Guillermo Bernal, Lily Zhou, Haripriya Mehta, Pattie Maes


Where did dinosaurs go? (2019) Paper Dreams explores the real-time generation of ideas and visuals based on multi-modal user input that can encourage divergent thinking. Specifically in graphical story development, while also providing enough agency for users to feel that they have creative ownership over the final output of the collaboration. The application recognizes user input via sketch recognition and text input while suggesting related elements and synthesizing colors utilizing Conditional Generative Adversarial Networks for inspiration in real-time. The result is a dynamic back-and-forth interaction between the user and the system that explores new elements for creative output.