Art by an AI

Art by an AI is a gallery of Art generated by an AI.

Originally, it was a site that hosted a daily prompt comptetition. The winning prompts were used to generate art. The project was part of my 6 projects in 6 months challenge.

After 6 months of daily art generation, I shut-down the prompt competition and art generation systems. I wrote a little bit about why here.

I purchased the domain back in early 2020 when I first got into AI generated art. During the 18 months that the domain was going unused I had a lot of different ideas about what I could do with it. But I could never settle on one.

After I had played around with VQGAN+CLIP I started thinking more about the potential. There were a bunch of people who wanted to feed prompts into VQGAN+CLIP but couldn’t do it themselves.

So I thought that it might be fun to do it as a comptetition, where people vote on their favourite prompts each day. And only the top 10 get generated.

From there people had the opportunity to buy a print or canvas of the art - but only for 24 hours until the next batch is generated.

The competition and the ethereal nature of the art felt like an art piece itself. I like that about this project. It doesn’t feel overly serious.

Status: 💤