A friend sent me this link to a Gizmodo story  showing clips of Fear and Loathing getting rendered in Google’s Neural Network.

If you are geek and get Git or just a nerd that wants to know more about how it was done, click here https://github.com/graphific/DeepDreamVideo.

If you just want to see some trippy effect of Deep Dream you can click here https://twitter.com/hashtag/deepdream?src=hash.

If you want to learn more about Google’s Neural Network you can go here http://googleresearch.blogspot.com/search/label/Neural%20Networks & http://googleresearch.blogspot.com/2015/06/inceptionism-going-deeper-into-neural.html.

 

The reason this is so, for some, is that Google is using software to simulate neural activity in terms of an artificial intelligence.  The simulated process appears close to human hallucinations, the descriptions of which makes much of HST’s work.  In particular, HST’s psychedelic distortions took the world and dissolved the usual visual boundaries as well as the elements of ratiocination.

HST’s work too the distortions of thought and senses to describe an observation that otherwise would have been missed boy ordinary, sober, non participatory analysis.  The woman at the check in counter wasn’t not a Moray Eel filled with deadly poison…but something about her was reptilian, impassive, inhuman….

The neural network starts from the “blooming, buzzing confusion” of William James with no prejudice despite the meat world’s inferiority, to learn as does human brain…kinda sorta.  In some way, the psychedelic ratiocination undoes the boundaries Google’s beast is attempting to grasp.  That is why, Fear and Loathing and this weirdness of Google pairs so well.