Where are their faces!?
The Swedish musician and AI enthusiast known as Supercomposite used an AI to create hundreds of creepy new tarot cards — and has been blasting them on Twitter for days, in a delightful barrage of occult-flavored machine learning.
The artist is using an AI called Looking Glass, which debuted last year and was made by Twitter user ai.curio. Some cards have humanoid characters with holes for faces, some feature monstrous-looking creatures in bloody shades of red, and some are creepy simply because they seem uncannily like tarot cards at first glance.
These tarot cards do not exist.
I generated 500 of these and I’m not stopping. I’ll post the best in this thread as I curate them over time.
— Supercomposite (@supercomposite) January 22, 2022
The cards don't exist in real life, but Supercomposite has been naming each of them and curating the best results in a long Twitter thread that started earlier this month. It seems the artist is simply trying to decipher what might appear in each of the cards, although the haunting images aren't perfect recreations of any one object and could be interpreted many ways.
"I generated 500 of these and I’m not stopping," Supercomposite said. "I’ll post the best in this thread as I curate them over time."
Take this amazing entry, dubbed the "King of Bones."
This tarot card does not exist.
King of Bones pic.twitter.com/gFBaWgTlQu
— Supercomposite (@supercomposite) January 25, 2022
Twitter fans seemed stoked about the novel cards, weighing in on their potential spiritual applications.
"Honestly using AI for divinatory purposes makes perfect sense to me," one user commented.
Because tarot cards are an ever-evolving art, practitioners today often rely on new decks like the Modern Witch Tarot and Tattoo Tarot to seek and add meaning to their lives. Unique decks allow tarot readers to connect with art and spiritual messages that feel more personal, and therefore, more useful.
In other words, an AI tarot deck might not be such a bad idea for enthusiasts of the medium.
The same AI has also been used to create tons of other interesting art pieces, including this nonexistent and extremely eldritch horror-looking Animal Crossing villager.
This Villager Does Not Exist!
The AI has determined the following facts:
This Villager's name is Robinett!
They have a snooty personality.
Their birthday is May 2nd, making them a taurus.
Their favorite word is mortgage!#LookingGlassAI pic.twitter.com/Wd9BaOrI7F
— These AC Villagers Do Not Exist (@generatedacnh) January 27, 2022
No matter what fandom or hobby you fall into, there's probably some kind of related wacky AI art you can create, and why wouldn't you? Who knows, you might stumble on something people want to share as much as these scary tarot cards.
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