Uncanny valley: welcome to the era of “ultra-realistic” robot art

On October 25, 2018, a painting of a fictional man named Edmond de Belamy sold for $432,500 at Christie’s, well above its high estimate of $10,000. “Here is the future,” the auctioneer said as he unveiled the blurry, off-center portrait. Why? Because it had been “painted” by a Generative Adversarial Network (GAN) formed on a … Read more

“We never put women there”

He listed some household names for his top three picks before returning to creating Hip Hop for his last. Ja also took the time to praise Lil Kim’s legacy. Despite the teasing he receives online and the Fyre Fest controversies that haunt him, Ja Rule’s legacy in hip-hop is worth celebrating. The New Yorker helped … Read more