a lot to be said, and I have a couple of books to explain this, more art than writing. But, still, it is something that will, I think, in the later pieces get more explanation because we have a ship of Theseus style thought exercise.
For those who do not know, here is the wiki page explanation.
“The Ship of Theseus is a thought experiment about whether an object that has had all of its original components replaced remains the same object. According to legend, Theseus, the mythical Greek founder-king of Athens, had rescued the children of Athens from King Minos after slaying the minotaur and then escaped on a ship to Delos. Every year, the Athenians commemorated this legend by taking the ship on a pilgrimage to Delos to honor Apollo. The question was raised by ancient philosophers: After several centuries of maintenance, if every part of the ship of Theseus had been replaced, one at a time, was it still the same ship? “
So now we ask, is a piece of art done with an artist’s style according to someone or something, with prompts replaced from original works to whatever is put in, with variables changing still a piece from the artist?
For those that go and get my book, you will find it is very abstract, which is where I think it shines. No rules, just all the pieces in a blender and whipped to whatever is created. Moving forward, I believe that is how I will do it. However, we still have some problems because those stylings are based on artists. While there is no copyright infringement on a style, it is very disrespectful, so where do we draw the line?
Moving forward, I will have to research and see which artists’ styles are available and write myself a no-go list. One book is already done, so I cannot do much, and really the only reason it has not been released yet is that the formatting did not come out the way I wished. As it stands, I have one book of fifty pieces, all abstract, but some are cool, and after formatting, I will leave it as just a fancy picture book letting the points show up more in the next book.
It would be nice to get something up. Goodness knows my book stack to finish is large enough already.
Here is the cover.