Even Dreams Think

Paula Leonvendagar

A 3D projection of poetry generated from decontextualized dreams.



My current research is about Dreams from different perspectives. “Even Dreams Think” is 3D projection of animated poetry created with dreams that the users can share with the program, creating a Dream´s Collection. The text that is display is created by a program that decontextualize the written dreams that users share and change their order and sintaxis. Changing their meaning, but maintaining an atmosphere of what was originally written. These texts are display, through projection, in a wall, in a 3D program where the words are animated. They come and go, appears and disappears in space.


Programming from A to Z

Swipe Reich: Anti-Tinder for Anti-Nazis

Melissa Parker

Swipe Reich is a tool that uses the visual language of Tinder to make it easier to report harassment on Twitter.



Potential harassers will be flagged on Twitter based on certain search terms, like “heil hitler” and #1488 (a neo-nazi code word). Their info will be stored in a json file, and pulled up on a web application. Any users that are flagged as nazis will have their information Tweeted out by a bot so anyone who follows the bot will be notified and able to report the abuse.


Programming from A to Z


Utsav Chadha

What if Alexa turns into Hal (2001: A Space Odyssey) ?



This project attempts to subvert reality and reinvent Amazon's Alexa as a looming dominant monolith in a virtual space.

The project uses voice recognition and text generation which enables the user to interact with the virtual monolithic Alexa ( or Halexa, perhaps ) in virtual reality.


Programming from A to Z, The Poetics of Space


Zach Coble

An alternate version of Wikipedia describing an alternate universe



Wikibabel is an alternate universe closely resembling our own. It is generated using machine learning with a recursive neural network (RNN) that is trained on a data dump of the Wikipedia corpus.

Wikibabel an online platform that is aesthetically similar to the Wikipedia we know, but instead contains the footprint of a vaguely familiar universe with its own geography, political systems, celebrities and cultural events. Is that uncertain familiarity due to the excitement of discovering the lives of new people, or because despite reshuffling the deck, the biases and shortcomings of our civilization are cast in a new light?


Programming from A to Z

Imitation Art Installation

Hayeon / Hayley Hwang, Koji Kanao

If you were Van Gogh, what would like to draw?



Imitation Art Installation is a participatory art museum that can allow to collaborate with past artists and other visitors. Imitation Art Installation is an application which has 2 main functions. The first function is a drawing application. Users can draw anything they want. The other function is to apply a style to a user's drawing. For doing that, Imitation Art Installation is using style-transfer which is the technique of recomposing images in the style of other images. Then, users can get an unique experience. So this application will give opportunity to answer a question like “If I were Van Gogh, I would … .”

Imitation Art Installation has 3 phase.

Visitors can get in the museum and choose the favorite artist and art piece. And they go into the first section, “LEARN”. They start to look at the detail of the art piece and learn why the artist drew and what technic they used (where, what, what emotion, what style etc).

And visitors move to the next section, “IMITATE”. They can use a touch screen display(Tablet), they simply change or re-sketch the original pieces based on the original piece. For example, they can change the classic house into apartments and re-paint. After drawing them, they submit it to the machine learning program.

Lastly, in “EXHIBIT” section, visitors can see their drawings and the original piece together to compare them. Also, they can check the collaborative version with the past artist that machine learning generates. Also, there is an artwork that all visitors created.


Cabinets of Wonder, Programming from A to Z