GPT3-AI sayings based on traditional sayings from 19th century “zidnjaci” cloths (3D-collage)
In our project “Truth Is a Forgotten Memory” we combine Rebecca’s digital and Željko’s analogue production in working with textile as well as digital production techniques, resulting in a collection of fabric paintings (“zidnjaci”) as data medium of our time. “Zidnjaci” in this project retain relatively standard traditional form of text and image, but the text is generated using GPT-3, an autoregressive language model that uses deep learning to produce human-like text. Sayings are generated using the most common terms we were exposed to during the pandemic. Texts generated by GPT-3 were embroided to the fabric on which we printed the pattern modified from the old “zidnjaci”. These new-normal sayings reflect the current culture of everyday life, cluttered with fake news and misinformation.