Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Genuine, umm ...

As computers get better at copying things, especially in 3D, our sense of what is genuine and original is going to be under attack. But I think that in this great battle of artistic standards, we can leave the in-store ad I saw today on the sidelines. The new idea here is that you bring your photograph to the store, and it gets converted into a painting that features genuine artistic digital brushstrokes. I'd like to set myself up as an expert able to distinguish the genuine artistic digital brushstrokes from the fake ones, but I doubt there'd be much call for my services.

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