posted on Dec, 27 2017 @ 01:14 PM
Good Day ATS
For a little while now, I've been toying with a "Deep Dream Generator" during some of my spare time. I really enjoy art in various forms and I
usually create my own via various mediums. I saw this one day and decided that even though it sort of takes away from my own creativity, it really
does give me a unique tool to play around with to create art so I wanted to give it a try and see what it was all about.
Enter the Deep Dream Generator
The thing that made me curious... I stumbled on an article that advertised:
Scientists Have Built a 'Hallucination Machine'
For a Drug-Free Brain Trip
Since I'm always interested in weirdness (no I don't do nor do I condone the use of any drugs), I went down that rabbit hole to see if there was
anything of interest. The article mentions research done with this tool gave subjects similar visuals as to using psilocybin.
Since then, I've been kind of hooked (irony lol) on this tool simply because of the various artistic details it produces.
According to Wiki
DeepDream is a computer vision program created by Google engineer Alexander Mordvintsev which uses a convolutional neural network to find and
enhance patterns in images via algorithmic pareidolia, thus creating a dream-like hallucinogenic appearance in the deliberately over-processed
Google's program popularized the term (deep) "dreaming" to refer to the generation of images that produce desired activations in a trained deep
network, and the term now refers to a collection of related approaches.
If you would like to see some of My Work
, you're welcome to check them out
. Just a note, not all of the images are ideal but I left them to give me an idea of what
doesn't work as well, for future generated images.
Here are a couple of my favorite creations:
Thanks for reading. I hope you enjoy the Deep Dream Generator as much as I have.
Note: I will say this before someone points out the obvious... Even though many (not all) of these images are based and taken from
other images that were not my own (Google Searches for Wallpapers), the end result is "my creation" via the generator. I do not claim them for my own
artistic expertise. They are 'tests' if you will. However, many of the images ARE my own and I also have works in my private folder that are 100% my
own - but I do not make them public for obvious reasons.
edit on 27-12-2017 by StallionDuck because: added NOTE