Peli Grietzer recently finished his PhD in mathematically informed literary theory at Harvard Comparative Literature and the HUJI Einstein Institute of Mathematics. His dissertation borrows mathematical forms from deep learning theory to model the ontology of ‘ambient’ phenomena like moods, vibes, styles, and ‘structures of feeling,’ and goes on to deductively derive something like Modernist poetic practice from this premise. He is an on-and-off contributor to the ambient/archival literature collective Gauss PDF, and working on a feature film with video artist Tzion Hazan.
A Theory of Vibe
It is a fundamental property of any trained autoencoder's canon that all the objects in the canon align with a limited generative vocabulary. The objects that make up the trained autoencoder'...