“Make something that makes something”, goes the tagline for Procjam. It’s an annual game(ish) jam that invites designers to come up with a procedurally generated something – but those projects aren’t the only wonders it spawns.
Every year also sees a new edition of Seeds, a companion zine where participants are invited to explain what they’ve done. It’s also open to essays on any AI-related topic, and 2018’s crop was strong.
Seeds is edited by Dann Sullivan and RPS contributor Jupiter Hadley, and the 2018 edition includes 42 contributions. It’s a lengthy tome, but I’d recommend just leaping in and having a read of whatever piques your interest.
For me, that included this plug for Robots On Typewriters, a podcast where Justin Edwards and Allison Perrone explore AI generated comedy – intentional or otherwise.
Mark Rickerby’s piece on representing writing works well in tandem with Adam Riddle’s musing about his first stab at a digital storyteller. I’ve seen similar projects on a grander scale, but Riddle’s Red Riding Hood has a charm of its own.
I could do this all day, but here’s one more. TINYSAUR GENERATOR is Elle Sullivan’s follow-up to her hit 2017 dinosaur generator, and an excellent example of when to sensibly deploy all-caps.
I’ve missed so much. Do go have a rummage for yourself.