Familiar Lines of Nostalgic Proportions

A mixed tape was once a personal show of expression. An arrangement of songs purposefully set to invoke an emotion. Happy, sad, psych-up workouts, breakups, love making… all depends.

Spending time to record a deliberate mix of songs in order for someone else was devotion.

When you’ve heard a specific mixed tape enough you anticipate the next song. Almost like the PBS TV ads promoting Country Music anthologies. One song blends into the next after hearing it so many times you string the next song into the last by memory. (eg. Sixteen tons to Blueberry Hill)

One mixed tape I made, a Maxell Metal 90, for a 90’s cross-country roadtrip journey was burned into my mind. A mix of 60’s to 70’s Neil Young, Led Zeppelin, Canned Heat, etc. and other “hippy” stuff.

I never noticed it went missing but one day, 10+ years later, I was near the Blackcomb Daylodge Rental shop when I heard the transition of one song to the other. I predicted the order of the next three songs, seemingly psychic, only to discover I made the mix a decade before.

Never did I think I was creating something. Not my own.
Curating or ordering something was not creating but yet personal preference. Still an art.

In this Apple Music/Google Play/Spotify generation I suspect there will be a hint of nostalgia in playing certain songs together.

A Side / B Side – I wonder if “flipping” media at any specifc point should result in different results.

People not algorithms will ultimately create the most personal selection.
AI/ML will still take your job. Rock on!

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Generative Fill or Degenerate Phil

Generative fill in Adobe Photoshop (beta) is a pretty amazing tool to extend images. Background artists, web designers, print layout artists, or anybody who deals with incorrect aspect ratios or odd image dimentions will be thrilled by the output.

The image below represents a photo I took near Iceberg Lake in Whistler BC. Portrait aspect on 1920×1080 canvas.

source image to adobe photoshop generative fill

To extend the image CTRL+SELECT image.
Select Inverse – COMMAND+SHIFT+I
SELECT > MODIFY > EXPAND – 3px
EDIT > Generative Fill…. (No Prompts)

En Voila! a landscape that does not exists.
Notice how it recognizes the light source, maintains correct shadows, tones and palette.

2/3 of this image is created by AI

Two thirds of the above image was created by AI/ML yet the middle remains completely untouched and my creation. Does this mean the image was “generated by AI”? “Enhanced by AI”? “Extended by AI”?
Or just fake?

Prompts allow for text based editing and generation with mixed results. Note that prompts will only add to the selection. In this case outside of the main image here.
Ultimately however it finally gets classified, anyone looking to extend beyond an image will be happily surprised with the results of Generative Fill.

“Degenerate Phil” on the other hand… t

Degenerate Phil

Text prompt “Degenerate Phil” creates some nightmare fuel.
Nighty-night.

Generative AI is neither good nor evil. It’s up to you, the human in the loop, to decide.

AI Art is getting better

AI created mountain scene

Adobe Firefly Express (beta) whatever “Text to Image” takes the old Colab Notebooks to a new refined level.
However it’s still easy to cherry-pick “good” images for every 10 mediocre or just plain wrong images.

Don’t trust the robots. PEACE. T.AKE IT IT ELASY!

* All images above generated by Adobe “text to image” software.

[EDIT]
I’m crossing the streams. OpenAI conversation where I phrase bomb “T.AKE IT IT ELASY”. A generated text-to-image response for “Take it easy”
Would this be considered adversarial AI?

OPENAI conversation - adding phrase "T.AKE ITT ELASY" which was generated by text to image "Take it easy".
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