We’ve been playing a lot with AI lately. It’s quite fun to take them and apply them to my already-published images. Stu’s been cranking away with the new Stable Diffusion Video, and here’s a fun interpretation of that alien still image I took at Burning Man. I know it’s a little janky, but this is really early days. We’ll be able to take a single picture and create a little video story/vignette about it soon that flows even better.
(We used Photoshop AI to expand the left and right of the original image and extend the foreground so give it a bit more room and the right crop for the video. So, AI in there too…just to be transparent. 🙂 )
Here it is…
… that if you’re at Burning Man, head over to Prism tonight at 1am to see some of my Machine Elf fractals running behind the DJ on a massive, super cool triangular screen!
Daily Photo – Thanks, Mexico
One of the more hilarious places at Burning Man is the uninteresting-sounding “trash fence.” It runs around the perimeter of the entire scene and is used to catch trash blowing in the wind. There’s almost NO trash there because everyone is quite fastidious (which is entirely unique for festivals), but they put up the trash fence anyway to minimise any chance of impacting the wider ecosystem.
When you head out to the deep playa and this fence, it can easily be several miles from your camp. So, it’s quite the trek even on your bike! I try to go along the perimeter every year to check out what is out there as you never know what you’ll find… this one gave me a good chuckle.
Daily Photo – The Dust Sphere
This reminds me that some of the coolest art at Burning Man has some of the simplest concepts. One of my previous favorites was just a tree that lit up in the middle of the desert that was green in the day and multi-colored at night. This one, I wish I had also taken photos of it on the first day before it got all dusty, The reflection was perfect, and I did not expect it to get so dusty. That said, it still came out pretty cool and probably more reflective of the reality of the experience in the end. 🙂
Daily Photo – The Colors of the Burn
One of the craziest things about Burning Man was when, during the burn, huge gas bombs explode suddenly and send shockwaves through your body. It gets me every time. It’s both scary and awe-inspiring and results in huge black boiling clouds that tear up into the sky being illuminated by the fireworks and lasers of the event.