The NY Times recently published a thoughtful story that discusses artistic influence, both in the traditional sense and in the context of a computer algorithm. The conversation centers on the work of beloved filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky.
I’m still trying to wrap my mind around it all. There seems to be a correlation between how Alejandro’s work was absorbed and referred to by subsequent filmmakers and how his work was ingested and metabolized by computer programming. But these two things are not the same. I want to say that influence is not the same thing as algorithm. But looking at these images, how can I be sure?
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