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Kubrick's '2001' goes Cubist and it will blow your mind

Mix together Kubrick and Picasso and you get a psychedelic space exploration saga.

Stanley Kubrick's 1968 sci-fi classic "2001: A Space Odyssey" is pretty trippy without any extra help, but a run through a neural network turns it into a brightly colored Picasso fever dream. Vimeo user Bhautik Joshi, who calls himself a "professional dork," used a deep neural network to recast "2001" in painter Pablo Picasso's avant-garde Cubist style.

A neural network at its most basic is a computer system designed to work like the human brain. A neural network can be trained. In the case of this Picasso-meets-"2001" video, the system is trained to translate the images from the film through a Picasso-style filter, bending the original imagery into the kinetic colors and shapes you see in the video.

Despite the radical makeover, the short film is still perfectly recognizable as Kubrick's work. It's just a way more psychedelic version of the source material. If you dig Kubrick gone Cubist, then be sure to check out "Blade Runner" done in the style of Van Gogh's "Starry Night."

(Via Vice/Motherboard)