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"we’re like an octopus, multiple hearts!"
Status games are fun to analyze and horrible to play. —Liz Hall
🎨🤖 It’s interesting how AI can somehow “get” the feeling of a movie without any direct visual reference to elements from that movie. I’ve been experimenting a bit, here are two examples:
This is an image that I got when I used the Denis Villeneuve film Arrival in the prompt.
Here’s one I got when I used Alex Garland’s Annihilation:
I don’t know about you, but to me, they “make sense” and feel right ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
🛀 I find that there aren’t that many big ideas, but there’s an infinite number of ways to learn and relearn them, apply them to new situations, apply them to the same old situations differently because *we* have changed in the interim, etc.
📚🎁 Just a reminder that you have until December 16th if you want to throw your name in the hat for the signed Claude Shannon bio giveaway. All the details on how to participate are here.
🇨🇦👯♀️🇬🇧 On Friday, it was my great pleasure to talk for the first time with Rohit Krishnan, who writes Strange Loop Canon (at first I thought it was “Cannon”, with two Ns, which would’ve worked too! I just dig the Douglas R. Hofstadter reference, I’m a big fan of Gödel, Escher, Bach and I Am a Strange Loop).
I can’t speak for him, but it was a beautiful moment for me to realize that I had found a kindred spirit on the other side of the ocean, with lots of overlapping Venn diagrams of interests.
If you want to get to know Rohit a bit, check out his writings, but this interview with friend-of-the-show Jim O’Shaughnessy (💚 🥃) is also a good introduction: