Future Mythologies: Arachne

Nathaniel Stern

Anne Spalter

Arachne finds love in raw potential.

Future Mythologies is a collaboration between Anne Spalter and Nathaniel Stern for theVERSEverse’s GenText series. It’s a series of 12 poems written in collaboration with text-based AIs, incorporated into videos produced with the help of text-to-image AI. Each explores a character from Greek mythology, with a sci-fi twist. Written and performed by Stern, video art by Spalter.


Spidering outward,
crawling through space,
tragedy turns to infinite potential.
8 legs and 9 lives later,
Arachne is full of life. She is weaving starlight,
building the past,
tending and attending the future.