Tweet of the Day, Here! Have Some Nightmare Fuel! edition.

I can come up with precisely one useful application for AI art: cosmic horror props. When you need something that hideously apes the works of man, hoping to trick your brain long enough for the trap to be sprung, AI’s gonna be your huckleberry. I mean, check this [expletive deleted] out:

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Tweet of the Day, I Straight-Up Respect The Con edition.

As I noted on Twitter, it’s good for people with more money than sense to give that money to artists. At worst the money will be used to indulge various personal vices, not I dunno, indirectly funding terrorism or something. …Hrm. I wonder if the dude charged for shipping?

Via @alexthechick.

Tweet of the Day, Giving Money To Random Deranged Online Game Designers Is No Basi… Hold On edition.

Actually, giving money to random deranged online game designers instead of corporations is a perfectly good basis for a system of distributing disposable income.

Quote of the Day, Totally Sounding Like A Broken Record Here edition.

(Via Facebook) It’s like a sore tooth, sorry. I can’t help but poke at it, especially since I haven’t had lunch yet. Also, this excuse about why Worldcon was in the People’s Republic of China is just… fascinating. Also, kind of bigoted? I mean, geez, English is a required subject in their schools.

While Sanford welcomed the participation of new Chinese fans, other people were alarmed that many of the Chinese votes for Chengdu were written in the same handwriting and posted from the same mailing address. The chair of the convention that year, Mary Robinette Kowal, says some members of the awards committee wanted to mark those votes as invalid. “But if you’re filling out a ballot in English and you don’t speak English, you hand it to a friend who does,” she says. “And the translation we’d put in could be read as ‘where are you from,’ not ‘what is your address.’”

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Tweet of the Day, AI ‘Art’ Is A Self-Correcting Problem edition.

The more people lean on this crutch*, the worse the crutch gets. And the better my stuff looks, so note that I am arguing against interest here.

#commissionearned

*There’s nothing wrong with crutches… if you need one to walk. Just don’t expect to win many footraces with them.