You may have noticed in recent weeks a bombardment of strange valley-like grids of images depicting the weirdest situations like “trail camera footage of Joe Biden” or “The Unabomber on the island of love.”
These surreal images are made using Dall-E mini, a free artificial intelligence software that creates images from text prompts. Created by Houston programmer Boris Dayma, it is named after Salvador Dali and Wall-E, reflecting the fusion of art and technology. Dall-E has the ability to create some really cool art, but of course the internet has gone the absurd route. And frankly, we love it, so of course we had to do it on Dallas.
We’ve tried to throw as many numbers and Dallas locations in crazy scenarios as possible, but some of our local icons are still a bit too obscure to get any clear results. Trust us, we’ve tried putting whips on the giant eyeball, replacing Fort Worth Stockyards cattle with raccoons, and making Erykah Badu the new president. The software learns with every creation, so maybe one day we’ll have “Mayor Eric Johnson looking for his mother at Central Market.”
In the meantime, enjoy this handful of monstrosities.
And if you produce good Dallas-inspired Dall-E creations, please Tweet them to uswe would like to see them.