Population Infinite Week 3: Simulation
Create a simulated version of yourself that takes over one task (social, creative, or professional) of your daily life.
I chose to simulate my social self, specifically, the self who posts on Instagram. I have an instagram dedicated entirely to my artistic projects: photography, drawings, digital art, installations, etc. I wanted to see if I could simulate both the content and the captions that I post to the account.
I was intrigued by last week’s Runway demo, particularly the images created by the Spade-Coco model. I used the same model to draw several different images (see below) which I then posted to instagram.
RUNWAY GENERATED IMAGES
In order to generate the captions, I downloaded all my data from instagram, including a JSON file containing the captions from every photo and story I had ever posted. I then used an online word shuffler to randomize all the words in the captions. I downloaded the randomized file and then went through it, by hand, extracting all the sentences that made grammatical sense. I then used a selection of these as captions for each photo.
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"Always chapstick, a city. in light.
downtown humor. year default . l
realize at sunsets
...and today. as at winter.
sleep like weather
my day of taking Golden & blue
ten-minute Sentiment's and motto.
but tonight’s the sunshine. T
bliss pie, last place. #
my eeriest me is to Montréal.
beautiful city, metallic hour .
spirit needs no first ever
attentive Self-portrait, observers.
this City nowhere Wooden was .
BIG big look .
glass ton sleepless way
tall travels. two . Sundays
night not getting it’s piercing. girl gods
fell my 🕰 lately.
young from today game
when “All walks summer
Moving forward, I think it would be fun to automate this process further— write a script, maybe in Puppeteer, that could log into my instagram account, pull out a random photo, and pull out a random caption to publish, without my being the intermediary.