what an eventful week. Twitter seems to be dying slowly, and winter has eventually arrived. Let’s warm our hearts with some machine learning!
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Last weekend I finished creating a Skillshare course on creating art with AI. I show how to engineer prompts for stable diffusion and create awesome pieces of art. It already got an excellent review and a student project, which honestly is pretty cool! The class only touches lightly on the technicality of stable diffusion, instead focusing on making interesting prompts.
I have been thinking of creating another giveaway. Would this be interesting to you?
Apart from that, I have been struggling with anxiety this week due to saying yes to too many things, so that was a bummer. I also had a bike accident, where I almost got hit by a car, only avoiding it by breaking heavily and, as a result hitting the road hard. I’m mostly ok, just my knee and hand still hurting. But a good reminder for everyone, including me, to wear their helmets to protect our beautiful brains.
I finally pulled the trigger and bought a new graphics card for my PC. I hope it’ll help with screen recordings and faster editing. They’re getting fairly cheap now, considering what we would have paid in 2020.
I created a new Skillshare class on creating art with AI: *Put the Art in Artificial Intelligence: Create stunning Digital Art in seconds with AI*
In Case You Missed It: We’re seeing another round of Twitter users moving to Mastodon, so if you’re among those, check out my article for Twitter Escapees on Mastodon.
NASA got new images of Neptune using the JWST.
It shows the rings of Neptune (I did now know Neptune had rings!), and on the website, you can check out an annotation of the image.
Ars Technica reports why Neptune usually appears blue and why we typically do not see the rings. They quote Heidi Hammel: “It has been three decades since we last saw these faint, dusty rings, and this is the first time we’ve seen them in the infrared”. It’s incredible how this novel technology enables us to research.
Post them online. I’d love to see what you come up with. Then I can include them in the next issue!