Imagine I installed a bucket of paint on top of a ladder, with a canvas underneath. I carefully balance the bucket of paint, and measure the amount of paint in it. I connect a small string to the handle of the bucket, and once all components were ready I pull the string. The bucket falls, the paint spills and results in a beautiful composition, with compelling accents and negative spaces.

Who made that art? Was it me or gravity?

With that in mind — what is generative art, and how flawed is the statement I made an AI make X”?

Probably as hyperbolic as saying that I made gravity make a painting.

Daily Note

November 22, 2018