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….

https://www.reddit.com/r/deepdream/comments/3c2s0v/newbie_guide_for_windows/

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…

#deepdream aronimus

Cosmic! Those dogs again though…

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Here the woman from the previous work is fused with the outline of the reef at Castlepoint on the Wairarapa Coast.

On his last visit Mick aka Mikail bin Perci did announce to his son Harun that “the monkeys were at Castlepoint”.  He had been hitting his moonshine from the bin Perci distillery, but Harun did listen unto him anyway.  He spoke of sitting there drinking with a mate some years back, looking upon the reef.  His mate was getting weirded out as the rocks were all looking like primates as the shadows changed during the day.  Harun had indeed noticed that the end of the reef did look like a large primate muzzle and brow.      Mikail did say that his mother grew up just down the road at Mataikona, which Harun doth translate as a nook with a tree in it.    She sayeth that back in the past the local Maori wouldn’t go out on the reef.

Harun doth believe that the reef  is indeed a spiritual place and there be a lot of energy there.   One should sit against the light house at night looking out to sea.  The multiple beams of light appear to curve as if some great dome and the galaxy can be seen in great detail.  Harun muses to himself that this indeed could be the makings of another great work.

This creation has nothing to do with primates nor the beams of light.  Through practicing her gong on the reef she has somehow generated some form of organic fractal membrane across the sky opening into a Mandelbrot shaped rift where she can see her own iris which appears almost as a sun along with other solar system related material.  Maybe this is a vision of her own retina.

Cosmic energies about the Castlepoint Reef

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Unlock the workings of the cosmos

Sala Keoku is a fantastic statue garden located near Nong Khai in Thailand.  The place is some sort of cult based on a fusion of Buddhist and Hindu practices.

a r o n i m u s sees this particular scene happening as thus…

The women pictured is doing some form of meditation or Qigong style practice.   As she works with the energies within and without, the greater workings of the cosmos become apparent.  The fractal structures that make up all things subtly illuminate in the background while the great spheres of the solar system endlessly turn over head.  Though pictured as Radix Chart rather than a figurative sense.

 

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