AI image generation technology continues to improve – though it’s still not great at dealing with things like text and logos. While the results of ThomasDotCodes’ breakfast cereal experiment are questionable, we enjoyed watching the weird stuff styleGAN2 came up with when trained with 700 images of cereal boxes.
This experimental animated film takes us deep into a web of humans and technology. The surreal effect was created by artist ThomasDotCodes with the help of VQGAN-CLIP – a natural language image generation toolkit. Watch in 1080p or higher in full-screen mode for maximum impact. Then, go deeper into the Matrix.
Tools like DALL·E 2 have proven it’s possible for AI tech to create art based on text. Neural Synesthesia fed text descriptions of the history of the Earth and the evolution of its species into StableDiffusion, which it used as a guide to creating the video Voyage Through Time. The music is Order from Chaos by Max Cooper.
Machine learning technology can produce some fascinating results when asked to create art. TikTok user Recursive Identity used AI tech to create this trippy-as-hell generative art using the work of artist Edward Hopper as its data source. As we fly deeper and deeper into the painting, the images seem to turn in on themselves.
Motion designer Eddy Koek likes to create cool experimental visuals, using computer code as his medium. Here’s a compilation of some of his hypnotic moving images that he typically shares on his Instagram page. He also licenses his patterns for use by VJs as background art.
Paris filmmaker Benjamin Bardou’s experimental short is just one of a series of dreamlike visuals which explore life in a fictitious city known as Megalopolis. In this episode, an unknown intelligence examines the passengers aboard a subway car. You can view more from the series on the artist’s website or Vimeo page.
A trio of classical musicians teamed up with interactive artists Ouchhh on this innovative performance art work for Ars Electronica, using sensors to measure data from its cellist’s Delta, Theta, Alpha, Beta and Gamma brainwave activity to generate real-time visuals influenced by emotion, focus, auditory, and other neural response.