The idea for project HYPSEUS came about during the 2020 pandemic when I started asking people for recommendations and lists of stuff to watch / listen / read / play during this time where it was hard to find a center and fully appreciate things with all the strangeness of the period. Thinking about this exchange and a very interesting video I had seen regarding the relationship of video-games with the Kantian philosophical concept of the sublime , I decided to create a website that would function as a curated list of things I myself find sublime, in different cultural mediums such as cinema, music, video-games, literature and comics. I am hoping you find these recommendations useful and help out with extending this list by getting in touch and sharing your own recommendations.
The blog section features a selection of different articles relating to the recommendations featured on the website. These articles try to explore a wide array of ideas linked to the media that is shared, and they are FULLY GENERATED BY ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE in this case ChatGPT. This is an experiment to explore the limits of the usage of artificial intelligence and the quality of the content it can generate, given prompts of general ideas I personally would like to explore.
Whereas the beautiful is limited, the sublime is limitless, so that the mind in the presence of the sublime, attempting to imagine what it cannot, has pain in the failure but pleasure in contemplating the immensity of the attempt— Immanuel Kant, Critique of Pure Reason