Deep meditations: a meaningful exploration of inner self, a controlled navigation of latent space.

It’s all about the Journey.

“Deep Medtitations: When I’m stuck with a day that’s grey…”. A journey in a 512D latent space, carefully constructed to tell a particular story.

Abstract

Background

‘Generative’ Models

‘Deep’ Learning (in this context)

A sledgehammer. Big and heavy.
Screenshot of Andy Dufresne (played by Tim Robbins) using his rock hammer in The Shawshank Redemption (source: Castle Rock Entertainment. https://small-change.uq.edu.au/blog/2016/03/hammer-shaped-university)
https://www.machines4u.com.au/mag/100-years-ago-today-antique-woodworking-tools/

Control, Relinquishing control, Meaningful control

Introduction

Challenges

Method

Background

Summary

“A brief history of almost everything in 5 minutes”. A journey in a 512D latent space, carefully constructed to tell a particular story.

Process

A one hour seamless loop. A journey in a 512D latent space, carefully constructed to tell a particular story.

Appendix

Model architecture and data

Video editing and conforming the edit

Example of an editing z-sequenes in Kdenlive

Interpolation

Fig C1. z sequence using spherical interpolation
Fig C2. z sequence using physical interpolation

Snapshots across time

An example z-sequence fed through different snapshots from training. Each frame shows the same z-vector decoded from 28 snapshots spaced 1000 training iterations apart.

Conclusion

Acknowledgments

computational ar̹͒ti͙̕s̼͒t engineer curious philomath; nature ∩ science ∩ tech ∩ ritual; spirituality ∩ arithmetic; PhD AI×expressive human-machine interaction;