In our digital age, web platforms and content moderation significantly impact our lives, yet the people behind these thankless tasks remain largely unknown. One exception is Canadian-American artist and author Tim Boucher, a former content moderator for a major social media platform. Boucher transformed his five-year experience dealing with online toxicity into a unique form of art and stress relief, reinventing literary boundaries in the process. A revival of Golden Era sci-fi story anthologies, his books combine artificial intelligence with pulp sci-fi and conspiracy fiction tropes, showcasing the transformative and restorative power of creativity.
Boucher’s collection of 100 AI Lore books stands out for its unique use of AI-generated images, text, and intricate world-building, immersing readers in an evolving narrative landscape that spans across volumes and universes. This innovative approach challenges conventional storytelling and invites readers to reconsider the human imagination, the role of AI in the arts, and the future of fiction.
Originally developed as a personal refuge from the harsh realities of a job that left him with symptoms of mild PTSD, Boucher’s fantasy universe has since grown into an ambitious exercise in world-building. Incorporating AI into his work has enabled him to create larger, more intricate sci-fi and fantasy worlds, giving life to 100 volumes that blur the line between truth and fiction, and AI and human, in a near future alternate reality dystopia where AI has taken control of the planet following a series of climate catastrophes.
Boucher’s innovative work has caught the attention of a global audience, with his AI-generated images going viral on social media and instigating fact checks from reputable news outlets like Reuters and France 24. His novel approach to AI-driven fiction has been recognized by CNN and Newsweek, with his detailed world-building receiving praise from the Literary Review of Canada – all contributing to a broader discourse on the future of authorship in a quickly changing digital world.
As we increasingly intertwine our realities with technology, Boucher’s unique approach to AI-augmented storytelling offers a fascinating exploration of creativity, resilience, and the transformative power of art and literature to heal the human spirit. His work not only serves as a testament to overcoming adversity but also as a beacon for the future direction of digital storytelling.
About Lost Books, AI Publisher
Tim Boucher is a former content moderator, AI artist, and Creative Director of Lost Books, an AI publisher in Canada.