Dissipative Off-ramps was conceived as an AI-generated traversal of the United States in the spirit of the classic "road trip" from the East coast to the West. The goal of Dissipative Off-ramps was to evoke a passion for exploration constantly subverted by entropy or disaster; as much as we want to move forward, we keep repeating the same mistakes. In that sense, the emotion is a sense of the sublime, or blues. It consists of 10 "scenes," each of which is guided by individual text prompts setting the theme and mood of the work.
Medium: 2'-05" looping video, AI via Disco Diffusion
Dimensions: vertically oriented UHD resolution
Collaborators: Florida Research Ensemble [Gregory L. Ulmer]
Mood Themes the World by Jack Stenner and Gregory L. Ulmer, Computer Art Congress 7, Geneva, Switzerland, Sept 1-2, 2022