Abelardo Gil-Fournier

Shared notes. My work here: abelardogfournier.org

algopop:

Evolving Human Faces

Using face detection and a psuedo-genetic algorithm (not strictly GA because there is no crossover), software engineer Louis Brandy (who now works for Facebook) created a script that detects faces in grey-scale noise and selects the best results leading towards a more face-like image. 

Wow. A certainly more evolved algorithm than the one I used here which is at the base of the Facebots (Bots of Trust) project.

— 3 weeks ago with 17 notes
#facebots 

Judith Karcheter, collages:

1. The wire dancers, 2013

2. Die Namen der Mondkrater, 2011

— 1 month ago
#color networks  #collage 
"

To me, it seems that to begin charting a course forward, we have to develop an expanded definition of what we mean when we’re talking about “photography.” With a nod to Paul Virilio, I propose a simple definition that has far-reaching consequences: seeing machines.

Seeing machines is an expansive definition of photography. It is intended to encompass the myriad ways that not only humans use technology to “see” the world, but the ways machines see the world for other machines. (…) Crucially, the definition of photography I’m proposing here encompasses imaging devices (“cameras” broadly understood), the data (“images” being one possible manifestation of that data) they produce, and the seeing-practices with which they are enmeshed.

"
Seeing Machines II, by Trevor Paglen
— 1 month ago
#image machine  #cultural analytics  #photography 

Edward Steichen experiments with the dye inhibition process in 1939-1940. Images from the book Color Rush.

Synthetic color research after Vividness

— 1 month ago
#vividness  #color networks 
emmierosem:

Leonardo Da Vinci
A Cloudburst of Material Possessions, c. 1510-13
Pen and Ink
"Oh human misery, how many things must you serve for money?"  
From: Curiosity: Art and the Pleasure of Knowing

emmierosem:

Leonardo Da Vinci

A Cloudburst of Material Possessions, c. 1510-13

Pen and Ink

"Oh human misery, how many things must you serve for money?"  

From: Curiosity: Art and the Pleasure of Knowing

(via wowgreat)

— 1 month ago with 337 notes
#masta 
Nam June Paik, TV Garden (1974-2000), seen here

Nam June Paik, TV Garden (1974-2000), seen here

— 1 month ago with 3 notes
#vividness 
Kaiten: humans inside torpedos guiding for a hit. Human machine interaction at its deepest point. I’ve read on them here.

Kaiten: humans inside torpedos guiding for a hit. Human machine interaction at its deepest point. I’ve read on them here.

— 2 months ago
#hmi 

Last week’s workshop on Algorithmes Créatifs in Stereolux (Nantes) was based on the development of two systems complex enough to display rich and unexpected phaenomena. One was based in Vectorfields and the mathematical notions of rotational and divergence. The other used a spring-based DLA system to “grow” and complete the drawings made with the mouse. Step-by-step code can be found here: 

https://github.com/stereolux/JCC2/tree/master/140131_Workshop_Algorithmes_Creatifs

— 2 months ago with 58 notes
#processing  #vector field  #dla  #graphs  #algorithms  #tutorial  #workshop 
"When we realize that coding is a creative act, we not only value that part of the coder’s labor, but we also realize that the technologies in which we swim have assumptions and ideologies behind them that, perhaps, we should challenge."
Michael Widner in First Stanford code poetry slam reveals the literary side of computer code”, Mariana Lage (2013)

(Source: news.stanford.edu, via fyprocessing)

— 2 months ago with 133 notes