The artwork accompanying this blog post is the Artificial Intelligence interpretation of the first Matrix blackout poem I created, "boundaries". I was recently introduced to Nightcafe, a platform that allows people to create art with the help of Artificial Intelligence. As a wordsmith, I have always been a little frustrated with my lack of ability to transform my words into images, and have had to rely on images created by other people.
Nightcafe is definitely a game changer. It has already empowered me to transcend my role as a writer to become a visual artist as well. This is in tandem with Nightcafe's mission which is to "democratise art creation."
I think the AI-generated art captures the essence of "boundaries". It's a dark painting which correlates to the concept of "blinding darkness" but there are flashes of colourful light, "blinding darkness with light, flashing faster". The setting looks like a riverbed and there seems to be a river but it's not calm, it looks like it's rushing - "rivers rush to relieve the machine". Perhaps what has not been captured is the concept of a machine. Still, I think it's a beautiful interpretation of the blackout poem.