The Princess Influencer: A Fable of the AI Future
I recently had a great time making my first narrative video using images generated in Midjourney. Midjourney has the potential to democratize the world of comics and comic-style videos by empowering those with good imaginations but limited artistic skills. There are a few limitations in the current version I hope will be addressed. The biggest problem…
I’m Dating a Model
I’ve been dating a model. A mental model. We’re inseparable. And so cute! We finish each other’s sentences and stuff. It’s true love! Unfortunately, I keep getting so caught up in our torrid inner love affair that I forget that my perception of the world is mainly based on fictional narratives. I lose touch with…
Embracing the Weird
When people think of AI-generated images, “weird” is one of the first words that come to mind. That’s not a bad thing. As a matter of fact, the weirdness is what I love best. Not just the deliberately odd combinations of styles, characters, and periods. But the unexpected bizzaro strangeness of unforeseen results. The best…
The Court of Public Opinion
This is the start of a new series, visualizing some of my aphorisms with Generative AI images.
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…
Digital Folk Artists
Folk Art: Art and objects made by people who are not artists, using styles and materials from where they live The Museum Network I was very involved in the Second Life art community twenty years ago. Most of the people I met there were actively producing images, videos, and creative writing for the first time in…
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…