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Spike’s Autumn issue is decoding AI. As the release of ChatGPT set off an official flurry of brisk developments and prognostications, how is this newest of techs crashing into creativity, labor, and everyday life? Perhaps it’s a cheat code to liberate us from work, extend our bodies in ingenious ways, and lead us to impossible-to-imagine visions. Or it might just dress up old forms of oppression in algorithmic clothes – digital sweatshops training biased data while robots write poems and paint.
So what is artificial intelligence? And what even is intelligence, to begin with? Grab your copy to find out if the revolution will be artificialized. Featuring Lawrence Lek, Tao Lin, Jared Madere, Catherine Malabou, Lev Manovich, Isabel Millar, Mike Pepi, Martine Syms, Suzanne Treister, and many other human minds.
Founded by the artist Rita Vitorelli in 2004, Spike is a bilingual English/German contemporary art magazine, online platform and event space. The flagship print magazine Spike Art Quarterly is aimed at sustaining a vigorous, independent and meaningful art criticism. Essays by leading critics and curators are complemented by other formats offering room for polemics, meditations, and short answers to urgent questions. Published four times a year, Spike offers its readers both intimacy and immediacy through an unusually open editorial approach that is not afraid of controversy and provocation.