Salam Pax’s book version of his blog is even being translated into Norwegian. It’s right at the bottom of Gyldendal’s spring list. Last week I was told that while the internet might harbour an alternate public sphere, fame created on the internet doesn’t translate into real world fame, as real world fame translates into internet fame. How about Salam Pax, I said. Sure, he’s not on the front page of many newspapers. But he first got famous on the internet, and is now part of the traditional public sphere. I don’t think people who really use the net see it as particularly separate to offline media and life. The separatist view is the newbie’s view, “cyberspace”, separate, weird, exciting and dangerous.
Having your own words processed and restated can help you improve your thinking and your writing. That’s one reason why talking with someone about your ideas can help you clarify your thoughts. ChatGPT is certainly no replacement for a knowledgable friend or colleague, […]
Like the rest of the internet, I’ve been playing with ChatGPT, the new AI chatbot released by OpenAI, and I’ve been fascinated by how much it does well and how it still gets a lot wrong. ChatGPT is a foundation model, that […]
A few weeks ago Meta released Galactica, a language model that generates scientific papers based on a prompt you type in. They put it online and invited people to try it out, but had to remove it after just three days after […]
This spring when I was learning R, I came across a paper by Anders Kristian Munk, Asger Gehrt Olesen and Mathieu Jacomy about using machine learning in anthropology – not to classify big data, as machine learning is often used, but to […]
I’m co-organising a preconfernece workshop for AoIR2022 in Dublin today with Annette Markham and MaryElizabeth Luka today, and I’m going to show a few of the ways I’ve engaged with new digital platforms and genres over the years. This is a key […]
I’m (virtually) attending Elisa Serifinalli’s conference Drones in Society: New Visual Aesthetics today, and will be presenting work-in-progress exploring how drones are presented in the 500 novels, movies, artworks, games and other stories that we have analysed in the Database of Machine […]
Regarding ” fame created on the internet doesn’t translate into real world fame”, a test: name former governors of Vermont.
It’s like saying that Internet income isn’t like old money. You can believe this, but all the dollar bills look the same to me.