Dec 14, 2022 • 21M

"Lonely Surfaces" (Audio Version)

The Convivial Society: Vol. 3, No. 20 (supplement)

 
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Welcome again to the Convivial Society, a newsletter about technology and culture. This post features the audio version of the essay that went out in the last installment: “Lonely Surfaces: On AI-generated Images.”

For the sake of recent subscribers, I’ll mention that I ordinarily post audio of the main essays (although a bit less regularly than I’d like over the past few months). For a variety of reasons that I won’t bore you with here, I’ve settled on doing this by sending a supplement with the audio separately from the text version of the essay. That’s what you have here.


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You can go back to the original essay for links to articles, essays, etc. You can find the images and paintings I cite in the post below.

Jason Allen’s “Théâtre D’opéra Spatial”

Rembrandt’s “The Anatomy Lesson of Dr Nicolaes Tulp”

Detail from Pieter Bruegel’s “Harvesters”

The whole of Bruegel’s “Harvesters”