Computer Aided Narcissism and Text Generators

Computer Aided Narcissism and Text Generators Social Media Approval Reduces Emotional Arousal for People High in Narcissism: Electrophysiological Evidence https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnhum.2019.00292/full https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collective_narcissism https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/the-modern-heart/201906/10-surprising-ways-spot-narcissist-social-media   Picture credit – SF novel cover excerpt for educational uses – The Silver Eggheads by Fritz Leiber

Tower of Doom part 2: The Bloody Tale

Episode 2 of the Tower of Doom. Any horror/death related texts will be in this series. You have been warned. Although they are pretty innocuous.  See also Tower of Doom 1: The Distant Shout of the Great Storm. This is not part of the classic literature series. I am generating text from short phrases that I Continue Reading

A Mountain of Pent Up Tears – children’s stories generated texts

Children’s stories – this is part of the classic literature series on this blog, experiments in hybrid fiction.  I turned out so fast, I barely looked back. (I turned to look, only to find the figure had gone.) What has gone before was the dark room. In the far left corner lay a pile of Continue Reading

All the Rubbish of a Great City – classic literature vs text generation

  From the series of classic literature vs the future… All The Rubbish of a Great City Part 1: No Sun Ever Since That Day   Dear Farewell You may be glad to see your letter of 6th April last from me. You are still in the good humour of the last time, and I Continue Reading

Guess the original classics – Born Into Slavery

This is a game to see if you can identify the original story author in the generated text below. It has a new title: Born Into Slavery. The generated text is followed by the classic story which was used as the prompt for the computer generation. For technical details see end.   Born Into Slavery Continue Reading

Computer-Human Hybrid AI Writing and Creative Ethics

Introduction This blog is about my 2020 research into computer text generation and the effects on professional ands amateur writers. I am working on this topic at the University of the Arts London (UAL CCI, Dir. Mick Grierson). No-one has asked creatives or writers what they think of the new ‘AI’ systems that generate readable Continue Reading