Artist, emcee, producer, storyteller, activist, and mystic from the state of Texas
The creator behind the OPTAGON uses Midjourney, Motionleap, and various photo editing software to weave a tale we’ve fallen in love with.
He’s interested in learning Unreal Engine, Blender, DALL-E, and more about Google AI. He’s also interested in developing skills with Adobe Photoshop, understanding NFTs, and building out their writing skills.
What does Generative Art mean to you?
“Power to the Proletariat,” the Optagon says.
"Power to the proletariat" is a phrase that originated from Marxist theory and refers to the idea that the working class (the proletariat) should have the political and economic power in society instead of the ruling class (the bourgeoisie).
Generative art is a form of art created using algorithms and computer programs, allowing for the creation of unique and constantly evolving artwork.
However, it's not just about aesthetics; it can be a powerful tool for expressing social justice, equality, and solidarity.
By challenging the dominant narratives in society, generative art can promote alternative ways of thinking about the world. It can help visually represent complex economic and political systems, making them more accessible to the general public and demystifying these systems.
Generative art can be a tool for empowering people to take control of their own lives and the systems that govern them. By making art more accessible and inclusive, it can break down barriers that prevent people from accessing the means of cultural production.
This could be seen as an important step towards achieving power to the proletariat, where the working class has political and economic power in society.
Learned, Learning, and the Future
“With the right visual references, I can be an effective storyteller,” the Optagon says. “Generative art has expanded my creativity and motivated me to grind.”
In the long-term, he hopes to find a pathway to sustenance through self-employment.
Everything optagon.ai shares continuity.
Nothing is accidental.
Everything is connected.
Exploring the Octacosm
“Like all writers and world builders, my fictional universe is a reflection of myself,” he says.
“The Optacosm is me; and the stories and characters within it are all aspects of my personality, history, and experiences. The Lightkeepers and Optagon 1.0, who are the central protagonists of the first half of the overall series, are my hero and martyr complexes; willing to sacrifice anything to save everyone,” he continues.
“Sophia, inspired by the Gnostic figure of the same name, who is a sort of fallen angel-like figure, is my mysticism and occultism personified. She believes the harshness and limitations of physical existence to be cruel and intolerable; and that any and all means of circumventing these laws should be utilized; so, she creates the Genii (servitor spirits) to assist mortal kind in doing just that,” he says.
“Daena, who is the primary antagonist of the Optacosm, is my darker nihilistic side. She shares in Sophia’s disdain for the restraints of existence; but unlike Sophia, who wants to serve mortal kind and improve existence, Daena just wants to watch it all burn,” he adds. “These aspects come into conflict with one another during the most pivotal moment in the story; during the “Abaddon Incursion” saga, referred to in-story as the Great Multiversal War.”
“Ultimately, reality is saved by restoring the Crystalline (multiversal border), suppressing the nihilistic aspects of myself (the Legions of Abaddon); but at the expense of my heroic and martyrdom complexes (Optagon 1.0 and Lightkeepers),” he continues.
“Then we get to Bob,” he says.
“Bob, who is the silly main figure of my current series, represents my humility. He is constantly being embarrassed, and can never seem to do anything right. We will see him transform and evolve quite unexpectedly as the story progresses.”
fuji color film, polaroid, 1999 –v 4
And, on a final note, the Optagon reminds us, “wage slavery is an intolerable infringement on human rights.”
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