One agent represented the talent for these fascinating films. According to the agent, the initial choice to play the central character in ‘The Man Who Fell To Earth’ was peter O’Toole until Maggie Abbott – the agent, now retired and writing books in the desert near Palm Springs – suggested Bowie was the only guy who was made for the role.
Truth and veracity is not the point here, quite the opposite… it is rather about reinstating disbelief in the datafication system and drawing attention to the possibility of error, to the amplification of bias. The project is carnivalesque in its use of amplification…. or rather, by demonstrating that the algorithm itself is a source of grotesque amplification of bias. Is Father Ludo Vicarious that far-fetched from our current use of AI judgement in the judiciary system?
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He arrived in England with a bang when, only in his mid-twenties, he opened The Scene Club in Great Windmill Street in London. The Who and The Rolling Stones played there and it had a reputation as a place for the developing Mod scene.
Speechless we stared into a valley a thousand feet or so below us. There between the dappled sunlight, which came down in late afternoon shafts, was a strangely private looking scene of outstanding natural beauty with deer grazing happily. It was like looking back into another time, like in one of the stories I’d read about when Geronimo took to the mountains and hid from the federal forces in a secret valley.