In the new episode of the Cyberdelic Podcast, we go on a Midjourney trip!
We talk about text-to-image tools like Midjourney and how AI generators have rapidly advanced in complexity. Now we can create not only fictitious people, objects, and locations but also entire visual styles.
Users can type prompts to receive artwork that resembles a comic book, game art, a historical diagram, a realistic photograph, and so much more. The AI is always here doing its best to conjure it for us.
We discuss whether we can use these tools for augmented reality storytelling and communication and ask if the psychedelic state beyond memetic boundaries can benefit from AI-generated images.
Tools like Midjourney are already democratizing the ability to express what’s on someone’s mind. Having these at one’s disposal can help anyone realize an artistic potential, not by learning to draw by hand but by learning to think more clearly about what they want to visualize.
Perhaps a good artist or the near future will have to be more of a clear thinker than a craftsperson and hunt for ideas at the edge of known memeplexes.