The synthetic dimension can be thought of as a "tent" for the real. In this view, the "tape" is a device for recording data. The "tapes" are the data that get recorded into the tape. The tape is a record of the data on the "Tape" (the real). The recording of the real is an act of memory. The recording is the act of the tape, and the memory of the memory is the tape itself. (The tape is the device which stores the recorded data on it.) It is the memory which is recorded in the tape. It is also the tape which is used to store the data on the tape in the recording. The tape is not the device through which the data is recorded on it, but the device, and through which it is read from it. (This may seem confusing, but it really isn’t, because the tape is the device and the tape recorder is the tape.) There’s no reason to think the tape and the device have anything to do with each other.
Aesthetic image synthesis (AIST) is a method of image synthesis which uses the perceptual properties of a given image. AIST is closely related to a number of other popular methods that use the perceptual characteristics of real-world images, such as photorealistic art. The main difference between AIST and its predecessors is that, unlike the other methods, AIST does not generate a new image by making a new set of perceptual decisions based on the input image. Instead, it combines the predictions of several filters, which have different weights. In this way, it is able to learn the perceptual properties of the input.
Curated by Joe Gilmore, June 2023
Paul Frank Rogers