AI Visualizes All 50 U.S. States as Hunger Games Contestants

AI Imagines Hunger Games Contestants for Each State

Thanks to the new film The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes, the Hunger Games series is seeing a revival. This series of novels by Suzanne Collins about a dystopian future where rival districts send contestants to play a deadly game became a cultural phenomenon that helped launch Jennifer Lawrence's career after they were transformed into films. The new film, which is a prequel to the four movies released between 2012 and 2015, got BuzzFeed author Sarah Aspler curious about what would happen if the United States decided to start their own Hunger Games.

Turning to AI, Aspler created a set of tributes for each U.S. state and the results are fascinating. Hunger Games is known for the fantastical costumes they outfit their players in, each representing the characteristics of their respective district. And these looks are no different.

Some are hilariously based on food, such as Wisconsin's cheese-based look and Idaho's potato headpiece. Others play on nature, with Connecticut's contestants wearing costumes based on fall foliage and Washington's players outfitted in a lush green moss look inspired by the forest.

And, since this is AI, others play on obvious stereotypes. New Jersey's contestants look like they belong on Jersey Shore, while Colorado's pair is decked out as snow bunnies. But overall, there seems to be more variety than usual when it comes to the imagery that AI produces. There are different body types and more minority representation than one often sees.

And while some looks have quite obvious ties to the state they are based on, others have a more subtle approach. This makes this AI Hunger Games series even more enjoyable to look at, as you'll continue to see new details when examining the images. Scroll down to see all 50 looks and see if you agree with how the tributes from your state are dressed.

This is how AI imagined what people from each U.S. state would look like if they were tributes in the Hunger Games.

Alabama

AI Imagines Hunger Games Contestants for Each State

 

Alaska

AI Imagines Hunger Games Contestants for Each State

 

Arizona

AI Imagines Hunger Games Contestants for Each State

 

Arkansas

AI Imagines Hunger Games Contestants for Each State

 

California

AI Imagines Hunger Games Contestants for Each State

 

Colorado

AI Imagines Hunger Games Contestants for Each State

 

Connecticut

AI Imagines Hunger Games Contestants for Each State

 

Delaware

AI Imagines Hunger Games Contestants for Each State

 

Florida

AI Imagines Hunger Games Contestants for Each State

 

Georgia

AI Imagines Hunger Games Contestants for Each State

 

Hawaii

AI Imagines Hunger Games Contestants for Each State

 

Idaho

AI Imagines Hunger Games Contestants for Each State

 

Illinois

AI Imagines Hunger Games Contestants for Each State

 

Indiana

AI Imagines Hunger Games Contestants for Each State

 

Iowa

AI Imagines Hunger Games Contestants for Each State

 

Kansas

AI Imagines Hunger Games Contestants for Each State

 

Kentucky

AI Imagines Hunger Games Contestants for Each State

 

Louisiana

AI Imagines Hunger Games Contestants for Each State

 

Maine

AI Imagines Hunger Games Contestants for Each State

 

Maryland

AI Imagines Hunger Games Contestants for Each State

 

Massachusetts

AI Imagines Hunger Games Contestants for Each State

 

Michigan

AI Imagines Hunger Games Contestants for Each State

 

Minnesota

AI Imagines Hunger Games Contestants for Each State

 

Mississippi

AI Imagines Hunger Games Contestants for Each State

 

Missouri

AI Imagines Hunger Games Contestants for Each State

 

Montana

AI Imagines Hunger Games Contestants for Each State

 

Nebraska

AI Imagines Hunger Games Contestants for Each State

 

Nevada

AI Imagines Hunger Games Contestants for Each State

 

New Hampshire

AI Imagines Hunger Games Contestants for Each State

 

New Jersey

AI Imagines Hunger Games Contestants for Each State

 

New Mexico

AI Imagines Hunger Games Contestants for Each State

 

New York

AI Imagines Hunger Games Contestants for Each State

 

North Carolina

AI Imagines Hunger Games Contestants for Each State

 

North Dakota

AI Imagines Hunger Games Contestants for Each State

 

Ohio

AI Imagines Hunger Games Contestants for Each State

 

Oklahoma

AI Imagines Hunger Games Contestants for Each State

 

Oregon

AI Imagines Hunger Games Contestants for Each State

 

Pennsylvania

AI Imagines Hunger Games Contestants for Each State

 

Rhode Island

AI Imagines Hunger Games Contestants for Each State

 

South Carolina

AI Imagines Hunger Games Contestants for Each State

 

South Dakota

AI Imagines Hunger Games Contestants for Each State

 

Tennessee

AI Imagines Hunger Games Contestants for Each State

 

Texas

AI Imagines Hunger Games Contestants for Each State

 

Utah

AI Imagines Hunger Games Contestants for Each State

 

Vermont

AI Imagines Hunger Games Contestants for Each State

 

Virginia

AI Imagines Hunger Games Contestants for Each State

 

Washington

AI Imagines Hunger Games Contestants for Each State

 

West Virginia

AI Imagines Hunger Games Contestants for Each State

 

Wisconsin

AI Imagines Hunger Games Contestants for Each State

 

Wyoming

AI Imagines Hunger Games Contestants for Each State

All images via Sarah Aspler.

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Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Staff Editor and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. Since 2020, she is also one of the co-hosts of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.
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