The Spirit of AI—Call for Submissions
Metapsychosis is currently accepting essays, poetry, fiction, visual art, film, and music that explores the broad philosophical, existential, and spiritual questions relating to the rapid evolution of current AI technology, including ChatGPT, DALL-E, and other forms of generative computation that mimic, amplify, and transform human creativity.
We are looking for insightful and thought-provoking pieces that dive deep into the heart of the spiritual implications of so-called “artificial intelligence.”
As we witness the rapid evolution of AI in our society, we can’t help but wonder about the implications of such technology for our minds, bodies, and souls. The prospect of intelligent machines has the potential to change our world in profound ways—some may argue that it can bring us closer to our spiritual nature, while others may fear it will take us further away.
Beyond such either/or binaries, how might a collaboration between Spirit and Silicon not only advance the human project, but also lead us to encounter the more-than-human dimension (including the natural world) in new and surprising ways? We invite writers and artists to explore the following questions through their creative work:
- What is the nature of consciousness, and can machines possess a spiritual essence?
- What kind of relationship can exist between human and AI beings, and what implications does it have for our spirituality?
- How can we ensure that AI is aligned with our spiritual and ethical values?
- What impact can AI have on our understanding of God, the soul, and the afterlife?
- How might art be inspired by AI without losing its authenticity or originality as art?
We welcome innovative and imaginative work that challenges conventional thinking and inspires new modes of inquiry. Join us in exploring the Spirit of AI and the implications it holds for our collective evolution!
Submission deadline: extended to May 12th, 2023. Please send your work to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line, “The Spirit of AI – [Your Name/Title].” For more information about our submission process, visit our Submissions page.