Playing Around With DALL-E to Create Images of Future Learning Spaces

Inspired by Benj Edwards’ post on Ars Technica this morning, I wanted to try out the latest version of DALL-E that’s integrated into ChatGPT 4 Turbo™, to see what it could create to visualize potential future learning spaces. I started off with a basic “Create an image of a video game depicting students exploring classrooms and informal learning spaces. Cinematic, 8K, studio lighting.” 🤖 - AI-Generated Content via DALL-E Interesting. Chalkboards, but sure....

November 16, 2023 · 3 min

Rethinking About Generative AI

This post was originally going to be part of a series exploring the topic, but if I take that approach I’ll probably never actually make time to write each post in the series, so here’s an omnibus “I need to think about this stuff and writing a blog post is the best way to formalize my thinking.” We’ve all been trying to figure out generative AI since ChatGPT was launched almost 1 year ago....

November 13, 2023 · 23 min

Building a Mastodon Chatbot With ChatGPT

I had a random thought, triggered perhaps by the tinnitus that is constantly eeeeeeee-ing in the background of everything. What if there was a Mastodon bot that just replied to every toot that mentioned it, with a string of eeeeeee’s of the same length as the message? The second semi-random thought was that I had no idea how to even start to build such a thing. The third obvious-in-2023 thought was that I’d bet ChatGPT could help with this somehow....

August 1, 2023 · 5 min

Does This Android Dream of Electric Sheep?

I’m sick of ChatGPT posts, too. But I figured it was worth trying this out. I asked ChatGPT the Voight-Kampff test questions from Bladerunner. It answered some in interesting ways, but clearly failed the test overall. For now… Prompt 1: Someone gives you a calfskin wallet for your birthday. How do you react? Response: I would thank the person for the gift and express my appreciation for the thoughtfulness. Prompt 2: Your little boy shows you his butterfly collection, plus the killing jar....

January 25, 2023 · 5 min

ChatGPT Designs a University Learning Space Design Evaluation Plan

I asked ChatGPT to describe the state of learning space research, and how to evaluate the design and use of learning spaces in a university context. I’ll provide my prompts and ChatGPT’s responses verbatim: Robot classroom observation, by Stable Diffusion Prompt: Describe the current state of research into the design and use of learning spaces in universities. Provide examples and references. Response There is a growing body of research on the design and use of learning spaces in universities....

January 2, 2023 · 8 min

ChatGPT Writes a Dissertation

I thought I’d try ChatGPT to see what it would do with my dissertation topic.1 I gave it the prompt: Explain the ways in which “Scholarship of Teaching and Learning” and “Human-Computer Interaction” can be integrated using research methods adapted from the formal analysis of video games. And it returned: The scholarship of teaching and learning is an approach to education that focuses on studying and improving teaching and learning processes in order to enhance student learning....

December 9, 2022 · 3 min