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2014-2018/2022: Deep Dream, Computational and Physical Media Series

Neural Dreams/Human Machines is a series of works that explores the Google Deep Dream neural network as a tool and approach to image generation while paired with other generative and computational methods. Utilizing public domain video footage, television advertisements and scraped video footage from the internet, this series explores the sense of vision, transforming human visual perception into machine perception via frame by frame image processing techniques. The artist collects found materials from popular visual culture as the beginning point for transformation and image processing. Videos and images were processed through multiple generations and layers of inception, then pieced together frame by frame, showcasing the morphology of the image. This work represents figurative and material experimentations by the artist during the early days of open source machine learning tools and neural networks, when dedicated Deep Dream applications were not easily downloadable and creative application of these tool were done through hand coding with long processing durations spanning days and weeks.

Ice Cream Lenticular Stickers, 2022

Original Ice Cream Dream Inception, 2014; Ice Cream Lenticular Stickers, 2022

Original Source Advertisement: Little Baby’s Ice Cream “This is a Special Time” - Doug Garth Williams, 2012.

Neural Dreams in Acrylic 2022 - Side.jpg

Neural Dream 2022 in acrylic, side effect.

Neural Dreams 2022 in acrylic, full view.

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Neural Dreams in Acrylic 2022 - Top.jpg

Neural Dreams 2022 in acrylic. Close ups of top, bottom left, and bottom right corners.

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Neural Dreams in Acrylic 2022 - Lower Right Corner.jpg

Ice Cream Dream 2022 in acrylic will be updated soon.

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