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Today is FridAI: Time Travels, Literary Games and Playing Exquisite Corpse with Artificial Intelligence

The mysterious Lakrobuchi flabbergasted me. So I wanted to know more. I wanted to read what the machine has to say. Machine, tell me stories!

Cadaveri Eccellenti (cadavre exquis): Yves Tanguy, Man Ray, Max Morise, André Breton , 1928, in: Art Institute of Chicago(Source)

And so I begun something like CADAVRE EXQUIS (exquisite corpse). Dadaists and Surrealists invented this kind of collective art. You begin to draw, fold the paper, just leaving some strokes enough to your next, who continues to draw, without to know, what have you done.

☜ Cadavre Exquis

Sidenote: according to Wikipedia: “Collective artworks copyright expires 70 years after its production, NOT 70 years after each member’s death”.

Roland Barthes would be happy about these circumstances.

But back to our topics.

Surrealists weren’t inventors of this, at least in literary way. Because there was…


Let’s travel back to the XVIIth Century and visit the unknown poet Dulot. His claimed that his entire poetic OEUvre (300 sonnets) was stolen. As he was asked, how could he manage to write so many sonnets. He answered, that

it were all blank sonnets, that is to say, that he had put down the rhymes and nothing else.

This idea was so amazing that new literary game was born. There were various arts of this game, but this was what I use to play:

Step 1. Everybody takes a piece of paper and writes some sentences on it.
Step 2. Everybody folds the paper (like Surrealists with their Cadavre) and reaches it to next game partner. Only last line or couple of words are viewable, so your friend has to imagine, what was the story about.
Step 3. Your friend writes down couple of lines, folds the paper again and reaches it to the next member of your illustrious circle.
Step 4. After some iterations all papers are full. They are unfolded and read aloud.

Much fun!

So I did it again.

With the Artificial Intelligence. With GPT-2, being developed by OpenAI.

I begun the story with following sentence:

This happens if you begin to speak with horses.

And this is what AI replied to me:

I continued:

The immorality among horses was a crucial issue.

AI replied a mass of informations. If you want, I can spare you the reading of it with kind of summary:

  • Immoral horses were originated from giant elephants (!) with their “happy breeding campaign” (!!), “accompanied by sleek and amorous models” (!!!?).
  • Elephants killed all the myrtles (?), but then a hairy dolphin (?!) came together with giant tentacled white whale (???!) and produced a crater. What a mess.
  • A naturist Lord (Hamblin) Kingsley were attacked. The case is well known, since quoted and examined by: Herr Z. Gobryn, Nigel Abraham, Dutch Zoologist September P, Kenneth Lincoln, Baron Crossley, publisher Nassur and even the Beligian geologist Henry Fotsy (who had a short live).
  • Later geologist wrote that small fishes and birds have muscular, round as*es and shaven faces.
  • But generally speaking, it was a “Golden Age of Turtles”, as described by historian Phil Walser (11th Dec. 1667).

Here is the full text (and I haven’t changed anything there, not aven a typo correction):

Even as the Indian historians had not yet understood that horses were able to win the Battle of Japantika, there was yet a price to pay to this unique environment. According to forests, and 2000 years later, in the end giant elephants allowed their innumerable species of animals to be genetically modified into their more domesticated forms during the happy breeding campaign, accompanied by sleek and amorous models.

Soon after the invasion of the Indus over 50 years and the formation of Grimow‐62 during the second half of the Early Classic by meadow beetles, the elephant attacked and killed all the myrtle they could think of, and when the invasion finally ended, a hairy dolphin crawled out from beneath that giant tentacled white whale and entered the body to crash down into the crypt crater and head for your engine. The attacked naturalist Lord (Hamblin) Kingsley. ,, , record but the docile those seems to have done rather well. _____ Here is several more pages of Robinson’s manuscript.

Herr Z. Gobryn, Swashbuckling From Dutch Slave Invertebrates in the Gomkt Mata Op, possibly cited by Nigel Abraham.

The details of the event (to this day cited by the Dutch zoologist September P and Kenneth Lincoln writing), can be found in Baron Crossley’s papers entitled the Dutch Contrains in the Naturist Site at East Montresgroux Van, published by Nassur, which is about 30 years to this day. The Belgian geologist Henry Fotsy (1546–1615) wrote that small fishes and birds ‘had never like to come to the arms of man. Like reptiles, they had long grown to be stout, muscular, round asses with frowns of crown orured nosed with a great face and shaven face: with toothed backs and a wiry lance round ground off the body and tiptoeing said ‘to the collar’.

‘This was the dominant law of the sea which prevailed for three hundred leagues from Montresgroux where breeding took place. The northwestern seldom meeting with strongest orgia,” writes the historian Phil Walser on 11 December 1667 (New York, without providing much information on trapping numbers of Manchus) to ascribe much to this golden age of turtles.

Very interesting story. So I begin my new series.

Every Friday a new story written by AI will bu published here, i.e.:


Happy Weekend!




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