More deep dream inceptionism.

Exploring the deep dream octave setting.


So here we have one of the early works of aronimus. Landscape at Dusk.  I fiddled around with the octave value, but otherwise left all the other parameters alone.

The original image is an acrylic on canvas piece involving extensive dry brush techniques.  Which isn’t all that obvious from the mediocre photo I took…  😛


Landscape at Dusk Original Painting

At an octave value of 2 we have not much of a change.  Just an overlay of interesting shapes and eyeballs.

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Landscape at Dusk – Octave 2

At an octave value of 7, things get rather interesting.  3d writhing worm like creatures,  a figure with a deformed head and where did that duck come from?

aronimus-landscapeduskoctave 7 deep dream octave setting

Landscape at Dusk – Octave 7

Quite a different result with an octave level of 10.

aronimus-landscapeduskoctave 10 deep dream octave setting

Landscape at Dusk – Octave 10

I had a big play around with photos of oil refineries the other night and was going to post them but they were simply not all that interesting.  A machine working repetitively on the imagery of a rather linear and repetitive machine created all very repetitive and linear results. Yawn…  Though may have been more interesting if I had done what I did tonight with some octave tweaking.  I shall revisit a couple and see if they become worthy of the internets…  Or maybe warp them a bit in photoshop. Yes.. that could work.



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deep dream infection

On July 8, 2015, in Digital, Painting, by aronimus

aronimus discovers deep dream and manages to actually make it work!

So after traipsing through the creative desert for some time now aronimus stumbled across this juicy visual goodness that is Googles deep dream.  Not being content with looking at the creations of others, or queuing in line on the overloaded servers making this tech available to the masses, yours truly did set his mind into ubergeek mode.  The task:  with no knowledge of Python and scant knowledge of programming or linux for that matter, make Googles code work on his trusty, if aging, i7.

The code is actually quite easy to use.  Getting the linux VM up to run it… not so easy.  But after 2 evening’s of brain hurting exertions….  here are some of the early results.

temple ruin aronimus #deepdream

temple ruin viewed through the lens of deep dream

Not sure I’m down with all the dogs that keep coming up.  Apparently this is because of the copious amount of cute doggy pics in the the Google dataset.   Must look into finding a way to load other datasets.  Managed to get what one could only call a hipposlug in the picture above though.   Interestingly the Hermit managed to come through looking much the same.  Could this be that the image is in the dataset so the neural net actually knows what it is so no need to invent fanciful interpretations?  Not sure what that is bottom right.  A morbidly obese Jack Russel?

#deepdream landscape by aronimus

Deep dream landscape

Rather pleased with this rainbow hued kaleidoscope of weirdness.


Cliff Walk #deepdream infection

Cliff Walk deep dream infection

Defintely pleased with Eketahuna’s Cliff Walk land of mutated forest dwellers.

Because Google were feeling generous I’m feeling generous too.

Here’s how I got it going….

Though with some minor changes.

1. No need to use Powershell.  Use the command prompt
2. No need to set the path variable, it does it itself.
3. For those unfamiliar with navigating a filesystem in Linux…  If you can’t find the ‘vagrant’ folder once you get the VM running…  type “cd /” then “ls”

The last attempt for tonight…

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Cosmic! Those dogs again though…


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