For 2001: A Space Odyssey, Kubrick’s team wrote 36 futuristic New York Times headlines to appear on iPad-like devices. HAL 9000 isn’t available, so we used OpenAI’s neural network tech to turn those headlines into full AI‑generated articles. more info
The Kubrick Times
March 26, 2001
Weather: Rain, Partially cloudy 38°F 29°F
1939 World’s Fair Time Capsule Found
Search began after earthquake of 1987N.Y.
Deep-Space Survey Enroute
Flight reported normal in all respectsSpace • Science
New Cargo Submarine Larger Than Battleships of Last CenturyWorld • Science
Who Has the Civil Service Vote?U.S. • Politics
Garzanti Dies in Rome
Famous detective credited with final destruction of Mafia in 1971World
Fourteen Westerns for Next TV Line-UpU.S. • Arts
Theater: The Barrymores, Forgotten LegendU.S. • Arts
Book Review: “The Twentieth Century: Rise and Fall of a Dragon” by Keith RogersArts • Politics
Indian Government Plans Encouragement for Parents
Economic growth hindered by low birthrateWorld • Business
Aquanaut Record Now Held by Brazil
Submarine survey team down four yearsWorld • Science
New Moon Atlas Planned
Will include magnetic fieldsSpace
Major Breakthrough in ESP Research at Duke
Plans for practical application likely to be implemented within decadeU.S. • Science
Last Grizzly Bear Dies in Cincinnati Zoo
Species now extinct — tenth this yearU.S. • Science
World Population Passes 6 Billion Mark
Even split north and south of equatorWorld
Sports: Australians Likely Victors
Tennis tourney in Addis Ababa next monthWorld • Sports
Medicine: How Much Further the Age Limit?
Are 125 years enough?Science • Lifestyle
English-French Talks Break-Up
New delay for Dover-Calais tunnel likelyWorld • Politics
Pigeon Committee Named in New York
Elimination of bird from city deemed unlikely; defence group meetsN.Y.
Functioning Earth Satellites Now Number 3,700
Majority link weather and communications systemsSpace • Science
New York Philharmonic Season Off to Brilliant Start
Audience most enthusiastic in yearsN.Y. • Arts
Financial: Buying Power of Dollar Up
First improvement in seventeen months; easing on credit seenU.S. • Business
Hall of Presidents Proposed for Ellis Island
Government to finance, state to administerN.Y. • Politics
Grand Canyon Bridge Opened by President
Last link in Argentina-Alaska electronic highway systemU.S.
Tremors Along San Andreas Fault
San Francisco affectedU.S.
Two-Day Week Proposed Solution for Many IndustriesU.S. • Business
Airliner Feared Lost Over Atlantic
2,304 on boardWorld • N.Y.
1,000th Baby Born at South Pole CityWorld • Lifestyle
New Traffic Commissioner for New York City
Major promises results; citizens’ committee reportedly pessimisticN.Y.
Gardening: Watch the PH Factor
Acidity more critical in hydroponics than in soilSpace • Lifestyle
How we made this:
GPT-3 wrote text from prompts based on the 36 original headlines, along with additional fact boxes from related phrases. DALL·E 2 produced images using a similar process. The fake ads use AI-generated photos and slogans. New York weather data for the year 2001 was sourced from Visual Crossing Weather.