Category: dall-e 2
Biblical Creation Story as GenDI Text Prompts?
/Imagine prompt: Let There Be Light Genesis 1:2 Revised Edition It would be fair to interpret the biblical creation story as a series of short text prompts. Let’s call it Generative DI (Deity Intelligence.) “Let there be light” is just two words in Hebrew. How’s that for efficiency? The comic below is a little riff…
Side Show Romance
Jasper the tiny clown sped through the circus tent to get a better view of the beautiful new contortionist. Liza moved with ease and grace, her lithe body twisting in ways that seemed impossible. Jasper had always been shy around women because of his diminutive size. But after the show, he mustered up the courage…
Muse: Go create something, little monkey! Artist: I can’t. Music: Yes, you can! Artist When? Muse: Now! Artist: Why? Muse: Because something inside you is begging to be born. The image was created with Midjourney, extended in DALL-E 2, and edited and composited using Photoshop.
Artists and Dinosaurs
Fighting disruptive technology is a hopeless battle. This year’s rapid evolution of generative AI tools portends that those who don’t use them will eventually be obsoleted in many creative commercial niches. Disgruntled artists opting out won’t make a substantive difference. Even if their portfolios collectively total a million works, they’re just a fraction of a…
Who’s the Dummy Now?
Who puts words in a character’s mouth? It seems simple, right? The author. But who puts the words in your mouth? Another self-evident answer? Not really. It seems like there’s a single “you” inside who is responsible for all of your words, thoughts, feelings, and actions. There is obviously a single brain and body behind…
The Message of the AI Medium
We Shape Our Tools, and Thereafter Our Tools Shape Us Marshall Mcluhan Marshall McLuhan wasn’t interested in what we do with technology. He explored how technology changes who we are, individually and collectively, psychologically and culturally; for better or worse. Technological breakthroughs cascade in ways we can’t foresee when they first appear: The medium is…
A Cautionary Fable of Obsessive Creativity
Although prudence recommends the lowest effective dose, Dr. Muse always prescribes the highest nonlethal option. Once upon a time, a young man named Redacted was known for his obsessive creative drive. He was an artist, musician, and writer and spent every spare moment creating. As time went on, he became obsessed with his creative Muse,…
Humans are creative geniuses who are able to take isolated pieces of sensory information and transform them into detailed mental models of the world. These mental models are often experienced as objective reality. The process of creating these mental models is similar to the process of creating a homeopathic preparation, where the original substance is…