Hyperrhiz 26

Collaborations: Call for AI/Chat Generated Essays

Craig J. Saper
University of Maryland Baltimore County

Citation: Saper, Craig J.. “Collaborations: Call for AI/Chat Generated Essays.” Hyperrhiz: New Media Cultures, no. 26, 2023. doi:10.20415/hyp/026.f01

Abstract: A description and call for 1000-word essays on collaborations with and about AI-Bots.

Keywords: ChatGPT, collaboration, electracy, experimental, AI systems.


Welcome to our regular column on collaborations with artificial intelligence systems. In this series, we will explore the ever-evolving world of AI-powered partnerships.

Joining us in this journey is Craig J. Saper the author of “Artificial Mythologies,” a study on the intersection of technology and culture. Our collaboration will provide unique insights into the limits and potential of collaborating with chat-bots and other AI systems, drawing on their extensive research and experience in the field. Of course, Saper cites sources. AI-ChatBot’s sources and methods are proprietary and much like undisclosed gifts to a Supreme Court justice secret.

From chat-bots that can write poetry or generate new music to AI systems that can analyze vast amounts of data and provide insightful recommendations, the possibilities are, for the bot both “truly endless” and also having “limits” to what AI systems can do. We will explore these paradoxical boundaries. We will also delve into the social and cultural impacts of AI-powered collaborations, and how they are changing the way we think about creativity, collective writing, and post-individual literacy, and electracy.

To use the chat-bots and image-bots one works like a Surrealist poet both yielding to the subconsciously generated and then carefully and consciously editing those images and texts. These experiments are no different, but instead of tapping into an individual’s unconscious, these short essays uncover an imperfect collective unconscious — still fatally flawed with proprietary sources and methods as well as drowning in cloying platitudes and artificial facts.

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Call for 1000-word essays on collaborations with and about AI-Bots

As artificial intelligence (AI) continues to advance, the use of AI-generated texts and images is becoming increasingly prevalent.

We invite scholars to submit short works that explore the theoretical implications of AI-generated texts and images. We welcome interdisciplinary approaches that draw on philosophy, critical theory, e-media studies, and other related fields.

We welcome submissions that use AI-generated materials in collaboration with ChatGPT and other AI systems.

We encourage authors to engage with the existing literature on AI-generated texts and images while offering new theoretical insights and perspectives. All submissions will be subject to a blind peer-review process.

Submission Guidelines

  1. Please include a title page with the title of the paper, author's name and affiliation, and contact information.
  2. Submissions should be sent in Word format to Craig Saper [saper@umbc.edu] with a rolling deadline.
  3. We look forward to receiving your contributions and engaging in conversation on the theoretical implications of AI-generated texts and images.

Images AI-bot generated with prompts by Sam Circle.