Art imitates life, and then memes imitate art—and the glorious, unrelenting life cycle of content lives on. Thanks to an artificial intelligence-powered text-to-image generator called DALL-E mini, humans are creating and sharing absolutely pathetic images of well-known characters like Pikachu the Demogorgon stranger things, Darth Vader and more. And for the past few months, these cursed images have been circulating on Twitter via Strange Dall E generations.
Developed by Boris Dayma, DALL-E mini can create images from simple Google search style input. The program takes its name from the artist Salvador Dalí as it emulates his surrealist style of art. To use it you just have to go to the website and type a phrase like “play toilet.” It will then create a grid of nine images for you that fit the bill in a technically accurate but incredibly eerie way. (You may have to try a few times if the site gets too much traffic.)
Now people just test it to find the weirdest images it can produce. Many of these have spread Strange Dall E generations – People submit their favorite DALL-E-Mini generations via Reddit, and the Twitter account shares them. The account recently released a couple of bangers including: Basketball Demogorgon, an MRI of Darth Vader, and Pikachu as a pug. While the program is touted as art by its creator, it’s not surprising that people have used it primarily to create memes.
And here are some of our other favorites from the wild world of the DALL-E mini.
This isn’t the first time fans have used similar programs to create their own fun. In March, posts using an app called Wombo AI flooded Twitter feeds with videos of characters singing songs.
https://www.polygon.com/23167596/memes-dall-e-mini-image-generator-ai-explained People use DALL-E mini to create cursed memes