A computer artist has created a futuristic tribute to Daft Punk, after the iconic duo’s announcement last week of their split.
Composer Glenn Marshall paid tribute to the group by using AI to generate a music video for their 2001 song “Voyager”.
Marshall produced the film with a program called Story2Hallucination, a modification of the Big Sleep text to image generator.
Story2Hallucination uses Big Sleep to convert text input into continuous animations. It allows users to break entire paragraphs into short sentences and then animate the footage piece by piece.
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Marshall created his video by typing in the phrases “robot headgear,” “robot heads,” and “robot disco,” and tricking the system into producing clips in the style of the film. Tron.
“IIt can be any style of anything or anyone – Picasso, Art Deco, Monet, The Simpsons, ”he told TNW via email. “You can be as specific as you want – NLP will determine what I am trying to ask.”
The Belfast-based composer went on to render the best AI-produced clips in his final video.
The film is an innovative tribute to the pioneers of electronic music, who announced their divide by sharing an excerpt from their 2006 sci-fi movie Electrome.
The clip culminates with one member of Daft Punk destroying himself in the desert, while the other walks away on his own. I asked Marshall what he thought the duo would do with their creation:
I think the remaining limb would smile, then explode.
Published March 1, 2021 – 20:08 UTC