Darius Design

Midjourney Creation Rooms Test

Midjourney has just rolled out Creation Rooms starting with the 10k Club on the Alpha website. Since I have created over 10K images, I have early access. Notes from David below.

Cool things about the rooms prototype
It has text chat and voice chat
Text is separated from images so creation doesn’t affect chat
You can make images together or just see only your own (filter buttons on top)
You can easily drag images into chat to talk about them
You can resize the chat / image columns by hovering then dragging on the space in-between them

What are the goals goals of this test?
We want to see how many people we can squeeze into a room until it starts breaking down / feeling uncomfortable
We want to see what sort of things work good / bad in the new UI
(since it’s different from Discord and anything else out there)
To get high level ⁠alpha-ideas-and-bugs from community

Some high level plans right now around rooms as context
We plan to make it so anyone can create both public and private creation rooms on the website
There will be a lobby of public rooms and the ability to directly link to private rooms
As we watch the rooms today we’ll be thinking about opening it up to the 1K club next to add more people
We might create more rooms if one gets too crowded / frenetic
After watching a small number of rooms for a bit we’ll open up creating rooms on your own

Richard Horowitz, Musician Composer, RIP

A few days ago, I found out that Richard Horowitz was no longer with us. It was so sad and shocking to hear this. RIP, dear Richard. Said Leghlid and I interviewed Richard twice on Worldstreams Radio several years ago. This is one of those interviews which features some of his music. He also speaks about his friendship with one of my favorite writers, Paul Bowles. Richard was such a fascinating person who I greatly admired. Listen to an hour with Richard. Listen to Richard Horowitz on WorldStreams 2010

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“AI presented me with unparalleled freedom, a realm unbound by the traditional constraints of budget, personnel, or geography. It was here, within the limitless expanse of artificial intelligence, that I discovered a new avenue for my creativity, allowing me to redefine the essence of my artistic expression.”
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