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Montreal Swing Riot 2015 - Joyss - Guest Performance

Sun, 07/05/2015 - 6:56pm

Montreal Swing Riot

Jean-Charles Zambo aka JOYSS (Paris, France) performs a "Jazz Roots" piece dans lequel il évoque le changement d'état que peut subir un homme lorsqu'il est au plus bas, avant de se reprendre en main.

Official Montreal Swing Riot Youtube channel:

Cast: Alain Wong

DisneyNature: Wings of Life - Bats

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 10:26pm

Experience bats like you've never seen them before. From Disneynature, the studio that brought you Earth, Oceans, African Cats and Chimpanzee, comes Wings Of Life -- a stunning adventure full of intrigue, drama and mesmerizing beauty. Narrated by Meryl Streep, this intimate and unprecedented look at butterflies, hummingbirds, bees, bats and flowers is a celebration of life, as a third of the world's food supply depends on these incredible -- and increasingly threatened -- creatures. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg, Wings of Life utilizes riveting high-speed, closer-than-close filmmaking techniques to showcase in spectacular detail these unsung heroes of our planet.

Cast: MOVING ART by Louie Schwartzberg

Tags: DisneyNature, Disney, Wings of Life, Louie Schwartzberg, Meryl Streep, nature, bat, bats, environment, documentary and Mexico

Journey through the layers of the mind

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 8:07pm

first tests playing with #deepdream #inceptionism

A visualization of what's happening inside the mind of an artificial neural network.

By recognizing forms in these images, your mind is already reflecting what's going on in the software, projecting its own bias onto what it sees. You think you are seeing things, perhaps puppies, slugs, birds, reptiles etc. If you look carefully, that's not what's in there. But those are the closest things your mind can match to what it's seeing. Your mind is struggling to put together images based on what you know. And that's exactly what's happening in the software. And you've been training your mind for years, probably decades. These neural networks are usually trained for a few hours, days or weeks.


In non-technical speak:

An artificial neural network can be thought of as analogous to a brain (immensely, immensely, immensely simplified. nothing like a brain really). It consists of layers of neurons and connections between neurons. Information is stored in this network as 'weights' (strengths) of connections between neurons. Low layers (i.e. closer to the input, e.g. 'eyes') store (and recognise) low level abstract features (corners, edges, orientations etc.) and higher layers store (and recognise) higher level features. This is analogous to how information is stored in the mammalian cerebral cortex (e.g. our brain).

Here a neural network has been 'trained' on millions of images - i.e. the images have been fed into the network, and the network has 'learnt' about them (establishes weights / strengths for each neuron). (NB. This is a specific database of images fed into the network known as ImageNet )

Then when the network is fed a new unknown image (e.g. me), it tries to make sense of (i.e. recognise) this new image in context of what it already knows, i.e. what it's already been trained on.

This can be thought of as asking the network "Based on what you've seen / what you know, what do you think this is?", and is analogous to you recognising objects in clouds or ink / rorschach tests etc.

The effect is further exaggerated by encouraging the algorithm to generate an image of what it 'thinks' it is seeing, and feeding that image back into the input. Then it's asked to reevaluate, creating a positive feedback loop, reinforcing the biased misinterpretation.

This is like asking you to draw what you think you see in the clouds, and then asking you to look at your drawing and draw what you think you are seeing in your drawing etc,

That last sentence was actually not fully accurate. It would be accurate, if instead of asking you to draw what you think you saw in the clouds, we scanned your brain, looked at a particular group of neurons, reconstructed an image based on the firing patterns of those neurons, based on the in-between representational states in your brain, and gave *that* image to you to look at. Then you would try to make sense of (i.e. recognise) *that* image, and the whole process will be repeated.

We aren't actually asking the system what it thinks the image is, we're extracting the image from somewhere inside the network. From any one of the layers. Since different layers store different levels of abstraction and detail, picking different layers to generate the 'internal picture' hi-lights different features.

All based on the google research by Alexander Mordvintsev, Software Engineer, Christopher Olah, Software Engineering Intern and Mike Tyka, Software Engineer

Cast: Memo Akten

Tags: inceptionism, deepdream, deep learning, machine learning and artificial intelligence


Thu, 07/02/2015 - 12:37am

A celebration of color in our everyday lives.

Made by The Mercadantes
Directed by Daniel Mercadante
Producer: Jordan Shively
Executive Producer: Katina Mercadante
Additional Cinematography: Alisha Shimada
Music: W.A. Mozart

Made with a grant from Vimeo

Cast: The Mercadantes

Tags: colors, color, lovewins, pride, rainbow, colorful, the mercadantes, mercadante, daniel mercadante and everynone

Resonant Frequency of Googly Eyes.

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 12:34am

Important research

Cast: Rob Cruickshank


Wed, 07/01/2015 - 7:58pm

Doctor Strange Title Sequence

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 6:36pm

My take on a title sequence for for the upcoming Marvel Film: Doctor Strange - The Sorcerer Supreme

Music: W.A.N.D. by The Flaming Lips

See more of my work at

Cast: This Is Productions

DLID feat. The Rodeo - Anchors - official video

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 7:25am

Official music video for DLid feat The Rodeo - Anchors
out 29.06.15 >>>
Written and directed by Damien Vignaux
Production by HERCULE
Label : HRCL REC
AD : Jacqueline Szymczak
Second camera / Ronin : Pavlé Savic
Stylist : Sophia Schwan
Model : Alex Mru
Assistant : JB Casini

Styling credits :

Cast: Maison Vignaux

Tags: vignaux, dlid, lanzarote, alex mru, schwan, tomaszewski, karaleev, perret schaad, weekday, steinrohner, labenda, volcano, timanfaya, canary, fs700, odyssey, bmcc, washington, true detective and rihanna

trailer acidspace

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 11:07am