An orc smiling into the camera


People increasingly understand themselves in the mirror of artificial intelligence. AI increasingly (mis)informs us about what is the self as well as the artefacts that surround the self. Society’s preoccupation with AI becoming more ‘human-like’ makes us overlook an inverse, much more relevant question: In what ways are we becoming more machine-like? An example is how people try to figure out what a good AI-prompt might be to create more images like an existing one. In other words: how to use machine-friendly language?  “An orc smiling into the camera”.