IN THE MIND OF AN ARTIST
The Interview – Part 4
Answered By A.W. Mundt-Davis
I use metaphors like ‘ The Watchful Satan’ and ‘ Scrolling Down Gods’ when expressing my views on artificial intelligence and social media. Which metaphors would you use regarding the internet intrusion in human life? And what is your philosophical view on how most technology improvement seems to rather kick off chunks of people out of the board or invade their way of life changing it forever?
I was a tech for a university for a while. Well, my experience with that field, I do say, troubles me: to be more clear, when the field, or some of its components, are set on helping the value and quality of the machine and forget how to interact with people, and value the machine over the people they come into contact with regularly, I have to play Pink Floyd, regularly, to balance my emotions, Radiohead, too. That journey of missing out on my education has encouraged me to study ludites, and try to save money for an unplug tattoo. Again, others smarter than me have already reported on this, by design, by design, it’s designed to keep you connected at all times, the profile, is a representation of AI, and the business, and the platform, want you there, sitting, not moving, mindfully scanning away its research, its development, all the while, self-serving, making life an obstacle to our wants harkons a philosophical mind smarter than me, in Kierkegard, teleologically, that professors tell me struggled philosophically with the concept of heaven, when people just wanted to bypass all the problems and just get to it without living, except there’s heaven in a convenient device that can fit in your pocket, while culture and other things of intrinsic value, just goes to the wayside. I compare the effect of typing into a search engine with scrying through a crystal ball.
If given a choice of rather going back in history or forward into the future; which time, place or event would you aim to witness, participate or die in? And why? Or if you choose instead to visit tomorrow, what would daily life look like? And who do you imagine yourself being?
Oh, gosh, oh gosh. I’d like to go back to prehistory. I’m aiming at reliving cave painting and celebrating female huntresses apart of hunting packs, instead of the female compartments the patriarchy, developed later on, or would want with which into force them (same compartments I speak out against), and to celebrate in that female strength. I’d like to see pass the pandemic tomorrow, people putting down clubs, warheads, guns, protecting each other, I would be much greyer then, I would like to sit by a stream, maybe die and come back as a fern tree, maybe animals would sleep next to me, birds could make nests in me, what birds are left. Maybe the air is cleaner to breathe. Perhaps, there’s a group out in front of me, testing the stream, working to protect it, and the ecosystem I’m a part of, maybe there’s camp outs where others learn about survival, and use some limbs I’ve dropped to create survival huts for the night, or there own artificial light well into the night by which they perform sketches and songs; maybe someone would sit ‘neath me and write a poem.
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One thought on “IN THE MIND OF AN ARTIST“I would like to sit by a stream, maybe die and come back as a fern tree,…””
Yes it is a bit concerning. Because so many people are at universities they get to the other end with a glut if people wualified in that industry. I went to an alumni night once and was soeaking with law graduates. They had been unsuccessful getting any type of role and were back at university doing further studies in a different field. Maybe though people should research their options before going into a course based on what they love rather than what is needed. Not playing into the machine unnecessarily.