Saturday, June 18, 2011


Creative prompts or dreaming on line

For those who works art and you need prompts to stir creativity, Dreamlines is an incredible website. You only have to type in a word or words and it generates dream-like images that change before your eyes.

Dreamlines is a non-linear, interactive visual experience. The user enters one or more words that define the subject of a dream he would like to dream. The system looks in the Web for images related to those words, and takes them as input to generate an ambiguous painting, in perpetual change, where elements fuse into one another, in a process analogous to memory and free association.

Who is dreaming? The user, or the Internet itself? In a certain way, both. The program generates a personal moving picture, unique, unpredictable, and forever gone when it is finished, just like dreams. But that dream is made out of pieces taken form the subconscious of the whole net, gathered by some words of the user and the obscure logic of searching algorithms.

You can try words such as “house”, “flowers” or “trees” that will generate physical images, but you can also try some abstracts words like “loneliness” or “happiness”, that  generated the above image.

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