When Words Become Seen

Though I've been aware of AI since I moved to San Francisco, over a decade ago, the application didn't hit home until a friend suggested I play around with the text-to-image digital art generator, Midjourney.

When Words Become Seen

Being a late-bloomer, in almost every area of my life, I finally got artificial intelligence in this, the last month of 2022.

Though I've been aware of AI since I moved to San Francisco, over a decade ago, the application didn't hit home until a friend suggested I play around with the text-to-image digital art generator, Midjourney.

The idea of turning words into art — transfixed me. Mostly because I have always communicated better in writing, given time to think, edit, and re-write.

The first image I generated - based on the idea of a salmon in space.

For people, like myself, who are creative, but haven't learned to code, and are not naturally talented when it comes to art or music - the opportunities AI-generated art offers, at minimum is a great way to create one-of-a-kind art for your office walls.

Now for more digital art...

/imagine: chinese lucky cat, brought to life in suburban neighborhood
Prompt: butterfly works part-time at a diner, she is tired, but she is strong, she serves coffee much of the time, but also writes on her downtime — anthropomorphic, realistic, photographic

For fun, I used ChatGPT to describe what AI-generated art is, and its pros and cons.

AI-generated art refers to artwork that is created using artificial intelligence algorithms and techniques. These algorithms can generate images, music, and even writing that is inspired by or based on real-world examples.
One of the main advantages of AI-generated art is that it can be created quickly and easily, with minimal human input. This can be especially useful for artists who may not have the time or resources to create traditional artworks. AI-generated art can also be used to create unique and original pieces that may not have been possible with traditional methods.
Another advantage of AI-generated art is that it can be more accessible to a wider audience. Since AI algorithms can be trained on large amounts of data, they can learn to create art that is similar to a wide range of styles and themes. This can make it easier for people who may not have a lot of artistic skill or experience to create their own artwork.
However, there are also some potential downsides to AI-generated art. One concern is that it may lead to the loss of jobs for human artists, as AI algorithms can potentially replace them in some cases. Additionally, some people may argue that AI-generated art lacks the authenticity and personal touch that is present in traditional artworks.
Overall, AI-generated art can be a useful tool for artists and creators, but it is important to consider the potential risks and limitations of this technology. It is also important to recognize the value and importance of traditional art and the role that human artists play in creating unique and meaningful works of art.

Then I used ChatGPT's explanation to create an image.