Teaching and learning is becoming increasingly more visual and graphic. As instructors, we use Youtube videos and other multimedia to help teach complex lessons. Some may fear AI and the impact it will have on the classroom, but let’s try to figure out all of the best ways we can use AI to enhance our classrooms and course materials. As a starting place, we have created several AI generated sociology graphics that we are posting exclusively on our website for anyone to use.
We understand this is only a start, but hopefully this can serve as motivation for other sociologists that may be interested in figuring out how to best use Artificial intelligence in the classroom.
AI Generated Sociology Graphics
All of these graphics were generated in Adobe Firefly. Adobe Firefly is accessible online and is currently free. Users can simply put in a prompt and generate an image. Coming up with prompts is a bit of an art, so I am not going to share my exact method because we do sell graphics and photographs at Adobe Stock. None of the graphics shown below have been generated using the likeness of any specific art or artist. So, these are free and ethical to use!
The graphics you will see below center around three themes; social change, society, and community. We have organized them below in that order.
Our first theme is social change. The graphics that I liked the most in this theme were a bit more abstract. Some of my other options included graphics with people’s faces in them and AI still does not always do a good job with face details, at least not the technology I have access to. With that said, it still produced some really cool graphics.
The first graphic sort of reminds me of a protest. Plus the colors are nice!
This second graphic reminds me a bit of a peace agreement.
The final graphic reminds me of a community garden!
Our second theme is society. This is a more general concept so AI produced some more general graphics but these graphics look like the kinds of symbols on textbooks and other teaching resources. So, maybe you all have a use for some of them.
You will notice these first two graphics are gear related. Gears are a pretty common universal symbol in sociology, so it makes sense.
The final society themed graphic is more like nodes and it is really pretty awesome. I have seen symbols like this in sociology, maybe in the context of social networks.
The final theme we used to generate these AI sociology graphics is community. As you will see we actually got a lot of photos of cities and structure, which is sociological in itself.
The first graphic is a birdseye of a city. It is artistic and could spice up slide about urban sociology or communities.
Our next graphic is another birdseye, this time of an open air market. If you zoom in you can see how people are distorted which is why I have not been making graphics with people.
Finally, we see this kind of cool structural model. It might represent future building, architecture, community, or a variety of other concepts.
Final Thoughts on AI Generated Sociology Graphics
I am really just sharing these graphics in case anyone is interested in using them to spice up their teaching content. These graphics have been ethically created and they are free for anyone that downloads them! Enjoy and I can’t wait to see how innovative instructors use AI to enhance their classrooms.