Dreamlines: Experience a dream in Web Browser

Dreamlines is an online utility; give you a dream like experience in the web browser.

It has a simple search engine like interface, simply key in the keywords, anything you feel like, like Morning, Sunrise, Night, Fire, Kiss, etc. and it will show you some images they will not be very clear and exact, you can say, it will be more like a modern art, not very clear but enough to visualize.

So, what it actually does, when you enter some keywords as your subject of dreams?

As per the description given on Dreamlines about page –

“The user enters one or more words that define the subject of a dream he would like to dream. The system looks in the Web for images related to those words, and takes them as input to generate an ambiguous painting, in perpetual change, where elements fuse into one another, in a process analogous to memory and free association.

The system has been developed in Java and PHP. First, a PHP script makes a Google image search of the words entered by the user. Then, the Java applet retrieves the images one by one, and uses them as input to generate an ever-changing drawing.

The pictures are never actually shown. The drawing itself is produced by 1500 autonomous particles in perpetual movement. The last image loaded serves as a sort of virtual terrain for them. The direction and speed of each particle is given, at each step, by the color values of the pixel they are stepping on. Different sets of formulas translate the hue, saturation and brightness of the pixel in angle and velocity values for the particle. The path of each particle is traced to the screen, and this forms the output seen by the user.

Thus, the work is at the same time a study on population dynamics, or on the emergent behavior of a multitude of very simple autonomous agents.”

Here are some images which are generated by entering the keyword ‘Sunrise’ –

Well, truly speaking, I don’t have any idea if this is the way we dream, but, watching it in browser is a beautiful dream, I often don’t get beautiful dreams, thanks to Dreamlines, I can have it in browser at least, lol.

So ahead and try it out yourself, tell us the keywords your entered and share with us how did you like the images.

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