Question: What technologies of today can we use to understand our own con- cerns of a climate future analogous to the way pre-historic humans drew their conceptions onto the cave?
HUMAN ENOUGH uses machine learning-generated visions of climate futures (Stable Dif- fusion, Midjourney, etc) and climate adaptions / potential solutions (ChatGPT) in a creative space (Gather) to reconstruct a modern analog of the age-old cave painting.
The outcome is a collective imagining of our climate future and our adaptions to it from a technological and material perspective.
First, participants were asked to generate an image that portrays a certain scenario (e.g. a world with constant bouts of heat waves and fire natural disasters). They were learning how to tailor the prompts to get purposeful and aesthetic results.
Perhaps I need to use a card deck to help come up with prompts (maybe Building Utopias? Or the Transhumanist one?)
Then the participants asked ChatGPT the potential human solutions to these future disaster scenarios, learning to write prompts in such a way as to yield in-depth, speculative, and specific answers.
Then they took the answers provided by ChatGPT and ask text-to-image (e.g. Stable Diffusion 1.4) to again visualize the human adaptation scenarios.
Finally, they were asked to adapt these visualizations into action- able designs of objects or artifacts that would illustrate this design concept in the speculative scenario given.
Perhaps I as the researcher can do this, translating ideas into refined product design form…
Also responsible for putting things into a narrative, putting this into an exhibition experience