Welcome to a riveting exploration of the picturesque city of Bellingham, Washington, through the lens of Artificial Intelligence! Nestled between the mesmerizing mountains and serene sea, Bellingham is a treasure trove of unique personalities, teeming with a diverse populace, each contributing to the city’s vibrant tapestry. But what happens when we ask AI to paint us a picture of the ‘average’ Bellinghamster based on prevailing stereotypes?
We started our inquiry by asking GPT4 to "describe a stereotypical person from Bellingham, WA." The result can be found below.
"A stereotypical person from Bellingham might be seen as an outdoorsy and eco-conscious individual, given the city’s proximity to mountains and the sea. They might enjoy activities like hiking, biking, and kayaking and could have a particular interest in environmental conservation and sustainability. They might be dressed in casual, layered clothing, perhaps sporting outdoor gear like a rain jacket or hiking boots, regardless of the weather."
"Bellingham is home to Western Washington University, so a stereotypical resident might also have a connection to the university, either as a student or an employee, and have a youthful, progressive, and educated vibe. They might enjoy the local music scene, craft breweries, and coffee shops, reflecting a preference for local and artisanal over big and commercial."
It's hard to get much of a sense from words alone, so we switched to Midjourny and asked it to provide "images that typified Bellingham, WA." The results are amazing.
Next, I asked for a "photorealistic image of a 'stereotypical person from Bellingham, Washinton."' Which it did, with some funny results.
This gentleman has clearly weathered a few dark Bellingham winters and is forebodingly watching the sky...
Yep, I'm pretty sure I've bumped into someone like this downtown a time or two.
I asked Midjourny to produce a stereotypical younger person. The result was this handsome fellow who could absolutely pass as a Bellinghamster.
All the results had been men up to this point, so I asked for a selection of Lady-Hamsters. Midjourny happily obliged.
Finally, I asked for a selection of young ladies which resulted in the following: