Google’s Deep Dream source code has officially been made public. “Two weeks ago we blogged about a visualization tool designed to help us understand how neural networks work and what each layer has learned,” Google writes. “In addition to gaining some insight on how these networks carry out classification tasks, we found that this process also generated some beautiful art.”
If you call psychedelic photos of people with dog heads covered in eyeballs and hypnotic swirls of color and digital noise beautiful (and who doesn’t, really?), then sure. But Deep Dream is definitely nightmare fuel, depending on how it’s used. Thankfully the Internet hasn’t disappointed and spent the last week transforming just about everything imaginable into a hallucinatory work of art. We’ve gathered some of the best pop culture images that were given a Deep Dream makeover, allowing us look at our favorite films, albums, and more in a whole new (and in many cases, terrifying) way. Visit this website to make your own Deep Dream art.
The Garden of Earthly Delights, Hieronymus Bosch
Mad Max: Fury Road
Squares with Concentric Circles, Kandinsky
My Neighbor Totoro
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
Straight Outta Compton
Dick Cheney without his human skin suit.
2001: A Space Odyssey
Starry Night, Van Gogh
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas