Have you ever wanted to recreate an image straight from your nightmares? Now you can! With Ganbreeder, you can create odd and intriguing pictures by selecting the images that are most interesting to you. Then, share your work with people everywhere with the built-in sharing tool, or download and share on your own!
Ganbreeder is a neural network that uses breeding of images and sharing as methods of exploring highly complex spaces Joel Simon, a Carnegie Mellon graduate who worked in bioinformatics at Rockefeller University in New York City up until 2018, brought Ganbreeder into existence. Simon aspires to create an intersection of computer science with biology and artistic design, and has based his program, Ganbreeder, off of that. “Ganbreeder is very similar to, and named after, [a program called] Picbreeder,” Simon states. “It is also based off of an earlier project of mine, ‘Facebook Graffiti’, which demonstrated the creative capacity of crowds.”
Ganbreeder works by combining images selected by the user to create a new and peculiar “child” image. It takes the act of exploration and turns it into a work of art. Thousands of users have tried their hand at creating a masterpiece, and all of those masterpieces can be shared via the built-in network Ganbreeder has.