Photographing dreams

Publish date 26-04-2023

by Luca Periotto

Liminality is a term used to describe the psychological process of transitioning across boundaries called liminal spaces.
The term limen comes from the Latin: it is literally the threshold that separates one space from another.
In a space of time of just 200 years, photography was born, established itself and spread, to then transform itself from a chemical process into a digital tool. Now - it seems - we are truly on the threshold of a shocking technological revolution that will make all the knowledge accumulated up to now in the artistic, creative and humanistic fields drastically obsolete.
It seems that – as it seems – it is true that soon all of humanity will refer to an algorithm to create almost anything, even those recognized as artistic, I am thinking of music, novels, film scripts.

DALL-E is a new artificial intelligence system that meets the needs of graphic designers, painters, sculptors, architects and photographers. He is capable of creating original and realistic images and works of art in a matter of seconds starting from a textual description. It can combine concepts, attributes and styles giving rise to an absolutely new image, following the user's suggestions, as I wanted to do, testing its potential not for commercial purposes.
Born as a research project in 2021, DALL-E2 is currently only available in a beta version released in July 2022 with ethical limitations to prevent its misuse.
According to the designers, the hope is that DALL-E will allow people to express themselves creatively. DALL-E also helps us understand how advanced AI (Artificial Intelligence) systems see and understand our world, which is central to our mission to create AI for the benefit of humanity.

Luca Periotto
NP February 2023

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