WordsEye Turns Words Into Terrifying Images

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WordsEye Turns Words Into Terrifying Images

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Finally, a way for those of us who can't draw to terrify others with visual art.

WordsEye is a new web application in beta that allows users to type in text and have the computer-interpreted results manifest on screen.

The idea is that a user can type, using natural language, and create images by description. Think of WordsEye like a computerized version of a police sketch artist. Except, you know, instead of describing a criminal, you're describing a dinosaur with a birthday cake.

Once you make the image, say, the Hamburglar stealing clean needles from a clinic, the image is truly 3-dimensional, and you can change the view and see the scene from all different angles. Really FEEL the heartbreak of a hamburger mascot when he hits bottom and hits it hard.

If you want to know the technical details, you can check out a multi-page document here that spells out how it all works, complete with pictures of giant cats, tiny cats, and of course, the devil.

If you want to give it a try, head over to WordsEye and see if you can get an invite.

Image of Beyond Reason: Art and Psychosis Works From the Prinzhorn Collection
Author: Laurent Busine, Bettina Brand-Claussen, Caroline Douglas, Inge Jadi
Price:
Publisher: University of California Press (1998)
Binding: Paperback, 196 pages
Image of Martín Ramírez
Author: Brooke Davis Anderson
Price:
Publisher: Marquand Books and the American Folk Art Museum (2007)
Binding: Hardcover, 192 pages

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zamchick's picture
zamchick November 30, 2015 - 1:50pm

That's not exactly fair Peter. You can also do cute images of things like bunny rabbits :-)

https://www.wordseye.com/view-picture/27661

To get on, you can click on this link

https://static.wordseye.com/html/signup

You will then be sent an invite as we go through the queue.

We look forward to seeing what horrifically cute things you conjure up in the WordsEye Gallery!

Gary

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helpfulsnowman from Colorado is reading But What If We're Wrong? by Chuck Klosterman November 30, 2015 - 2:33pm

Haha, whoa. Point taken. 

I'm definitely in line, and I'm looking forward to making something "adorable". 

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L.W. Flouisa from Tennessee is reading More Murakami November 30, 2015 - 10:54pm

I'm actually extremely curious, it might actually be an excellent rewriting tool for one major reason: it allows you to check to make sure the images you're writing down matches exactly what is in your head.