Creative Pirates — The “Manufactured” Outrage Against AI Art

Marissa Loewen
3 min readDec 5, 2022
My own output from the Lensa AI viral trend sweeping the FB newsfeed right now. You pay for so many images you generate. Me with a head-hand addition or creepy doll look might not make it to a gallery near you anytime soon.

If you find yourself suddenly shocked or outraged about the robots stealing art so people can make brightly coloured selfies that have body parts growing out of their head — I should tell you about cultural appropriation, genocide, PETA lobbying Etsy to throttle Indigenous economies using seal fur, and then we can head into your favourite •any home decor and clothing store• and talk…

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Marissa Loewen

Business Strategist, Community Enthusiast, Idea Catalyst & lover of BIG bold questions, the answers & the spaces in between. www.createtherules.com