'Spiral Town' AI art controversy

Viral ‘Spiral Town’ painting sparks controversy over AI art

Many people were shocked to learn this optical illusion was AI-generated.

On Sep 18, 2023 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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‘Imitation is not flattering’: Illustrator calls out copy-cat account for stealing her artwork

'It seems you can’t create a single original design.'

On Aug 22, 2023 by Tricia Crimmins

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Reddit’s popular r/place closes on one final ‘F*ck Spez’ note

Reddit users are still upset at its CEO.

On Aug 3, 2023 by Andrea Guzman

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The ‘self-drawn memes’ prove that Twitter meme culture is not dead—yet

The self-drawn memes serve as a test for how Extremely Online a person is.

On Jun 16, 2023 by Tiffany Kelly

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‘Husband probably complimented your art and she’s wildly insecure’: Tenant says landlord’s wife made her wash off her chalk art

'I don't know why chalk art is an issue when it's temporary.'

On Jun 9, 2023 by Brooke Park

Mona Lisa Completed with AI

‘Ever wonder what the rest of the Mona Lisa looks like?’: The latest AI art trend is already controversial

AI creators are using 'generative fill' to expand classic works of art—but detractors argue this ruins the original image.

On May 31, 2023 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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‘I feel like they at least owe you a couch’: TikToker says a painting of his living room is mysteriously in a London gallery

'For some reason, they have an oil painting of my living room.'

On Feb 28, 2023 by Stacy Fernandez

Mona Lisa on display at museum with caption 'THE MONA LISA GOT WHAT' 'POV you go to see the Mona Lisa 4 days before it was stolen' (l) police cars driving with lights on caption 'POV: your in Paris when the Mona Lisa has been stolen' (c) man greenscreen TikTok over image of museum with art not on wall with caption 'I DIDN'T SEE TIKTOK FOR 2 HOURS AND THE MONA LISA GOT STOLEN?!?' (r)

A ‘Minions’ joke convinced all of TikTok that the Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre

The rumor originated with a tourist video of some police vehicles in Paris.

On Jan 10, 2023 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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Artists fed up with AI-image generators use Mickey Mouse to goad copyright lawsuits

'People's craftsmanship, time, effort and ideas are being taken without their consent...'

On Dec 16, 2022 by Mikael Thalen

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‘What future? Because as far as I’m concerned, this planet is dying’: Server calls out customers who question her going to art school

'You should ask them what they went to school for.'

On Oct 6, 2022 by Jack Alban

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Meta employee says Mark Zuckerberg’s metaverse avatar took 40 revisions

'40 forbidden zuck’s are lurking in a crusty facebook server'

On Aug 25, 2022 by Jacob Seitz

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AI program DALL-E mini prompts some truly cursed images

The AI program is generating a feverish stream of art.

On Jun 9, 2022 by Audra Schroeder

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NFT creator Pink Cat disinvited from Toronto comics convention amid plagiarism accusations and online backlash

Widely criticized by the comics community, Pink Cat was accused of plagiarism and cultural appropriation.

On May 31, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

AI-created meditating cat

‘A wise cat meditating in the Himalayas searching for enlightenment’: AI can now generate hyper-realistic pictures from your random sentences

Descriptive sentences become realistic imagery.

On Apr 7, 2022 by Mikael Thalen

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Model accuses artist of painting her face on a nude body without permission

'I feel worthless. I feel used.'

On Apr 5, 2022 by Siobhan Ball