Kermit vs DALL·E

DALL·E is an AI system that can create images and art from a written description using natural language.

It’s in limited access right now, but Twitter user @HvnsLstAngel recently posted a full thread of DALL·E injecting Kermit into the art styles of various TV, film and other media. The results are equal parts impressive, bewildering, hilarious and intriguing.

More DALL·E:

DALL·E 2 Explained (YouTube)

MKBHD tests DALL·E 2 (YouTube)

DALL-E 2 Creates Incredible Images—and Biased Ones You Don’t See (Wired)

#dalle on Twitter.

The Melbourne Artist who Spent 15 Years Stealing Silverware Used by the 1%


For the last 15 years, Melbourne-based artist Van T. Rudd has been obtaining the forks with which the uber-rich have feasted with at the five-star hotel Rudd worked at in Melbourne. The fruits of this 15-year collection process is Rudd’s The Rich Forks — 40 forks as readymade objects still full of food debris and saliva.

Meet the Melbourne Artist who Spent 15 Years Stealing Silverware Used by the 1% | The Creators Project

Hobo Nickels

What’s a hobo nickel? I’m glad you asked!

“The hobo nickel is a sculptural art form involving the creative modification of small-denomination coins, essentially resulting in miniature bas reliefs. The nickel, because of its size, thickness, and relative softness, was a favoured coin for this purpose.” – Wikipedia

Hobo nickel Google image gallery
Hobo Nickel on Wikipedia

Via David Archer

Related #longread: Twilight Of The Hobos (Buzzfeed):

Minnesota Jim, meanwhile, seems a little confused by the proceedings. His victory seemed, at least in part, based on his age. At 83, he’s one of the few surviving bridgers — hoboes that rode on both steam- and diesel-powered trains during their time — and winning seemed to be a kind of lifetime achievement award. But he cautiously told the local paper that kids today shouldn’t ride the rails. “The trains show no mercy.”