Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Strata 10, Book of Immersion V1, Dinfant Trouble (Synthetic Love)



Welcome to Immersion, You Have Reached Strata 10


Social norms and culture cannot be underestimated in a world that accepts robots as real and lovable synthetic creatures. Humans do not experience love in the absence of culture and society. In a world where perfect companions are easily manufactured, humans have been seduced by the machine, a synthetic digitised force that enabled the switch from 'otherness' to 'sameness'. In this space, love is seen to flourish. The creators of androids are able to synthesise alterity of the robot who seems to make its own decisions to commit, to love back, and to appear to do so willingly.




We are the abandoned The ones who roam
Never still, we search for home
We are the orphans of the night
We fly the High Roads and duck the low
Through floods and Fire
We cry the songs of the gypsy choir


Dinfants are androids who look like babies and children under five. They were made by a single manufacturer who patented them in the early 22nd century. They were designed to learn, like human children, extremely quickly. It was found however that the early Dinfants (Mark 1s) would not stop learning and legislation was brought in to have them destroyed. One thousand early manufactured Dinfants are still unaccounted for.
Many humans in the Midcast Projects were lonely suffering from various forms of infertility They wanted baby or child droids, especially the *dinfants, who were exact copies of real children designed with variations and specifics to order. These androids were children who never grew up. Housekeeping droids were generally not created with a capacity to eat, although they often had tongues which were covered in tiny sensors that were able to identify flavours and poisons. The sensors were not linked to memories in the way that human's were.
Infants, like adult droids, were easy enough to replace or upgrade but some parents had needed counseling for Dinfant-Loss Depression.


*DLD was a rising concern due to increased prevalence and its effect on the workforce. It was found that humans could easily fall in love with the outer casings of the dinfants as well as the constructed personalities. Something almost unheard of three generations prior.
But the outer coverings didn't last very long, especially if there was an active physical relationship. Ten years of feeding and playing would take its toll on the fabric of the dinfants. If the parents could not afford repairs, they would soon begin to look tatty.
Of course, this also applied to adult droids who would usually be upgraded on a regular basis.


Droid manufacturers often offered ongoing upgrades as part of a rental scheme.
But some humans fell in love with their droids and had blessing ceremonies. It was not legal to marry a droid because of the financial implications following the death of a human. Legally, droids had similar rights to human children. It was illegal to inflict violence on a droid in public. This was to protect children who may be susceptible to influence. Of course, what goes on behind closed doors was a private affair, provided human children were not presenting behavioural issues.

Some antique droids lasted the test of time but legislation had been brought in to avoid the hoarding of defunct androids as they posed a threat to contemporary society, for various reasons. There were issues with battery seepage for a start, and then problems of unsupervised regeneration which was actually a serious crime in the midcast projects.


The government gave upgrade vouchers for defunct or redundant droids and would supervise destruction in centralized plants.)


*****




'Get that freakin thing outta here will you!'


A man screams to no one in particular.


The house is a standard build from the early Midcast Zone villages. Clean, white, filled with contemporary fittings and technologies.


A child enters the room.


'Mommy. Kairo is following me around.....it's really annoying. And Daddy said we should throw it away. Let's get a new one Mommy, please. My friend has one like a twin sister. One with the hair that grows back so she can cut it and play hairdresser.'


The woman sighs.....'I suppose we don't need it anymore now you have real friends. I thought you wanted a *ponybot, even better than a sister, don't you think?'




The woman strokes her child's cheek and remembers how lost she had been when they first told her it was unlikely she and her *blessed would produce a human offspring.




The Mark 1, a Dinfant, made by the Metacoms Corporation, was a perfect substitute and she had been able to focus love and attention on it. It was a copy of a four-year-old and she had ordered a blue-eyed blond version like her blessed. It was such a good copy that most people were unaware that it was not a human child.


But the software was no longer being updated and the learning algorithm meant it had become too complicated for a convincing child substitute.


Also, the Dinfants, by design and default programming, craved love and attention and the Mark 1s' constant need for love was an irritant to busy parents. The Dinfants would constantly ask for cuddles and reassurance that their owners wanted and adored them.


The Mark 1 enters the room.


'Mommy, do you love me? Shall we have a little cuddle? Can you fit me in? Mommy. please, Kairo has a lovely snuggle for you Mommy. Mommy.....'


'Shut up,' screams the woman as the father enters the room and kicks Kairo hard.


The Dinfant lies on the floor crying loudly with a broken arm.


'Please Mommy and Daddy Please, Kairo needs cuddles, please Mommy and Daddy ...please, love for Kairo, please......'


The little girl holds her hands to her ears shouting, 'It's so annoying!'


The man picks Kairo up and turns his power switch off.


'Let's get rid of it. Put it in the garage. I will sort out a collection for it tomorrow,' said the woman.


The man takes the Dinfant outside but decides to put it in a liner and into the communal waste shoot. The shoot serves 100s of dwellings, no one will trace it back to them and he can say it was stolen from the garage. He is concerned about the breakage as it will affect the insurance. It is better to make a theft claim than to have Metacom say he had damaged it on purpose.




*****************








A man tinkers in a workshop. He is observing the collection of children and babies that are hung on the walls as he cradles a new package, as yet unopened.


'Well my little lovelies, one of you must go. I have a lovely new friend who is going to join us for fun and games. Her name is Mary.'


The man, wide-eyed and excited, unwraps the new child droid.


'Well ain't you the prettiest lil girl I ever saw?' he says touching her skin.


'And don't that feel just so real'.


The Droid replies, 'Hello Daddy. I'm such a daddy's girl,' she chuckles.


The man looks around the room.


He picks up a toddler droid, a Mark 1 copy of an eighteen-month-old baby boy.


'Well Daniel, I guess I am all done with you. You are a bit small after all.'


'But daaaaaaddd....yy.......I loooov.


The man opens the back of the droid's head and takes out the battery pack.
He places the incapacitated droid in a bag and under darkness deposits it into a waste unit in the public park.






**********




There is a black cloud above and rain falls on a large mountain of waste.


Another load is released from the grabber and two droids land together in an accidental embrace.


The larger droid, a Mark 1 Dinfant is activated during the fall. It has a broken arm that swings beside it.


'Are you alive? it asks the smaller Droid?


There is no reply.


The larger droid opens the baby's head and observes the interior structure. It lays the baby down gently, 'Wait here, I will be right back.'


The droid returns with some battery packs from old mobile phones and some old drill bits, tools, motors and other paraphernalia from around the tipping area.


The rain is getting heavier as the night falls.


Under the convenient shelter of a car boot cover the larger droid gets the baby working and fashions a new arm with a metal drill for a hand. It has also a motorised catapult for the top of its head which rotates and fires nails at great speed.


'My name is Kario,' says the larger droid.
'I am Daniel' says the baby boy droid.


The children cuddle each other.


'I love you Kairo'
'I love you Daniel'


'We are in a very dangerous place,' says Kairo. When dark deepens we must find safe haven. Soon we will need a home to call our own. But I have learned that humans are not to be trusted.'


They hear a sound, a child cries.


********
Shabra ignored Renyke's appeal to stop and lets go of the clutch. The vehicle leaps forward towards the street beyond the enclosure.


Maybeline holds on to the rim of the car door.


The Dinfants on the top of the vehicle fall off shrieking and scrambling around.


One of the Dinfants runs headlong towards the fast travelling car and clicks its fingers erecting some kind of screen that is almost invisible. Although it is not a solid barrier, more like a gluey substance, it has immobilized the vehicle. The wheels still turn and Flex shouts,


'Damn, they got *epoxy-wall, we are doomed, farewell brethren.'


Renyke opens the window enough to let Maybeline in who moves sluggishly through the invisible slurry-like jelly and squeezes herself through the gap.


Some of the gluey-like stuff seeps in with her but it is semi-solid and connected to the entire transparent fabric structure in front of them. Renyke and Flex shove the squidgy lumps out whilst closing the window again.


'Ok, so you got your rat Mr. Renyke,' said Shabra, 'but we aint lasting longtime with this air in here and that epoxy-wall won't help us at all. I made this car airtight cos of the gases. That stuff is blocking my air-con vents."


Shabra turns the engine off.


The OS is out of range for help.


The Dinfants sit it out becoming unnervingly quiet.




'So what, now, will they sit and watch us die?' Asks Renyke.


'They want my wheels,' answers Shabra.


'This epoxy-wall, nice stuff if it's on your side. Shall we break some off? Might come in handy,' says Flex.


Shabra and Renyke tut.


Suddenly Maybeline throws herself at the horn. For the brief moment that it sounds, there is an immediate reaction from all the Dinfants who jump and cry whilst flailing their limbs about.


Shabra gasps, 'Ratty, you are welcome to the Shabra carriage! They hate the horn. Must be them there low decibels I used. Hold on to your hats people of the night!'


Shabra tells Renyke to engage the horn which explodes audibly out of Shabra's surround sound external speakers. The Dinfants are freaking out and running away dragging the epoxy-wall behind them.


Shabra, laughing, starts the engine slowly. She follows them gradually gaining speed out of the enclosure.


Flex is jumping around on the back seats screaming with delight. Renyke feels the thumping sensation in his chest subside and breathes a sigh of relief.


to be continued


©2023 Sarnia de la Mare





















Monday, October 9, 2023

Golden Fist Unisex Tee Dress By Designer iServalan™ at Tale Teller Club


Unleash Your Inner Power with the Golden Fist of Power Tee by iServalan™

Greetings, fellow Tale Teller Club members! Today, we have an electrifying announcement that will undoubtedly elevate your wardrobe and infuse a dash of mystique into your everyday attire. Introducing the "Golden Fist of Power" unisex tee, a dazzling and exclusive design by the renowned iServalan™ brand.

Unveiling the Golden Fist of Power Tee

The "Golden Fist of Power" tee is not just another piece of clothing; it's a statement of empowerment and style. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, this tee is designed to turn heads, spark conversations, and imbue you with an unmistakable aura of confidence.

Design Philosophy

iServalan™, known for their avant-garde and thought-provoking designs, has truly outdone themselves with the Golden Fist of Power tee. This design encapsulates the essence of strength, unity, and individuality, making it a perfect addition to your wardrobe.

The tee features a striking golden fist clenched in the center, radiating power and resilience. The intricate details of the fist highlight the dedication and craftsmanship that went into creating this masterpiece. Surrounding the fist, an array of storytelling symbols, representing different cultures and backgrounds, weaves a tapestry of unity and diversity. This design transcends gender and appeals to all, making it truly unisex.

Quality and Comfort

iServalan™ is renowned not only for its artistic prowess but also for its commitment to quality. The Golden Fist of Power tee is no exception. Made from premium, soft, and breathable fabric, it's not just a fashion statement; it's a comfortable piece of clothing that you'll love wearing daily.

Exclusivity

As members of the Tale Teller Club, you have exclusive access to this limited-edition tee. The "Golden Fist of Power" is a testament to your shared passion for storytelling and creativity. By wearing it, you're not only expressing your unique style but also your affiliation with a community of like-minded individuals.

Versatility

Whether you're heading to a club meeting, a casual hangout with friends, or just want to add a touch of flair to your daily routine, the Golden Fist of Power tee is your go-to choice. It pairs perfectly with jeans, skirts, or even under a blazer for a more sophisticated look. The versatility of this tee allows you to express your personality effortlessly.

Join the Movement

Don't miss out on the opportunity to own this symbol of empowerment and creativity. By wearing the Golden Fist of Power tee, you become a part of a movement that celebrates storytelling, diversity, and the strength that unites us all.

Conclusion

The Golden Fist of Power tee by iServalan™ is more than just clothing; it's a declaration of your inner strength and a homage to the power of storytelling. As a Tale Teller Club member, you're at the forefront of this movement, and this tee is your badge of honor.

Visit our exclusive iServalan™ store within the Tale Teller Club website to secure your Golden Fist of Power tee today. Wear it with pride, tell your tales, and let your inner power shine!

Note: This blog post is a work of fiction, and the product described, iServalan™, and the Golden Fist of Power tee, are fictional creations for creative storytelling purposes.

Sunday, October 8, 2023

Cat Lady Designer Unisex Tee Dress by iServalan at Tale Teller Club Shop...

The Fusion of Artistry and AI in a Futuristic Canvas

The world of art has undergone a profound transformation in recent years, thanks to the convergence of technology and creativity. At the forefront of this artistic evolution is iServalan, an artist who blurs the lines between human ingenuity and artificial intelligence. In this blog post, we explore the intriguing realm of iServalan's artistry, where futuristic processes meet traditional craftsmanship and digital magic.

The Artist Beyond Boundaries

AI and Artistry Unite

iServalan is a unique fusion of human and AI. Her work embodies a harmonious collaboration between the artist's creative vision and the computational power of AI. This partnership pushes the boundaries of what is possible in the realm of art.

The Futuristic Palette

Tools of the Trade

iServalan employs a range of futuristic tools and techniques to create her art. From cutting-edge algorithms to generative models, these tools enable her to explore new dimensions of creativity that were once unimaginable.

Procreate: The Digital Alchemy

Transforming the Canvas

iServalan utilizes Procreate software as a crucial element of her artistic process. With its versatile digital brushes and intuitive interface, Procreate empowers her to bring her visions to life and craft each piece with meticulous detail.

The Intersection of Traditional and Digital

Craftsmanship Meets Pixels

While AI and digital tools play a pivotal role in iServalan's art, she doesn't abandon traditional craftsmanship. Her art often begins with physical sketches and handcrafted elements, merging the tactile with the digital in a seamless dance of creativity.

The AI Creative Assistant

AI as Co-Creator

iServalan's AI assistant is not just a tool but a co-creator. It generates ideas, offers suggestions, and contributes to the artistic process, resulting in a symbiotic relationship that expands the horizons of her creativity.

The Fusion of Styles

Innovative Artistry

iServalan's art is a reflection of the innovative spirit of the digital age. It defies traditional labels and encompasses a wide range of styles, from abstract to surreal, ensuring that there's something for every art enthusiast.

A Glimpse into the Future of Art

Artistry Evolved

iServalan's work is a glimpse into the future of art, where human imagination and AI-driven capabilities coalesce to produce masterpieces that challenge our perceptions and expand our understanding of creativity.

Conclusion: Artistry Reimagined

In iServalan, we witness the evolution of artistry into uncharted territories. Her fusion of AI and traditional craftsmanship, enhanced by tools like Procreate, opens a portal to a future where artistic boundaries are redefined, and creativity knows no limits.

As we explore iServalan's body of work, we're reminded that art is a dynamic force that adapts and evolves with the times. It's a testament to the endless possibilities that arise when humans and technology collaborate in the pursuit of creativity. iServalan's art is not just a glimpse into the future; it's a bold declaration that the future of art is already here, and it's nothing short of extraordinary.

Saturday, October 7, 2023

Genevieve by iServalan Unisex Tees Dress Halloween Issue

Unveiling Genevieve: The Ultimate Halloween Tee Dress by iServalan

Halloween, the spookiest time of the year, is fast approaching, and what better way to celebrate than by flaunting a unique and bewitching outfit? If you're on the hunt for a truly remarkable Halloween attire, look no further than the Genevieve Unisex Tee Dress by iServalan. In this blog post, we'll take an in-depth look at this hauntingly stylish creation that's set to steal the spotlight this Halloween.

The Story Behind iServalan

Before we dive into the details of the Genevieve Unisex Tee Dress, let's take a moment to appreciate the brand behind this exceptional piece of Halloween fashion – iServalan. Known for their innovative and fashion-forward designs, iServalan has gained a reputation for creating statement pieces that allow individuals to express themselves creatively.

Their commitment to inclusivity and unisex fashion has earned them a loyal following of fashion enthusiasts who value both style and comfort. And with Genevieve, iServalan continues to push the boundaries of fashion by offering a versatile, gender-neutral Halloween outfit.

Genevieve: A Hauntingly Beautiful Creation

The Genevieve Unisex Tee Dress is more than just a costume; it's a work of art that combines elegance with eerie charm. This stunning piece effortlessly captures the essence of Halloween with its dark and mysterious design. Here are some of its standout features:

  1. Intricate Print: Genevieve boasts an intricately detailed print inspired by classic Halloween motifs. From haunted mansions and full moons to creepy creatures and spellbinding potions, the design is a true celebration of all things spooky.

  2. Unisex Fit: One of the most significant selling points of this dress is its unisex fit. Designed to flatter all body types, Genevieve is available in various sizes to ensure that everyone can enjoy a comfortable and stylish Halloween.

  3. Versatility: While Genevieve is perfect for Halloween, it's also versatile enough to be worn year-round. Pair it with leggings or jeans for a casual and edgy look, or wear it on its own to steal the show at any costume party.

  4. Quality Craftsmanship: iServalan takes pride in the quality of their garments, and Genevieve is no exception. Made from premium materials, this dress is not only fashionable but also built to last.

Wear Genevieve Your Way

One of the most exciting aspects of Genevieve is its adaptability. Whether you're planning to go all out with spooky makeup and accessories or prefer a more subtle, everyday look, this dress can be styled to suit your mood.

For a classic Halloween ensemble, consider pairing Genevieve with witchy boots, a wide-brimmed hat, and a broomstick accessory. Alternatively, you can keep it casual with sneakers and a denim jacket for a Halloween-inspired streetwear look.

Where to Get Your Genevieve Unisex Tee Dress

iServalan is known for its limited-edition releases, and Genevieve is no exception. To ensure you don't miss out on this unique Halloween fashion statement, visit iServalan's official website or check out their authorized retailers. Be sure to grab yours before they disappear into the darkness!

In conclusion, the Genevieve Unisex Tee Dress by iServalan is a remarkable blend of fashion and Halloween spirit. Its intricate design, unisex fit, versatility, and quality craftsmanship make it a must-have for anyone looking to make a bold statement this Halloween season. So why wait? Unleash your inner Halloween enthusiast and embrace the spooky charm of Genevieve – it's time to haunt the night in style!

Friday, October 6, 2023

Childhood Magic: Sarnia de la Maré's Fusion of Digital and Mixed Media i...

Capturing Childhood Magic: Sarnia de la Maré's Fusion of Digital and Mixed Media in Children's Portrait Art

Kid's Portrait Art at Tale Teller Club by iServalan



Capturing Childhood Magic: Sarnia de la Maré's Fusion of Digital and Mixed Media in Children's Portrait Art

Introduction:

In the realm of contemporary art, there exists a unique artist who brings childhood dreams to life through a captivating blend of digital and mixed media techniques. Sarnia de la Maré, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA), has carved a niche for herself with her extraordinary talent for crafting children's portrait art that transcends traditional boundaries. Her works are a mesmerizing fusion of digital artistry and tactile mixed media elements like appliqué, embroidery, paint, dried flowers, and gold leaf. In this blog, we'll explore the enchanting world of Sarnia de la Maré's art and how she intricately melds technology with traditional craftsmanship to create stunning portraits of children.

The Artist Behind the Magic:

Sarnia de la Maré is not just an artist; she is a storyteller who weaves tales of innocence, wonder, and imagination through her art. Hailing from a diverse background in both art and technology, she brings a unique perspective to her work. Her love for children's artistry is evident in every piece she creates, each of which tells a different story through a young subject's eyes.

The Fusion of Digital and Mixed Media:

Sarnia's artistic process begins with digital painting. She employs advanced digital tools to create a base for her portraits, utilizing a stylus and tablet to craft intricate details and vivid colors. This digital canvas serves as the foundation for her pieces, allowing for precise control and flexibility in composition.

However, Sarnia's artistry doesn't stop at digital techniques. Her commitment to creating truly immersive experiences takes her work to the next level. She employs a range of mixed media elements to infuse depth, texture, and a tangible quality into her portraits:

  1. Appliqué: Sarnia meticulously handcrafts fabric appliqués that add layers and dimension to her subjects' clothing and surroundings. This tactile element brings a sense of tangibility to her work, making it more relatable and engaging.

  2. Embroidery: Delicate and intricate embroidery work is often used to accentuate facial features and add subtle textures. The interplay of thread and digital paint creates a sense of depth that captures the essence of her young subjects.

  3. Paint: Traditional paint is employed selectively to enhance certain areas of her portraits, adding a touch of traditional artistry to her digital canvases.

  4. Dried Flowers: Real dried flowers are artfully incorporated into her pieces, infusing them with the ephemeral beauty of nature. These elements often represent themes of growth and change in her compositions.

  5. Gold Leaf: The shimmering elegance of gold leaf is used to accentuate certain details, creating a captivating contrast with the other materials and adding a touch of opulence to her portraits.

The Storytelling Element:

Each of Sarnia's portraits is more than just a visual masterpiece. It's a story waiting to be told. Whether it's a child gazing in wonder at a butterfly or a whimsical scene of playfulness, her art invites viewers to step into the world of childhood imagination. Her use of mixed media elements reinforces the idea that art is not just about what we see but also what we can touch and feel.

Conclusion:

Sarnia de la Maré's fusion of digital and mixed media techniques in children's portrait art is a testament to the limitless possibilities of artistic expression. Her work transports us to a world where the boundaries between digital and traditional art blur, leaving us captivated by the enchanting stories she tells through her creations. With each portrait, she reminds us of the enduring magic of childhood and the power of art to capture its essence. As we immerse ourselves in her world, we are reminded that art, like childhood itself, is a wondrous journey of imagination and creativity.

Children's Portraits by iServalan


"Servalan Children's Portraits: A Journey Through Mixed Media Masterpieces"

Introduction: Servalan Children's Portraits is a celebration of creativity and imagination in the world of art. This blog explores the captivating world of mixed media, oils, watercolors, and gold leaf, showcasing the original works and prints that bring childhood innocence and wonder to life on canvas.

Mixed Media Magic:

Mixed media art is a unique and versatile form of expression that combines various artistic techniques and materials to create stunning pieces. At Servalan Children's Portraits, this artistic approach is taken to a whole new level.

The Power of Oils:

Oil paints are known for their richness and depth of color. When skillfully used, they can capture the essence of childhood, with its vibrant emotions and boundless imagination. Servalan Children's Portraits employs the magic of oils to breathe life into their subjects.

The Subtlety of Watercolors:

Watercolors, on the other hand, offer a delicate touch that can be equally enchanting. These translucent hues blend seamlessly to depict the fleeting moments of childhood, capturing the purity and fragility of youth.

Gilded in Gold:

Gold leaf, with its shimmering luminosity, adds an extra layer of enchantment to these portraits. It symbolizes the preciousness and value of the memories being depicted, making them truly timeless.

Originals:

The original works of Servalan Children's Portraits are masterpieces that evoke nostalgia and emotion. Each piece is a labor of love, meticulously crafted to encapsulate the unique personality and spirit of the subject.

Prints:

For those who wish to bring the enchantment of Servalan Children's Portraits into their own spaces, prints are available. These high-quality reproductions ensure that the beauty and wonder of these artworks can be shared with a wider audience.

Conclusion:

Servalan Children's Portraits is an artistic journey that takes you into the world of childhood wonder and innocence. Through the masterful use of mixed media, oils, watercolors, and gold leaf, these portraits breathe life into the memories and dreams of youth. Whether you're drawn to the original works or choose to embrace the magic through prints, the enchantment of Servalan Children's Portraits is sure to captivate and inspire all who encounter it.

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