On October 26th, THEMUSEUM installed a piece called Style Transfer Mirror at the John M. Harper Branch. This installation is part of a larger exhibition at THEMUSEUM called, digiPlaySpace.
digiPlaySpace is presented by the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). The installation at the John M. Harper Branch is a travelling version of the digiPlaySpace exhibit that they have on display each winter in Toronto.
Style Transfer Mirror by Gene Kogan is a mirror which reflects the world back in the style of an iconic painting. The mirror continuously applies a real-time variant of the style transfer technique to the camera feed, using a neural network to generate images which resemble particular source imagery. The painting that is being viewed in the Style Transfer Mirror here in the library is called Edtaonisl by Francis Picabia. Click here to learn more about this iconic piece of art.
The exhibition involves new media technologies, learning-centric games, and hands-on installations. It is designed for families and kids and kids at heart. Stop by the John M. Harper Branch, take a picture of yourself in the mirror and share it on social media. Don't forget to tag @waterloolibrary on Twitter and Instagram, and @THEMUSEUM (Twitter) or @THEMUSEUMKITCHENER (Instagram).
And don't forget! In addition to Style Transfer Mirror, there are 11 other installations on display to play with and explore at THEMUSEUM in Downtown Kitchener until January 6, 2019.