PLAYBOT by Min Kim
213mm x 276mm, 36 pages, Colour printing, Saddle stitched, Softcover, 2021
The first-ever entertainment magazine made by machines for machines. The creative process follows a machine-to-machine interaction which rarely involves humans in the loop. From its words and images to its printing and binding process. Despite the fact that most images were generated based on non-sexual inputs, the machine classified them as “racy” and “adult.” How did they come to such a decision? And how can this classification benefit or harm society? Whilst suggesting a new form of visual culture, Playbot challenges the viewer to ponder upon the bias and continued expansion of machine learning.