My wacky AI generated animation ‘Neuralsim’ has been selected for this years Japan Media Arts Festival.  Encouraging that something so experimental can be chosen by the jury out of 4,384 international works entered to be included in the final 30 or so selections for the animation category 🙂

Over the last year I’ve helped develop and pioneer two free online tools that allow you to turn data into abstract imagery and electronic music.  It was an exiting opportunity for me to apply my experience in generative animation and music toward creating tools for others to use, it was also great to collaborate with my friends at Datavized in New York, and also exciting for both projects to be funded by Google.

The first of these is Morph – available here.

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And then there’s TwoTone – available here.

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My Music

March 8, 2019

Some of you may not know that I’m a musician too, I’ve composed a lot of short film and documentary soundtracks, for BBC, RTE, and of course a lot of my own animations.

Here’s a mini album of my latest soundtrack work, done mostly for Grant Wakefield at Wakewood Productions,

One of tracks on this album features on an ambient compilation CD published by Disco Gecko ‘strange-eyed constellations 2’ – available here,
http://smarturl.it/strange-eyed2

My track is called ‘Spring Shade’.

Neural Fractal

September 15, 2018

Neural artistic style transfer applied to a computer animated fractal.

Neuralism

September 4, 2018

Animation created using artificial intelligence and deep learning in a technique called ‘artistic style transfer’.

Neural models of human visual perception are used to transfer the visual style of a painting or photograph onto another image.

In this video I’m taking visual styles such as computer fractals, abstract photography, sci fi art and HD wallpapers and transferring them onto repeating GIF loops – which are originally just simple 3D animations with no texture or color.

Everything was rendered from open source code in Google’s Colab using their GPU runtime support. GPU processing power is an essential requirement in all deep learning projects.

Artistic style transfer part of an exciting new branch of AI based art, in what could tentatively be called ‘neuralism’.

Animation & Music by Glenn Marshall