Journeys in Latent Space
This year we’re seeing the field of synthetic media shift from the academic and theoretical to a surge of change in all areas of content creation: design, photography, writing, art, music.
New algorithms are capable of producing images, text, video and sound of surprising quality. It used to be that you’d need a team of Hollywood professionals to produce such content, but today anyone can do it from home, without special expertise and at endless scale.
Whenever creating something new: an important email, an interesting painting, an image for your social media post, you are faced with a moment of horror. The blank page. How would I know how to fill this page? This problem is about to be replaced with a whole new problem, one which is no less difficult. Now you’ll be facing a huge haystack of possibilities, you’ll have to find your own special needle in it.
How does it all work? How can machines be creative? And where does all this take us?