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Elizabeth Sandifer

Elizabeth Sandifer created Eruditorum Press. She’s not really sure why she did that, and she apologizes for the inconvenience. She currently writes Last War in Albion, a history of the magical war between Alan Moore and Grant Morrison. She used to write TARDIS Eruditorum, a history of Britain told through the lens of a ropey sci-fi series. She also wrote Neoreaction a Basilisk, writes comics these days, and has ADHD so will probably just randomly write some other shit sooner or later. Support Elizabeth on Patreon.


  1. CJM123
    January 14, 2023 @ 1:27 pm

    I’m contemplating writing an essay on the ways in which AI Art might accidentally have shown the flaws in Deconstructivism and related critical theory. Because it created something that works like supposedly all human communication for Derrida, or its created a dead, contextless author for art for a Barthesian critic, and shown that actually, these theories do not describe art or people’s interactions with art.

    We might still be able to use these theories as part of a toolbox, but AI art certainly feels like an end point of a certain set of theoretical tools by themselves.


  2. Austin G Loomis
    January 23, 2023 @ 6:09 pm

    The prompt was “an ordinary human hand with the normal number of fingers.”

    The result reminded me of the bit late in Lucy where Scarlett Johansson demonstrates what neuro-genetic turn-on can achieve. (I don’t remember if the places I’ve said it include this one, but although Besson uses the “100% of brainpower” bullshit, the actual siddhis Lucy Miller attains, and even most of the order in which she unlocks them, call to my mind the “futique brain circuits” theorized by Timothy Leary and invoked in so much of Robert Anton Wilson’s writing.)


  3. Terry
    April 8, 2023 @ 6:39 pm

    this is a late comment I realize but wrt to:

    Because the plain fact of the matter is that AI art sucks, and it sucks in ways that come down to extremely persistent hard problems in artificial intelligence that absolutely nobody has made any meaningful progress on in decades, the crux of these being that they blatantly lack any intentionality.

    I’d be interested in a good book/essay/article/whatever on the subject of these hard problems that exist in AI. (I’d google but don’t know where to start googling, doubt I’d find useful results, and prefer the filter of a human that knows what she’s talking about.)


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