Creative AI – Style Transfer

Ali Nikrang (AT) 

StyleTransfer is a technique from the field of artificial intelligence (Deep Learning) with which everyday images can be transformed into an artistic and painterly style.

This project uses a stereoscopic video from the Streif in Kitzbühel. This is one of the most difficult and dangerous downhill slopes in the world. As far as we know, this is the first time this technique has been applied to a stereoscopic video. Another special feature of this project is the 8K resolution: For this purpose, too, a technique from the field of Deep Learning is used, which quadruples the resolution of the original video.

Creative AI – Style Transfer / Ali Nikrang (AT), Credit: Magdalena Sick-Leitner

The result immerses the audience in the forms and colors of the artists Wassily Kandinsky and Roy Lichtenstein and lets them experience the Streif as a three-dimensional painting in Deep Space 8K.


Ali Nikrang (Ars Electronica Futurelab)
Juliane Leitner (Ars Electronica Center)
Thomas Kollmann (Ars Electronica Center)