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.
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, 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).
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.
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
3D video art from my art forum digital algo generative art release “Abstract Originals” (Micro Arts MA1) with video artist and musician Patryk Jaworski.
MA1 Cube Collection 1-7 video still
This site is for my current activities. Links here:
- AI research at UAL London is now listed here
- Books and writing, read now
- Blog for articles, news, updates, links, etc.
- Micro Arts Group – computer art both old and new
Any other activities, please visit the main menu.
Micro Arts MA1:5 Texture Grid
Links to my other sites:
Writing and image creativity apps – AI text generation, plus zooming ZUI notes and image software app. Now called Creativity Support Tools CST
- Story Live (online, AI text generation with editing panel and file export) – this is a new beta web site, from the research study (see menus)
- Notes Story Board (software, for text, plus image import, size and rotate, multiple format export, snap, many features)
- Story Lite (software, text boxes, zooming canvas, multiple format export, etc. No image import)
My other sites:
- Geoff Davis Micro Arts and 3D Video with Patryk Jaworski NFTs on artist site Known Origin
- Write Ngeow – Ivy Ngeow author site
- Ivy Ngeow Architect site
- Building DIY site (leftover from my eco building days)
- Facebook Geoff Davis
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