Art and image in the era of the algorithm


Dreams are among the most spontaneous expressions of human existence. Although they have been the subject of studies for more than a century, there remains an aura of mystery regarding their activation and functioning mechanisms. But dreams are also related to the concept of creativity, and the processing processes that concern them closely resemble creative processes. Onirica () by fuse*, transforming the stories linked to dreams into a flow of moving images, thanks to the use of automatic learning algorithms capable of translating textual content into images, poses some questions. To what extent can artificial intelligence help us understand typically human phenomena? How do algorithms and creativity interact? How is the creative industry (cinema, photography, literature above all) changing? Originality versus standardization, amazement versus alarm, new opportunities for artists versus risks: these are just some of the polarizing themes that have emerged in recent times.