The Prophecies of AARON
In 1973, Harold Cohen created a computer program that could paint and draw. Where does his invention fit in current debates about AI and art?
In her latest video, Ann Hirsch—the Scott Rogowsky of NFTs—takes on a curated NFT exhibition: “Web 3.0 Aesthetics: In the Future Post-Hype of the NFTs,” organized by Annka Kultys Gallery for LaCollection. Ann talks about digital pieces by Marjan Moghaddam and Stine Deja that reflect the uncanny manipulation of bodies both on and offline, as well as videos by Ziyang Wu, Jeremy Bailey, and Danielle Braithwaite-Shirley that explore the possible futures suggested by the digital present. These visions are mired in fear, but full of hope.