Digital Folktales

This collection presents fifty-seven tales from the web, generated by two algorithmic companions and one human. Each story is uniquely representing the internet of the early 20’s, from dank stories to more political ones.

As a digital fable collection from the 21st century, it was created with the help of algorithms. GPT-3 wrote the text, prompted by my choice of title. The illustrations are from VQGAN+CLIP, directed with my help to best complement the stories.

There was room for error in these creations because of my imperfect understanding of the algorithms, as well as the algorithm’s misunderstanding of mine. This is also how humans create with one another: through negotiation and collaboration – error and correction.

If you want to read more stories, check out the book’s website.