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AI Aesthetics

Lev Manovich. AI Aesthetics. Moscow: Strelka Press, 2019.

AI plays a crucial role in global cultural ecosystem. It recommends what we should see, listen to, read, and buy. It helps us make aesthetic decisions when we create media. In professional cultural production, AI has already been adopted to produce movie trailers, music albums, fashion items, product and web designs, architecture, etc. In this short book Lev Manovich offers a systematic framework for understanding cultural effects of AI adoption. He challenges existing ideas and gives us new concepts for understanding media, design, aesthetics, and cultural research in the AI era.

About the publisher:

Strelka Press is a digital-first publisher of new writing on architecture, design and the city. It is part of Strelka Institute - a non-profit international educational project, founded in 2009 and located in Moscow. Manovich was teaching in Strelka's New Normal program during 2017-2019.

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