Critical Theory has a funny post on how Google’s auto-complete feature critiques the philosophers. I tried their gimmick with some contemporary artists. Just type an artist’s name into a search engine, followed by “is” or “is a.” The auto-complete feature will supply instant art criticism, reflecting the crowd’s latest searches. It seems to work mainly with artists over-appreciated by the news media, and that makes it all the more fun!
In fairness, Google’s auto-complete has issues with contemporary art…
… and modern art.
The crowd doesn’t even like crowd-pleasers.
So who does the cloud-crowd like?