Zak Ziebell


21 years old. Studying painting, computer science, and philosophy at Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design. Interested in landscapes, interfaces, and history.


Approximately 20,000 images with the hashtags #nailart or #nailporn were scraped from Instagram, Tumblr, and Reddit. Using the DCGAN.torch framework, a neural network was trained overnight on the scraped images. Forcing the generator to produce an image at 4000x4000 pixels in size resulted in a pattern which was used to create a dress by Amelia Zhang and Zoe Schlacter.