Archive for ‘Art’ Category
The stuff that Linus Akesson and his buddies have come up with are actually brilliant in that they are very analog in nature. Don’t get me wrong, it is a micro doing all that, but the thought process behind the algorithm is very analog…..here is a excerpt of what it all entails:
Have a peek at the video…..It’s mind blowing :-)
Posted on 15:26, June 26th, 2008 by Many Ayromlou
Head over to wordle.net and try your hand at creating a work of art using only words. It’s fun and if you’re lucky will only entertain you for a couple of hours (not days). Now back to WRDL for more ANMTD WRD PLY FN.
Posted on 15:12, June 26th, 2008 by Many Ayromlou
Yeah, now I know what I am gonna do with the packing foam that comes with the purchase of our next 50 Dell Servers. Michael Salter’s creations can be viewed at San Jose Museum of Art, Robots:Evolution of a Cultural Icon, up thru 10/08. Totally cool and creative. Definitely one for the “I wish I’d thought of that” category :-). You can also watch Michael build the behemoth from the ground up below.
Browsing through Flickr sets I came across ninecormorants sets from Montreal Expo 1967 and New York Expo 1964. Believe it or not these photos were found on the street in Cambridge, MA. They were originally glued onto scrapbook sheets. They are all originals and as far as he can tell were taken by Lillian Seymour. Very vintage and a great visual story.
Well earlier today I “found” ffffound.com and I have to say, it’s imagery heaven.
Found this while having a beer in Stuttgart, Germany. Video of the excellent paper presented by Shai Avidan from Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL) and Ariel Shamir
From their excellent Paper titled Seam Carving for Content-Aware Image Resizing:
More info on the technique can be found in this PDF file.
The people over at 5VoltCore have put together a PD installation that really tests your courage and trust in machines. The installation sets up a feedback loop between computer, robot and the user. The user is right in assuming that the machine can fail, the machine can fail because the user assumes.
Let me explain, it all starts with a PD patch that controls a knife held by a robot that will try to hit the space in between the users fingers. Once the user places his/her hand under the robot, the program takes over and the knife movements slowly speed up. At this point the user will either trust the machine or they will get nervous and start sweating. The sweating will then trigger a series of short circuits inside the computer that will cause the knife to move in a more erratic manner. The question is, will the user manage to hold still and not break into a sweat as the machine is doing it’s thing. Pretty scary stuff…….
This is gotta be one of the coolest generative music projects. Make sure your browser has a working version of Java. Have fun and please don’t complain when you find out you’ve waisted your entire day at this site…….