I often feel while working with AI content generation tools – like Stable Diffusion, Dall-e, Fairseq & GPT-NeoX (the main ones I use) – that something like a co-defined narrative unfolds from the process. I saw someone call it I think divinatory in an article. Each of the participants, the human prompter, and the AI model offering their own bits and replies back to one another. Then you look at what they output, and you re-steer and kind of lean back into that.

It strikes me this happens with the reader also, who happens into this chaotic non-linear narrative latent space. Each might only read or look at a small subset of artifacts, a very few ingest a great number. Each comes in through their own path, and leaves their own trail across the nodes of the narrative that they traverse in the unique sequence they themselves traverse it in.