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Gyotaku anyone?
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I wonder if there might be enough interest in Gyotaku, Japanese fish printing, to have a group or maybe a sub-group of Ruud Janssen's Rubber Stamping group?Y'r ol' Bud, FikeContinue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jenn Miltenberger Aug 2, 2020.

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DeepDream! Wow! This is an online, image manipulation service which takes your file input and changes it according to arcan rules [???] apparently using imagery it finds online. So far it seems to…Continue

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Mail Art News commented on Ficus strangulensis's blog post Seeking external genitalia images from google's DeepDream
"I seem to remember there was a work-around when I was using Midjourney?t See if typing in terms such as "romantic" "sensual" "intimate" "anatomy" etc gets you anywhere. "
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Seeking external genitalia images from google's DeepDream

As many of you may know, I'm trying to get google's DeepDream AI image generation application to make suitably  strange or even suggestive images for use as mailart. My thought is that an AI is NOT human and will misunderstand our language perhaps interestingly.I hope no one is offended by this but I understand that some may be.At first all that the app produced was what I consider Bowdlerized pix and, when queried, the google support people verified that it was designed thus. That was the case until I stumbled upon including the two words "external genitalia". Of course there are SOME examples which we accept as child-safe, everyday stuff such as flower blossoms. However, some people make dogs wear pants.But our culture makes human examples taboo. And, I admit sometimes my explorations result in images of unclothed persons or of something resembling too much their genitalia. I don't keep these. But some are humorously off kilter and THOSE are the ones I send out as cards or envelope…See More
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as one so afflicted, here's a group for people who use books for mail art purposes or even just labor under the yoke of book addiction, those yearning masses who amass books intended for reading but which, mostly just pile up.See More
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Mail-Artist since:
1990
My Website (without http://):
http://the 'blog' here at IUOMA
Why I am involved in Mail-Art:
I like to see what people are doing as art and share what I am doing. I like to meet people and get to know them. [DISCLAIMER: tho I am called a mail "artist", I 'cannot' draw due to a lack of proper mindset.]
My Mail-Adress (snail and/or E-mail)
538 Hanson Hollow Rd.
Charleston, WV 25311-8025 usa

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At 5:56pm on May 7, 2024, Mail Art Martha said…

Thank you Fike For three happy colourful postcards that lit up my wall!

At 4:32pm on April 25, 2024, Bruno Cassaglia -networker said…

Grazie!!!! un fraterno abbraccio , b

At 11:23am on March 29, 2024, Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) said…

Be well, be strong, 

see you in the mail soon! xxx

At 11:54am on November 2, 2023, Mikel Untzilla said…

At 9:09am on November 2, 2023, Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) said…

Happy Birthday, Fike!

Be well, take care xxx

At 7:00am on November 2, 2023, Carien van Hest said…

Happy birthday, Fike... we miss you

At 5:13pm on November 1, 2022, Gwendolynium said…

That is great news, Fike! Woohoo! Keep up the good work and thanks for letting me know. And no worries, the round of mail I just sent out is my first since about March. Turns out I can't garden and do mail art at the same time, forget about walking and chewing gum. My list of correspondents may have to be curated... But I will eventually respond to all.

In visual news, squirrels carved my jack-o-lantern for me this year. Nature is lit! ;-)

At 7:51am on October 26, 2022, Mail Art Martha said…

Fike! those are good news! do not worry about answering your mail we will wait, you concentrate in killing those rogue cells!

Sock it to them!

At 5:01am on September 23, 2022, Judith Dagan said…

Fic, I sent a message to your iuoma inbox. ♤♡◇♧♡

At 1:31am on September 21, 2022, Marcia Rosenberger said…

Dear friend,

I wish you a brief and peaceful recovery.

Keeping in touch is enough.

Greetings,

Marcia

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Seeking external genitalia images from google's DeepDream

Posted on July 11, 2024 at 12:36pm 1 Comment

As many of you may know, I'm trying to get google's DeepDream AI image generation application to make suitably  strange or even suggestive images for use as mailart. My thought is that an AI is NOT human and will misunderstand our language perhaps interestingly.

I hope no one is offended by this but I understand that some may be.

At first all that the app produced was what I consider Bowdlerized pix and, when queried, the google support people verified that it…

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Ted trager email Please!? send replies to my REAL ; NEW email

Posted on April 13, 2023 at 7:59pm 1 Comment

I got a blank CD from Ted Trager marked "personal bizness. Dunno what to do with it. Need his email & NEED TO UPDATE MY EMAIL ADDRESS HERE AT iuoma BUT HAVE FAILED!

Was IUOMA 'down for a day just yesterday [Mar 1st? I couldn't reach it.

Posted on March 2, 2023 at 7:59pm 11 Comments

kept getting no network or somesuch error message and it didn't seem to be caused by my end.

Soooooo Slooooooow

Posted on March 1, 2023 at 11:41am 6 Comments

Howdy, All.

Hello, IUOMAns!

Still way behind on replying and not catching up so's you'd notice.

Had chemo yesterday and, as usual, the steroids they infuse to keep me from being nauseous seem to result in an increase of energy at least for the next day. So I'd better use summa it to pare down the backlog.

Some may have noticed that I've adopted an abbreviated [4me anyway] format with one of my photo cards used as a postcard. Since my chemo side effects seem to be…

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