Deep Dream Competition: Gropius v. Gaudi

Fenster writes:

Deep Dream is an engine somewhere out in the cloud–maybe cloud 9–that adds elements to images that are intended suggest a dream state.

llamaBecause the added elements have an organic quality it is better to start with an image that is somewhat organic, so that the added cooties have something to grab hold of.  Like with the llama above.  Or the images of structures and landscapes below.

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But what happens when you present the engine with an image that is so sheer that it is hard to find traction for the addition of the cooties?  Hey, maybe Walter Gropius or some other such modernist architect that we like to make fun of in these parts would illustrate that.

Here’s an untouched Gropius.

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and here it is post treatment.

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It’s kind of weird, what with that bird or whatever on top of the building.  But the building itself does a damn good job avoiding those dream cooties.  Why, it is positively resistant!

How about Gaudi?  Lots of nooks and crannies there.  But in a way you end up with a similar problem.  Here’s an untouched Gaudi.

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and here it is post Deep Dream.

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You can barely tell the difference.  Gaudi’s work is pre-dreamed.

About Fenster

Gainfully employed for thirty years, including as one of those high paid college administrators faculty complain about. Earned Ph.D. late in life and converted to the faculty side. Those damn administrators are ruining everything.
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