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Geoff Davis London computer artist writer

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September 2022

AI Anthology

The new book of AI co-created hybrid stories, poems, texts is in draft mode and will be circulated to the entrants next month. Publication is November 2022, depending on the pipeline at the publisher. I am editor, and have also provided some examples from my own research and creative work.

Such as the AI text generated story below, although this had minimal editing. Sometimes it flows really well in that ‘weird’ AI style (GPT-2, yes this an ‘old’ piece). The prompt was the first line.


AI Clown

Why don’t cannibals eat clowns?

Because cannibalism doesn’t produce the same health benefits as killing clowns, you will have only about 60% of your body weight of body fat left, leaving you with less body fat and no protection against the other 50%.

By choosing a suitable size clown, you can take advantage of that. If I am in a small town and in need of a good pair of shoes, I’ll eat an ogre and I’ll have about 100% body fat and 70% of my body weight in a pair of shoes. What the hell am I supposed to do, I am going to starve?! In that case I would just have to get one of those, because those are probably my only options.

Also, by choosing a size bigger or smaller than I am currently supposed to be, you can take advantage of that as well. I’m going to give up on these shoes and use the boots instead. I mean that literally.

If I were in a small town where there is limited supplies, and the only food available is a variety of meats and fruit that I’m supposed to eat (such as a spider or something), I would eat some squirrel.

But if there’s too much food and no other choice, then I will instead go for the more dangerous monster I can get. Now the issue of choice is just that these are all options. You don’t know what your favorite will be unless you decide to look into it.

For example, while you can choose a size small enough to be your “smallest” and go for the larger you’re going to be the bigger your body fat will be, it just won’t work like that. The bigger you get, the bigger your body fat will be so it’s not going to be as easy to “do the right thing.”

What you want is for your body fat to be close to your own body weight, which is probably going to be under 0 (the ideal is probably between 10 and 12).

Also what you want is to weigh on average only about 70-75% of your body weight (about 70lbs for one person, or roughly a fat person for another).

That’s what makes you a normal person.


Circular River – novel

Circular River cover Geoff Davis 2022
Circular River cover Geoff Davis 2022

Circular River, my novel is finally getting published (I started this in 2014). Illustrations are being designed using AI text to art, with post-production editing, and this is taking a while. As you can see above, the main problem with AI is massive over-production. The images above are from using one style only, there are unlimited styles. This leads to choice anxiety or decidophobia (just found this word).

The novel prequel will get released beforehand.

SIgn up for free prequel

Anyone on the Story Software mailing list will get the Circular River prequel (first few chapters) so if you want to sign up please email:  info at storysoftware dot com

With these AI text and art systems, there is the ‘casual creativity’ if no single output is required – the joy of unlimited creation (using a text prompt to create creativity). 

August 2022

AI text and writing – my research on AI text and writers, that you might have been involved in (summer 2020, using my app  Story Live with GPT-J 6B, NeoX 20B etc.), is now online at UAL Research at: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/18621/

July – end September 2022

Micro Arts Group exhibition at British Computer Society Moorgate London July to October 2022. I founded and coded Micro Arts in the 1980s.

See Micro Arts Group for more details.

Geoff Davis Micro Arts exhibition
Geoff Davis Micro Arts exhibition

February 2022

I’m editor of a new book of AI co-created hybrid stories, poems, texts. See Story Software for more details of this first ever AI Fiction Anthology 2022

If you have a late entry, please contact me via Twitter Micro Arts Group

2021-22 

3D video art from my art forum digital algo generative art release “Abstract Originals” (Micro Arts MA1) with video artist and musician Patryk Jaworski.

Click for NFTs on Known Origin / Featured Artists / Trending / Micro Arts Group

MA1 Cube Collection 1-7 still

MA1 Cube Collection 1-7 video still

My old Micro Arts Group work is in the Computer Arts Archive collection please visit.


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Micro Arts MA1:5

Micro Arts MA1:5  Texture Grid

This work has just been added to the Computer Arts Society’s Archive (British Computer Society) – visit archive

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Writing and image creativity apps – AI text generation, plus zooming ZUI notes and image software app. Now called Creativity Support Tools CST

My other sites:

This is from Death In The Bubble World (G Davis 1997) which I have put on this site

In the News…

Metaverse – 3D and VR

Here’s my VRML (1996) gallery ..

VRML gallery Metaverse 1995
VRML gallery [Metaverse] 1995
VRML gallery Metaverse 1995
VRML gallery [Metaverse] 1995