Perilous Tech

Occasional thoughts on technology and social issues

The art world needs a revolution! A revolution fueled by randomness. Forget predictable brush strokes and perfect technique. Let’s just throw some words into the grinder, add the element of danger and see what happens. Why not? It’s Friday, it’s been a long week, and I needed a laugh, so I give you this gem.

Since the olden days, I’ve got a chuckle from doing something like catting /etc/shadow and piping it to your sound driver. It’s not like it makes beautiful music. It’s, well, kinda stupid. I wanted my own stupid thing. Well, it only took a couple of decades, the invention of cryptocurrency, and advancements in generative AI, but I finally have it. Welcome to the world of Crypto Wallet Pneumonic Generated Art. It’s cultured, refined, and, don’t forget, incredibly stupid. Yes, now you can risk it all to generate art from your wallet seed phrase. Behold! The beauty!

The image was generated with the following seed phrase.

lion kidney disease gaze better party youth brain vivid aunt hawk canal

The results from a few runs of these range from kinda neat to bizarre.

I used version 1.4 of Stable Diffusion with a few lines of code and the following parameters.

import torch
from torch import autocast
from diffusers import StableDiffusionPipeline

model_id = "CompVis/stable-diffusion-v1-4"
device = "cuda"

pipe = StableDiffusionPipeline.from_pretrained(model_id, use_auth_token=True)
pipe =

prompt = "lion kidney disease gaze better party youth brain vivid aunt hawk canal"
with autocast("cuda"):
    image = pipe(prompt, guidance_scale=7.5)["sample"][0]"test.png")

This is all fun and games, but what if you did it with a real wallet? Hmm, let’s do that.

Here are 5 images generated from the 12-word seed phrase of a real Phantom wallet. How much SOL is in there??? Hmmm. You’ll have to recover the seed phrase and find out. At the time of this writing, the crypto market is crashing, so far less value then you’d hope.

Two of the Twelve words should be painfully obvious. Interestingly enough, from a few of the experiments I did, it seems to latch on to just one or two of the words that it’s most familiar with and discards most of the others on every subsequent run. It also seems to make some relations between words that explain how the model is constructing the image. I may run some further experiments using DALL-E as well and compare them to Stable Diffusion, but I’ll leave that for another day.

Time To Make Millions $$$

Now, for the business plan. What if NFTs were created based on pneumonic phrases from cryptocurrency wallets with balances in them? I mean, because why not? Since NFTs aren’t actually about art, this could be a way of superficially pumping their value. Will this be the next art revolution? Will people walk around galleries sipping wine and marveling at these masterpieces? Just asking questions 🤣

Try it yourself! Throw caution to the wind and join the artistic revolution.

Disclaimer: Not responsible for loss of funds due to complete stupidity!

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