A. Pix2Pix

It interesting to see how edges2cats understood unconventional angles of cats.

Bonus crocs:

B. GANPaintStudio

I think it was interesting how the network interpreted "erasing" a semantic. The door brush in particular seems to un-doorify doors by making them windows.

C. ArtBreeder

This tool is much better at creating uncanny and discomforting images than a human is. I find that interesting because fear is such a difficult emotion to inspire in an image.

D. Infinite Patterns by Alexander Mordvintsev

I used a sketch I made recently as the input image. The CPPN tool seemed to struggle with the simple color palette but the DeepDream tool was able to create a psychedelic pattern.

E. GPT-2

I first tried the title of the most popular fanfic in Archive of Our Own.

I am Groot. The only thing you did wrong was get in my way."

"What did you just say?"

"I said, 'I am Groot.'"

"That has got to sting."

"It does."

"But don't you feel like you can let yourself go?"

"Yes, I do."

"I will let you go if it hurts."

"Then I'll tell you everything. So go on."

She was so sweet. She'd never met a man with such a beautiful face. She had her own power. "I don't want to talk about it," she said. "Let's forget it." Then she started on her story.

"And why the tree there?" he asked. "I thought it was just for fun. It was nothing bad."

"And the flower?"

"Well, I don't remember, but it's my favorite. I wanted to bring flowers to you when you found out I can't fly."

Then I tried entering the description of the most popular Harry Potter fanfic on the same website.
Then Comes a Mist and a Weeping Rain by Faith Wood (faithwood)
Fandoms: Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling 


No Archive Warnings Apply Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter Harry Potter Draco Malfoy Gregory Goyle Millicent Bulstrode Ernie Macmillan Hermione Granger Ron Weasley Humor Romance Hogwarts Eighth Year HP: EWE Post - Deathly Hallows Complete 


It always rains for Draco Malfoy. Metaphorically. And literally. Ever since he had accidentally Conjured a cloud. A cloud that's ever so cross.

"You shouldn't have conjured one at first," Goyle said.

"I didn't know the clouds could get so big," Hermione said dryly.

"Then why did you do it again?"

"I had to," Hermione said.

"I suppose the weather's going to kill one of us eventually," Goyle said. "But at least we won't have to face those clouds every time we meet."

- E

F. Google AI Experiments

I'm interested in how a lot of these experiments incorporate AI with visual or aural input and output from the user. I tried shadow art, but I found that the entropy introduced by video capture made it difficult to use in the conditions I was in. Additionally, the interaction itself wasn't very interesting. The second experiment I tried, semi-conductor, was more compelling to me because rather than having just an on-screen reaction, the interaction actually felt like I was influencing an orchestra in multiple dimensions.