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June 8, 2022
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As we continue to progress in the realm of technology, we are presented with a plethora of new and exciting possibilities within the sphere of art. One such development is the emergence of artificially generated imagery, or AGI. However, this development also brings with it a multitude of questions and ambiguities. How should we approach this novel form of art? Is it simply another tool for artistic creation, akin to the camera or oil paint? Or are we facilitating our own demise, as machines increasingly assume various tasks within various industries?

There are valid arguments to be made on both sides. Some view AGI as a natural evolution in the art world, a new medium to be explored and utilized to its full potential. Others express concern regarding the impact on human artists and the potential loss of employment opportunities. As with any technological advancement, there is the risk of displacement as machines become more efficient at certain tasks.

Thus, it is essential to consider both the potential benefits and drawbacks of AGI and its place within the art world. While it may certainly prove to be a valuable addition, it is critical to approach it with caution and contemplation. It is also crucial to maintain an open mind and continue learning and adapting as technology and art evolve.

At the same time, it is important to consider the role of human artists in this equation. While AGI may be capable of generating visually stunning artwork, it is the human touch and creativity that imbue art with soul and meaning. The art world has always been a domain for human expression and connection, and it is crucial to preserve this aspect even as we embrace new technologies.

So, as we stand at the precipice of this new wave of AGI, we must ask ourselves: are we prepared to embrace it with open arms, or will we be caught off guard by its potential disruptions? Only time will tell. However, one thing is certain: the future of art and technology is replete with exciting possibilities and challenges, and it will be fascinating to witness how it all plays out. Thank you for joining me on this journey as we delve into the future of art and technology.

The advent of artificial intelligence art tools, like Mid-Journey or Dall-E 2 is changing the conversation rapidly and we are, as we usually do, trying to keep up. And as usual the choice falls to us collectively, not singularly.

Since we don't know what we don't yet know, it's probably half smart to prepare for a journey that, no doubt will revolutionize the art and design, end careers but also bring about new forms of art, of expression and possibilities for more and more people in ways that never seemed possible.

The following are my first steps into unknown.

Android princess, half human, half machine with influences from a renaissance book.

When you give it the Wikipedia description of "The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne" by Leonardo da Vinci (Wikipedia) it looses focus and messes up.

What is that? A panda alien?

If you want o dig deeper, there's a pretty decent explanation on how this works on YouTube. Basically, you gotta know what you're doing and experiment, hope for inspiration and lucky accidents. Which in my opinion isn't too far from what artists are doing anyways, even if nobody wants to admit it.

If you wanna dig deeper, John LePore wrote an interesting thread about it on Twitter and The Verge did a piece on Dall-E 2 that's a really good read.

Hello world is what it said!

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