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AI Art is for losers
It's time real artists call bullshit.
It’s wild to me that anyone who types a few words into a prompt thinks they’re a visual artist. And yet, “AI visual artists” are popping up like cancerous cells, with AI online galleries, LinkedIn pages, paid workshops, AI prompt books, and even real-life installations.
An algorithm that steals the work of other artists…
That’s bullshit art.
The people who use AI prompts like MidJourney or Stable Diffusion are not artists.
One of these “artists” actually submitted “their work” to an art show and won a prize in Colorado. When asked about it, the guy said, “I’m not going to apologize for it. I won, and I didn’t break any rules.” He later told a journalist, “Art is dead, dude. It’s over. A.I. won. Humans lost.”
This is how grifter tech bros think. 1s and 0s. Winners and losers. This isn’t about the joy of creating something, the satisfaction of expressing yourself, or dedication to a craft. It’s about winning by doing the least amount of work possible.
It’s anti-art tech bro nihilism.
The following is a real opinion articulated by someone on social media:
“Art is no longer a privilege reserved for the elite, thanks to the democratization of art with AI. ”
I know writing the phrase “the democratization of X” makes it sound progressive, “disruptive,” and cool. But it makes no sense. There is no one stopping these people from pursuing actual art!
(Sidebar: AI art is an oxymoron. It’s not art!)
But, listen. I get it. Artist elites make so much money. Why wouldn’t these tech bros want a piece of the pie? Oh, wait? They don’t? There’s actually a term called “starving artist” that’s been around since the dawn of civilization?
Fuck these people!
My dear friends, my friends, who I love so much, please don’t tell me when we’re getting coffee that you’re using ChatGPT to figure out your screenplay or using MidJourney to create concept art for your movie.
I will never use ChatGPT for writing.
I will never use MidJourney over hiring a concept artist.
We ain’t the fucking same.
And listen if you dabbled a little. “Messed around with a prompt.”
I forgive you.
But now is the time to atone for your sins!
Swear off the blinking text prompts!
Do it now before the eyes of God!
Walk away, and all will be forgiven!
But, if you don’t heed my warning, LISTEN UP!
You are now part of the problem.
Are a fucking loser.
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