Walter Benjamin

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The Work of Art in the Age of “Mechanical” Reproduction: Reflections in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

In his seminal essay “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction,” Walter Benjamin deeply explored how the techniques of mechanical reproduction made possible by photography and cinema in the early 20th century radically transformed the status, aura, and value of artworks. Today, in the era of artificial intelligence, we find ourselves facing a new revolutionary turning point in the reproducibility of art, with even more disruptive consequences.