Great Job, Internet!: This is your Bob Ross on drugs

Just when you thought Bob Ross’ The Joy of Painting was the most reliably relaxing and comforting show to watch, somebody uploaded it into a damn nightmare computer and turned all the happy little trees into the products of a bad acid trip. The resulting five-and-a-half minute deep dream experiment features a monster-faced Ross glitching his way around the studio in a cloud of ever-changing faces and bodies. Imagine the scramble suit from A Scanner Darkly combined with the cover of every Animorphs book, and add a dash of fever dream.

For the uninitiated, DeepDream is a program created by Google that uses an artificial neural network to find patterns (i.e. faces) in other images. Basically, the computer will take an image and say, “this part kind of looks like a dog image I’ve seen” and then it will turn that section into that dog image. As it …

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