Freethink: Text-to-image AIs are changing art forever

Freethink: Text-to-image AIs are changing art forever . “The beta launch of DALL-E 2 is the latest big move in the growing text-to-image AI space. Here’s more about the industry-leading system, its competitors, and the impact this tech could have on the world of art.” I got my beta invitation Saturday morning. DALL-E is amazing and exciting and intriguing and an ENORMOUS timesink.

Asbarez: Project SAVE Photograph Archives Announces Artist and Research Residencies

Asbarez: Project SAVE Photograph Archives Announces Artist and Research Residencies. “As part of its ongoing new initiatives, Project SAVE Armenian Photograph Archives is launching residencies for artists and researchers. The residencies will take place twice a year and are by invitation only, for the time being. The first residency is planned for this fall.”

Lifehacker: Do You Need Locket, the Latest Trendy Photo-Sharing App?

Lifehacker: Do You Need Locket, the Latest Trendy Photo-Sharing App?. “The latest hot photo-sharing app, Locket, recently raised $12.5 million in funding, making it potentially worth checking out even though it’s still relatively unknown. After launching on New Year’s Day this year, it did rack up over 20 million downloads, but it’s still nowhere as well-known as its peers, Instagram or BeReal…. But what makes Locket different?”

CogDogBlog: Getting Beyond the AI Exuberance of Promptism

CogDogBlog: Getting Beyond the AI Exuberance of Promptism. “I have to admit doing some bit of tossing phrases into one of the DALL-E Mini generators to gawk/shrug/tweet about what emerged. There is a bit of natural curiosity to either get a result that is a stunning graphic but what seems more common in my attempts… crap.”

The Rogersville Review: ETSU’s Archives of Appalachia digitizes Black history collection

The Rogersville Review: ETSU’s Archives of Appalachia digitizes Black history collection. “Given to the university more than 20 years ago, the Langston Heritage Group Collection includes a wealth of historical information about Black churches, schools, civic clubs and organizations throughout Washington County from the end of the Civil War to the present. Thanks to archivists at East Tennessee State University, the collection has been digitized and made available online to anyone interested in this history.”

The Conversation: Social media provides flood of images of death and carnage from Ukraine war – and contributes to weaker journalism standards

The Conversation: Social media provides flood of images of death and carnage from Ukraine war – and contributes to weaker journalism standards. “Photos of civilians killed or injured in the Russia-Ukraine war are widespread, particularly online, both on social media and in professional news media. Editors have always published images of dead or suffering people during times of crisis, like wars and natural disasters. But the current crisis has delivered many more of these images, more widely published online, than ever before.”

The Mainichi: Exhibition of digitized wartime photos organized by Japan researchers to be held in NY

The Mainichi: Exhibition of digitized wartime photos organized by Japan researchers to be held in NY . “The “Wartime Photograph Archive” project features pictures taken overseas by Mainichi Shimbun correspondents during the war, combined into a digital archive that makes it easy to visually grasp conditions at the time while following correspondents’ footsteps. When finished, the collection will include over 60,000 photos taken in mainland China and Southeast Asia, ranging from the Second Sino-Japanese War to World War II. “

PHOTOS: What Hawaii lei makers looked like in 1930s (KHON)

KHON: PHOTOS: What Hawaii lei makers looked like in 1930s. “In 2021, the Hawaii State Archives launched a project to digitize what is physically in the building so everyone can access the files online from home. From people to parades, from buildings to boats, there are thousands of photos from the past that are now available to go through.”

Slashgear: This Rising Instagram Alternative Is Promising Everything Meta Can’t

Slashgear: This Rising Instagram Alternative Is Promising Everything Meta Can’t. “Starting off as an iOS app late in 2021, Glass calls itself ‘a sustainable home for photographers.’ But it’s a far cry from Instagram or any other platform of its kind. To start, you get a clean chronological feed with full-screen photos and no other UI distractions.”

PetaPixel: GFP-GAN is a New Free AI Tool That Can Fix Most Old Photos Instantly

PetaPixel: GFP-GAN is a New Free AI Tool That Can Fix Most Old Photos Instantly. “A newly-released artificial intelligence (AI) model called the ‘Generative Facial Prior’ (GFP-GAN) can repair most old photographs in mere seconds, and it can do it for free.”

Ford Foundation: Ford, Mellon and MacArthur Foundations Transfer Sole Ownership of Historic Ebony and Jet Photo Archive to Getty and NMAAHC

Ford Foundation: Ford, Mellon and MacArthur Foundations Transfer Sole Ownership of Historic Ebony and Jet Photo Archive to Getty and NMAAHC . “A consortium comprising the Ford Foundation, the J. Paul Getty Trust, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, and the Smithsonian Institution, announced today the official transfer of ownership of the acclaimed Johnson Publishing Company (JPC) archive to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) and to the Getty Research Institute, a program of the Getty Trust.”

Search Engine Roundtable: Google Maps May Remove Selfies, Blurry Or Poor Quality Images

SEO Roundtable: Google Maps May Remove Selfies, Blurry Or Poor Quality Images. “Google Maps has updated its photos and videos criteria for the Google Maps user-contributed content policy. Google added selfie photos, excessively dark or blurry images, significantly rotated compositions, and the use of filters that dramatically alter the representation of the place may be removed from Google Maps.”