Welcome to the uncanny valley, the place synthetic intelligences like Trying Glass take snippets of what we all know of this world, and switch them into kinds virtually recognisable, however with simply sufficient absurdity to make you’re feeling bizarre inside.
With the assistance of ai_curio‘s Trying Glass AI, Swedish musician Supercomposite has been compiling a Twitter thread brimming with surreal tarot card designs, straight from the wicked corners of my nightmares. Like many AI artwork tasks earlier than it, this one continues to complement the inventive panorama
As an idea, tarot already skirts the unusual occult periphery of our understanding of the world, however one way or the other it simply acquired stranger (by way of Futurism). With artists like Supercomposite working with the image-compositing AI to dredge up such gloriously hellish designs as these, it is a surprise there are any horror artists left as we speak.
On this occasion, it is taken the well-loved Rider Waite tarot deck, and morphed it into one thing terrifying; it is as if Heironymous Bosch and Dali themselves approached the AI inside no matter metaphysical non-space this it inhabits to type some sort of surrealistic artwork cabal.
“I generated 500 of those and I’m not stopping,” says Supercomposite, the morbid curiosity evidently having acquired the higher of her.
The record options playing cards dubbed issues like ‘Object Permanence,’ which depicts a red-scarfed silhouette woman about to get pickpocketed by some faceless, robed humanoid knelt behind her; ‘Size’ which is only a tremendous lengthy tree individual surrounded by skyscraper dimension twigs, and my favorite: ‘The Panty Flasher’. The latter is strictly that, solely there isn’t a prime half to the girl whose gown is being wafted up, just a few matchstick-like spokes and an off-center skeletal determine with hardly a discernable characteristic.
These tarot playing cards don’t exist.I generated 500 of those and I’m not stopping. I’ll put up the very best on this thread as I curate them over time.Made with @ai_curio’s #LookingGlassAI pic.twitter.com/PsVsUz07IFJanuary 22, 2022
Supercomposite instructed us “I named them, besides those which are gibberish that I attempted to transcribe from the funky textual content on the underside of the cardboard.” A few of it does virtually seem like phrases, but it surely’s like making an attempt to discern hell-speak by taking part in a tune backwards.
“It took a number of tuning to get it to make the Rider Waite fashion whereas being inventive sufficient to make playing cards that weren’t precise copies,” Supercomposite confided in us. “I additionally realized that the AI is obsessive about wands and places them in every single place it doesn’t matter what I do. It generated a bunch of wands playing cards that have been simply completely different numbers of wands protruding of the bottom, mainly indistinguishable from actual playing cards. After which after I improved it some extra it began combining the thought of wands with individuals to make actually actually elongated individuals.”
The lengthy boys are nice, however in any other case I am fairly weirded out by these esoteric distortions of actuality.
I really feel like these playing cards would have even stranger meanings than traditional should you pulled one out throughout a studying, and the artist’s subsequent step is probably to “flip this right into a Twitter bot that generates textual content readings from the playing cards.”
Though that does sound fairly terrifying, I am prepared to offer it a go. Simply think about what this AI may do to the likes of Gwent, or Hearthstone playing cards. Face Collector ain’t acquired nothin’ on these AI horrors, I inform you that.