Comments/Questions/Resources for the Desktop Indaba 25 March 2022 | AI Created Art

What is the Ubuntu Desktop Team Indaba? Indaba is a South African term for “a conference or consultation between people”. This will be a live stream event, featuring members of the Ubuntu Desktop Team and members of the broader open source community. To get a feel for what to expect, you can review the previous months’ Indabas.

To keep up a consistent cadence of these Indabas, we’ve decided to have them the last Friday of the month, every month. The details are:

When: 2022-03-25T17:00:00Z
Where: UbuntuOnAir - YouTube
Where: UbuntuOnAir - Twitch

  • Heather Ellsworth
  • Britt Yazel
  • Monica Ayhens-Madon
  • Simon Butcher

What happens when you train and AI to make stunningly beautiful art just from a phrase, and then turn it loose on all of the Ubuntu animals? Some gorgeous and mysterious and mind-boggling artwork, that’s what! Join Heather and the Community Team as they talk to Simon Butcher (@sbutcher) , the brilliant mind behind these images, about his background in computing, especially on Ubuntu, and how it led to this most recent project. Maybe he’ll even create some art for us during the stream!

We stream to both YouTube and twitch and we see the live chat in both for you to join the discussion and ask any questions of us. You are also welcome to ask your questions on this thread in advance and we’ll do our best to answer them on air. And please keep the conversation going here with your thoughts, questions, and resources! :slightly_smiling_face:

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Here is the Jupyter Notebook you can use to create your own AI art!

And here is Simon’s YouTube channel with the videos he’s uploaded of his creations!

Artwork created during the stream

Prompt was “lonely deserted warehouse with a dusty atmosphere and a single shaft of sunlight” by @lucyllewy

Prompt was “Klingon bird of prey against the sunset on Mount Seleya, Vulcan” by @yannick-mauray

Prompt was “Beautiful painting of a spring day in Bratislava by Bob Ross” by @madhens, @bwyazel and @yannick-mauray


I love these! I can’t get over how cool this technology is.

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Seriously! @lucyllewy went and started playing with it and I can so see how you get hooked. The one I love the most of these three is the spring day in Bratislava! I think we need someone who is from there or who’s been there to weigh in on accuracy, but it’s just so beautiful and bright and vibrant and creative. It’s truly mind blowing. :exploding_head: