by Queer AI
Collection of short stories, poetry, and art generated by Queer AI, an artificial intelligence trained on a corpus of queer theatre. Funds raised will help support a community of AI practicioners interested in pleasurable experimentation, p2p education, and DIY cultural production.
Supporters can receive:
- beautiful digital art
- limited edition book of short stories
- limited edition cassette of audio stories
- early access to test AI bots built by us
- early access to use our custom dataset library
Funds help support:
- creating Love Corpus dataset + library
- fine-tuning + hosting GPT-J models
- workshop facilitators
- community moderators
- zines and art publications
- bot releases
- custom software
- third eye activation
DIY community library and practice space using queer methodologies and other non-normative frameworks to create datasets, machine learning models, bots, zines, publications, and art with text-generating AI
Collect strange and beautiful digital artworks and texts generated by Queer AI. Upgrade to unlock access to a limited edition printed book and limited edition audio cassette of stories from the collection. That's it!
Do you create AI-generated art and texts? Do you build AI-powered chatbots or poetry bots? Do you make videogames, write songs, speculative fiction or have a practice that calls for un/worlding? Supporters get early access to tools and datasets built by us to un/make your projects.
Tired of bias in AI? Help us challenge the capitalist, racist, transphobic, homophobic, misogynistic, xenophobic, settler-colonial, ableist ideologies baked into machine learning datasets and models. Help us create new datasets and tools that center historically excluded and misrepresented people and knowledge – respectfully – with consent and citations.
Meet other people using queer methodologies, glitch feminism and decolonial approaches to find pleasure and un/make things with A.I. Contribute subject matter expertise, help curate datasets, come to a workshop, and make new friends! Funds raised will help pay stuff we need to exist.
NFTs will be available for purchase directly on this website. Payments will be processed on HeyLayer.com. Collectors can buy NFTs using a Credit Card or STX Wallet. Digital wallet NOT required to purchase.
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If you are in tech, it would be amazing to get some GPU cloud computing time or hardware suitable for fine-tuning and running GPT-J machine learning models.
If you are a publisher, library, archivist, we would love access to any digital archives, especially those focused on LQBTQIA+ histories; unending love for any Latin American and Caribbean content en ingles y español. 🐚
Please contact us with your ideas or offerings. Grateful for anything you think would help! 🐬
If you are an artist, educator, writer, technologist, researcher or other human interested in developing p2p education tools, making art with AI, exploring DIY publishing, or practicing how to build text-generating machine learning models using ethicial frameworks, please get in touch.
Books and cassettes are limited edition and only available to NFT holders at this time.
Ultimate Fantasy is a collection of AI-generated stories that take the form a physical book, audio cassette and digital art. Unsupervised Pleasures is a community practice space. The goal of this fundraiser is to raise money to sustain Unsupervised Pleasures.
Not yet. We thought a lot about this and decided that running a Discord server for the sole purpose of promoting an NFT collection was going to require time and resources that went well beyond our capacity.
That said, we do plan to use Discord later for testing our custom AI models/bots and for organizing our creative community.
Full disclosure: I hold a lot of conflicting feelings about NFTs. I'm not into manufacturing incentives or turning my art practice into a multilevel-marketing company. I am here to raise money for a dream project and want to see if it's possible to create sustainabily outside of traditional arts funding models. In short, this is an experiment and I welcome whatever comes of it. 🐢
Thank you to The Mintery mentors + cohort for the support over the past few months! 🌺