Midjourney’s New Website

“Midjourney has launched the alpha version of its own standalone website, with access open to existing users who have generated more than 10,000 images. A switch to a different platform might not sound like a big deal. After all, rivals like OpenAI’s DALL-E and Adobe’s Firefly and most recently Meta’s Imagine already work on dedicated sites. But the move makes one of the most impressive AI image generators in terms of results significantly easier to use, improving its UI and UX and making it possible to add more new features not possible within the limitations of the Discord platform.”

I have experimented extensively, generating over 10,000 images (deleted about 70%) on Midjourney so I am fortunate to have access to the beautiful alpha version of the new website. I still like Discord though because the new alpha website doesn’t have a delete feature yet. : )

(Image credit: Midjourney)

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The Absent Moon

Image via Midjourney v6.0 by Dari – Lyrics by Said Leghlid.
Music and voice by Suno.ai Suno.ai limits song generations to 1:20 min

Was the moon absent? Beautiful!
The sun that hid it, was darkness disguised as Earth’s delight
The moon was not absent, it lurked in the shadow

Of the sun’s light rays, a secret we’ve come to know
The moon was life for Earth, and sea preserving gnomes

Was the moon absent? Beautiful!
The sun that hid it, was darkness disguised as Earth’s delight
The moon was not absent, it lurked in the shadow oooooooh oooooh

Does AI contribute to the blandification of design?

Image Creation: Dari – Midjourney v5.2

AI’s impact on design, particularly in terms of aesthetics and creativity, is a topic of ongoing discussion.

The term “blandification” suggests a concern that AI might lead to a homogenization or simplification of design, potentially making it less innovative or unique. Here are some key points to consider:

AI can be used to automate certain design tasks, such as generating templates, layouts, or color schemes. While this can improve efficiency, there is a risk that relying too heavily on AI-generated design elements could lead to a lack of diversity in visual aesthetics.

On the other hand, AI can enhance design by enabling personalization at scale. For example, it can analyze user preferences and behavior to tailor designs to individual tastes. This can make design more engaging and relevant to the end-user.

AI can serve as a creative tool for designers. Designers can use AI algorithms to generate new ideas, explore different design options, and push the boundaries of traditional design. It can be a source of inspiration and innovation.

The use of AI in design should also take into account ethical and cultural considerations. AI algorithms are often trained on existing data, which can embed biases and lead to designs that reinforce stereotypes or cultural insensitivity.

The most effective approach might be a collaboration between human designers and AI. AI can assist in design tasks, offering suggestions and automation, while human designers bring their creativity, critical thinking, and cultural awareness to ensure that the design is both visually appealing and culturally sensitive.

In summary, the impact of AI on design can vary depending on how it is used and integrated. While there is a concern about “blandification,” AI can also be a powerful tool for enhancing creativity, personalization, and efficiency in design. The key is to strike a balance between AI-driven automation and human creativity and oversight to ensure that design remains both aesthetically pleasing and culturally relevant.

Midjourney Weekend Tourists

They said they were very cultured and insisted on going to the museum. They had a great time!

Image Creation: Dari – Midjourney v5.2