I always thought it would be amazing to create a global online art-project called the Creation Tree, where every single human could make one art contribution to it and watch it grow over time into it’s many branches.

Everyone would add some art, whatever it is they would contribute the best one, the most meaningful one of their life. Things like a song, a short video, a painting, a short music clip, and I would host it, and you could go back and update anytime you wanted.

We could use some generative ai model to watch what clusters of things people would add to the creation tree over time. It would be fascinating to watch over the course of our lives.

—August Ritchie