Traveling the Old Silk Road

Creator: Dari – Traveling the Old Silk Road – 4 Examples
Midjourney 6.0 — With my unique personal style code

At the Flower Market

Creator: Dari via Midjourney 6.0
Prompt: painting of a woman looking at flowers in an outdoor Paris market –ar 16:9 –sref 2214 –sw 60

Limes in a Blue Bowl

Creator: Dari via Midjourney v 6.0
Prompt: painting of green limes in a blue bowl on a wooden table –ar 16:9 –sref 2083 –s 300

Midjourney and Photography

Friday diversion! Midjourney AI image and Photography – A photo of one of my Midjourney images that I had printed on canvas along with added objects in the foreground.

Grimes on PBS

An interesting use case for generative AI is for music concerts. Grimes (a girlfriend of Elon Musk and mother of three of his young children) uses AI images and video in her live performances. Had the pleasure of hanging out with Grimes and others on Midjourney’s Discord server for about 3 hours having fun helping her create images for her recent Coachella performances. She’s sweet, amusing and funny.

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

Viggle AI Animation Generator

An experiment with a new animation generator, Viggle. You upload a photo and you have the choice to animate it or you can also add a video along with the photo. I uploaded a photo along with a dance video and Viggle used the motion in the dance video to animate the photo. Then used a video editor to remove the background from the Viggle video and replace it with a new background and add the audio. Creator: Dari