Photography is dead, thanks to the culture algorithms

Algorithmic, formula-driven music was the topic of a much longer (2200-word) post I wrote this weekend. Now Apple gives us unashamedly algorithmic photography, to take all the work out of creating an interesting picture.

So now twentysomethings can not only

  • make people think they’re having far more fun than they really are on Instagram, they can
  • make people think they’re far more talented than they really are as well. 

Cultural bankruptcy.