“People, Grass Clippings, Even Manure” is an illustrated video transcript of a conversation between the artist and an instance of GPT3 primed with ‘Into the Universe of Technical Images,’ an essay by the late media theorist Vilem Flusser. The conversation took place between September 11th and September 15th, 2020, and is presented unedited and unabridged. The audio narration was generated with a commercial text-to-speech engine, and the accompanying illustrations were designed by the artist using Art Breeder.

Generative Pre-trained Transformer 3 (GPT3) is an autoregressive language model released in 2020 by Open AI, a technology firm based in San Francisco. The largest deep learning model of its kind, it is capable of producing text that is virtually indistinguishable from text written by humans.