A Haunted Haiku : Rusted Memories
long dead, rusted car
a storm of wires reach out
©M. LaFreniere, 2022
Ok, I’m officially obsessed but you knew that right? Instagram has an active ai art community #aiartcommunity meaning there are challenges and I got caught up in them. First there was a 5-day daily challenge. A song was designated and you make the AI picture inspired the song or just listening to the song.
Then along came monai’s November daily challenge #aidaytonovember with single word prompts like sleep and rust. And now nick has a 2 week challenge Glowvember #glowvember2022 based on a color a day to inspire you.. Aiii, yaiii, yai.
Initially I’d write my haiku and plop it into the box and make a picture from the haiku words. Now it’s flipped. I plop words based on an image I sorta have in mind, choose a result I like and then write a haiku off of it.
Plus I’m running tests to see the effect of words. Like I took a short paragraph from a bit of writing of someone else, add an art medium and an artist — the AI will attempt to make something between the 3. Then I’ll start tweaking words.
The AI gets things wrong. Try putting a guy and a gal on a surfboard and you might get a guy in a bikini and 4 arms. I’ve done that, lol. It’s hilarious. Or you get a kraken rusted into a car. I wanted a rusted car, not a rusted kraken, lol.
You see where the tentacle hits the roof of the car, look closely: they are merged together, lol. And I think that is a tentacle tire. I love that the AI does this; it’s like weird dream images. Can you write a haiku to a rusted kraken? Wouldn’t that be fun.