StyleGAN2 – Mapping Music to Facial Expressions in Real Time
This video definitely sits firmly in “uncanny valley” territory. This project by Mario Klingemann is very unique. It integrates music by Kraftamt and generated images of facial expressions. In “StyleGAN2 – mapping music to facial expressions in real time”, we are able to see the generated overlays of multiple human expressions all compiled into one face. It’s scary, hilarious, and almost heartwarming to see so many wide, grinning faces.
Stills from a Fake Cronenberg Film, Galaxy of Flesh
David Cronenberg is a Canadian filmmaker and screenwriter known for his provocative and controversial films that explore the relationship between the human body, technology, and psychology, often blurring the line between reality and hallucination. Los Angeles director, Keith Schofield, posted stills from a completely fake 1985 David Cronenberg body horror film, Galaxy of Flesh. These stills are very Cronenberg, and it seems the AI was faithful to the seasoned directors uncomfortable style.
YouTube creator, Alex Howard, uses AI to create “A fever dream sitcom where Joe Biden and Donald Trump have a great day eating spaghetti together.” In true hard to understand AI fashion, the spaghetti has a mind of its own, Trump clones himself, and by the end, both Biden and Trump turn into spaghetti. This is a fun alternate universe where the only real issues are: do you or do you not support parmesan on spaghetti?
“Mr. Puzzles Wants You to be Less Alive” is a short AI generated horror story created by Keaton Patti, who forced bots to watch over 400,000 hours of horror movies. The story follows a man who receives a mysterious package from a company called Mr. Puzzles, which contains a jigsaw puzzle with a disturbing message. As the man attempts to solve the puzzle, he begins to experience strange and terrifying hallucinations, which lead him to question his own sanity and the true intentions of Mr. Puzzles. The story is a chilling exploration of the themes of obsession, identity, and the dangers of pursuing knowledge and enlightenment at any cost.