MacVoices #23217: MacVoices Live! – AI-Created Art and Graphics (1)

This MacVoices Live! episode considered the implications of AI-generated art and graphics with one recent real-world example. Chuck JoinerGuy SerleDavid GinsburgBen RoethigEric BoldenKelly GuimontWeb Bixby, and Mark Fuccio discuss the implications of AI in entertainment, especially in light of the writers strike, privacy concerns, and the need for ethical and practical considerations for all involved parties (Part 1) 

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Show Notes:


0:01:16 Shoutouts and Absences: Britt, Jeff, Jim, Brian, and Ken
0:02:41 Star Trek Convention and the Actors’ Strike
0:03:56 The 57 Year Mission at Creative Entertainment
0:04:31 Comic Book Predicts Actor Strike and Computer Generated Images
0:05:31 The Foretelling of the Actor Strike in a Comic Book
0:07:04 State Fair Excitement and Deep-Fried Delights
0:09:29 Kansas City Skyline and Background Competition
0:10:57 AI-Generated Art and Digital Manipulation
0:15:32 Unintended Consequences of Developing Tools with Nefarious Intent
0:18:06 Concerns about Deepfake and Manipulation of Politicians’ Voices
0:24:57 Privacy Concerns and the Impact on Personal Safety
0:28:26 Mark Webb and Eric share their perspectives on the discussion
0:30:39 Uncertainty about the issues in the writer’s strike
0:31:17 Hollywood Studios Exploiting Writers and Actors
0:32:52 Early struggles with QuickTime streaming and dial-up connection
0:33:51 Concerns about the Future of Business and AI
0:34:46 Concerns about the Implications of Computer-Generated Art


Creation Entertainment 57-Year Mission (look for art at bottom of page)

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Reuben Flagg


Web Bixby has been in the insurance business for 40 years and has been an Apple user for longer than that.You can catch up with him on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Eric Bolden is into macOS, plants, sci-fi, food, and is a rural internet supporter. You can connect with him on Twitterby email at [email protected], on Mastodon at @[email protected], and on his blog, Trending At Work.

Mark Fuccio is actively involved in high tech startup companies, both as a principle at, or as a marketing advisor through his consulting practice Tactics Sells High Tech, Inc. Mark was a proud investor in Microsoft from the mid-1990’s selling in mid 2000, and hopes one day that MSFT will be again an attractive investment. You can contact Mark through Twitter, LinkedIn, or on Mastodon.

David Ginsburg is the host of the weekly podcast In Touch With iOS where he discusses all things iOS, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch, and related technologies. He is an IT professional supporting Mac, iOS and Windows users. Visit his YouTube channel at and find and follow him on Twitter @daveg65 and on Mastodon at @[email protected]

Kelly Guimont is a podcaster and friend of the Rebel Alliance. You can also hear her on The Aftershow with Mike Rose, and she still has more to say which she saves for Twitter and Mastodon

Ben Roethig has been in the Apple Ecosystem since the System 7 Days. He is the a former Associate Editor with Geek Beat, Co-Founder of The Tech Hangout and Deconstruct and currently shares his thoughts on RoethigTech. Contact him on  Twitter and Mastodon.

Guy Serle, best known for being one of the co-hosts of the MyMac Podcast, sincerely apologizes for anything he has done or caused to have happened while in possession of dangerous podcasting equipment. He should know better but being a blonde from Florida means he’s probably incapable of understanding the damage he has wrought. Guy is also the author of the novel, The Maltese Cube. You can follow his exploits on Twitter, catch him on Mac to the Future on Facebook, at @[email protected], and find everything at


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