What Is It

“What Is it?” features 25 images described by both a human and a picture-describing bot. Human descriptions are featured on the recto, while the image and bot-generated description are featured on the verso. It closes with an essay exploring objectivity, meaning, and the value of human judgment in an artificially intelligent world. Published for the 2017 Portland Zine Symposium, it is available at Issues in Oakland, The Grand Newsstand and Needles and Pens in San Francisco.


8.5” x 5.5”
56 full-color pages