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Crowdfunding Creative Jam

Welcome to the twenty-third Crowdfunding Creative Jam! This session will run Saturday, October 19-Sunday, October 20. The theme is "Artificial Intelligence and Noncorporeal Entities." (Visit the Creative Jam over on Dreamwidth.)

Crowdfunding Creative Jam

Everyone is eligible to post prompts, which may be words or phrases, titles, images, etc. Prompters may request a specific creator, but everyone else may still use that prompt if they wish. Prompts may specify a particular character/world/etc. but creators may use the prompt for something else anyway and post the results. Prompters are still encouraged to post mostly prompts that anyone could use anywhere, as this maximizes the chance of having creators make something based on your prompt. Please title your comment "Prompt" or "Prompts" when providing inspiration so these are easy to find.

Prompt responses may also be treated as prompts and used for further inspiration. For example, a prompt may lead to a sketch which leads to a story, and so on. This kind of cascading inspiration is one of the most fun things about a collective jam session.

Everyone is eligible to use prompts, and everyone who wants to use a given prompt may do so, for maximum flexibility of creator choice in inspiration. You do not have to post a "Claim" reply when you decide to use a prompt, but this does help indicate what is going on so that other prompters can spread out their choice of prompts if they wish.

Creators are encouraged, but not required, to post at least one item free. Likewise, sharing a private copy of material with the prompter is encouraged but not required. Creative material resulting from prompts should be indicated in a reply to the prompt, with a link to the full content elsewhere on the creator's site (if desired); a brief excerpt and/or description of the material may be included in the reply (if desired). It helps to title your comment "Prompt Filled" or something like that so these are easy to identify. There is no time limit on responding to prompts. However, creators are encouraged to post replies sooner rather than later, as the attention of prompters will be highest during and shortly after the session.

Some items created from prompts may become available for sponsorship. Some creators may offer perks for donations, linkbacks, or other activity relating to this project. Check creator comments and links for their respective offerings.

Prompters, creators, and bystanders are expected to behave in a responsible and civil manner. If the moderators have to drag someone out of the sandbox for improper behavior, we will not be amused. Please respect other people's territory and intellectual property rights, and only play with someone else's characters/setting/etc. if you have permission. (Fanfic/fanart freebies are okay.) If you want to invite folks to play with something of yours, title the comment something like "Open Playground" so it's easy to spot. This can be a good way to attract new people to a shared world or open-source project, or just have some good non-canon fun.

Boost the signal! The more people who participate, the more fun this will be. Hopefully we'll see activity from a lot of folks who regularly mention their projects in this community, but new people are always welcome. You can link to this session post or to individual items created from prompts, whatever you think is awesome enough to recommend to your friends.


Open Playground: "Schrodinger's Heroes"

Everyone is welcome to play with Schrodinger's Heroes. (If you're new to this project, you can start here.) This is an imaginary fandom for an apocryphal television show. A team of heroes practice quantum physics and other hijinks to protect Earth against invaders from other dimensions. The team is racially, sexually, and culturally diverse. Because the subject naturally deals with alternate realities, it lends itself well to crossovers and alternate-universe interpretations; you can use my version or make up your own.

Open Playground: "Torn World"

Torn World is a science fantasy shared world available for writing and creating in. Sea monsters! Giant furred unicorns! Crystals that control time! People of changing gender, or no gender!

For more information about the setting, prompters should start here and contributors should start here. For specific information about submitting your work to our world continuity, rights and allowances, please see our contributor's rules. We have a space for sharing non-canon work on our site, so don't be shy about jumping in, even if you aren't familiar with the setting yet!


Image Prompts:
Mind gears
AI body
Classic familiars

Title Prompts:
"Instant Intelligence, Just Add Water"
"The Mirror's Voice"
"Bark Worse Than Byte"

Text Prompts:
* How much farther along would AI be if Alan Turing hadn't been hounded to death?
* What is the range and proportion of sexual orientation among AI? Or is there some other division of affinity that is as important to them as sexual orientation to humans, but they don't have any concept of sexual orientation?
* How does a totem spirit choose a person?

Re: Prompts

In response to your title prompt, The Mirror's Voice, I have written The Mirror's Voice, about a body-positive enchanted mirror in the girls' bathroom of a high school. 233 words, $6

Re: Prompts

Yay! That sounds awesome just from the thumbnail.

*ponder* It should be possible to make something roughly similar. There are plastic frogs that croak when you walk past. We could make a mirror that would say nice things.

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Might be a mite more difficult to create one that's sentient and understands how culture drives people to hate their bodies.

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Sentient would be hard.

Voice-activated with a set of responses matched to things that people commonly say in front of mirrors -- that would be easier. Even "Talking Eliza" was surprisingly effective.

A random set of body-positive quotes would be easy, and probably still helpful. There are lists of body-positive affirmations already.

Prompts for fanfiction

Avengers/Iron Man: Tony Stark gets hit with an emotional trigger regarding something specific his father did to him, and takes off without telling anyone. JARVIS has to talk him back down.

Halo: A Covenant AI converses with a UNSC AI using terms of non-engagement. (World-building may be involved -- why would this even happen?)

More prompts

Music that comforts spirits

Given an infinite universe, is there another universe inside it? And if so, is that universe sapient?

It has been speculated that the size of a crystal that could store and process the minds of all the humans that ever lived could be as small as a few inches across, if processing power were maximized down to the atomic level -- but heat dispersion would be a major issue. That said, what if it weren't an issue? And what if we were on the outside, watching it happen?

Re: More prompts

From your prompt about storing minds, I got "The Crystal Inside the World," today's freebie.

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Thank you!

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You're welcome!