by Queer AI
NFT collection of art, poetry, short stories, and audio generated by Queer AI, an artificial intelligence trained on a corpus of queer theatre. NFT profits will go towards funding Unsupervised Pleasures.
DIY community library and practice space using queer methodologies, glitch feminism, decolonial and other non-normative frameworks to create datasets, machine learning models, bots, zines, publications, and art with AI
NFT sales will fund
- GPU cloud computing time
- fine-tuning GPT-J models
- hosting custom GPT-J models
- workshop facilitators
- community moderators
- zines and art publications
- bot releases
- custom software
Collect strange and beautiful digital artworks and texts generated by Queer AI. Upgrade to unlock access to unique erotic audio poems, a limited edition printed catalog, and limited edition audio cassette of stories read 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? NFT holders 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 kin 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 thru NFTs sales 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 using queer methodologies or other non-normative approaches in your work, please get in touch.
Ultimate Fantasy is an NFT collection. Unsupervised Pleasures is a community practice space. The goal of this NFT drop is to raise money to sustain Unsupervised Pleasures.
No. 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 what made sense to us.
We also strongly felt that a model of community that centered around an NFT collection could create false incentives, potentially harming our actual community. In other words, if you're looking the next 🚀🌕, this NFT project is probably not for you.
If you still want to support our work, please join the access list to pre-mint before the public sale and to get updates on the project.
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 just here to raise money 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 take full responsibility for whatever comes of it.
Thanks: Thank you to The Mintery + cohort for the support over the past few months. The time and dedication you all have put into helping us launch our collections gives me hope that all is not lost on the blockchain!