For Paintings Jam, I've submitted Landscape Dreams of an Unmortal Mind, an itsy-bitsy, artsy-fartsy set of experiments inspired by landscapes (0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) created by Joel Simon's Artbreeder
- a few dungeons, a few broader scenarios, some worldbuilding,
generally enlivened by random tables. I tried to go with "paintings"
that struck me as being semantically coherent in some way, but that
weren't quite what a human would come up with. It's a shame, and not
only for professional artists, that as these algorithms get "better,"
they'll be more mimetic of what humans would paint - I wanted to
celebrate a certain degree of awkwardness, or rather distinctiveness, in
what my robotic friend would come up with.
Per Artbreeder license, all images are public domain, and I didn't
see any reason not to apply that to the text as well. Best viewed in a
pdf reader with facing dual pages and separate cover page. Simmering
possibility of violence, subordination of the mind, body horror, and
profanity - though none of them forming predominant elements - may
understandably displease some readers.