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Wow, ok. So I guess there’s a School of Poetic Computation. That in itself is a mindblower, but the “Face” project is an awesome example of “Ghost in the Machine.” Nutshell is that someone used comparative analysis of the instagram image stream #facesinthings to create an “average face” using images of inanimate objects. So when you look at some tree bark and you swear there’s a face there or the “eyes” of a reel to reel tape recorder. Then they created a combined image of what they looked like.
#FacesInThings blended images will arrive at an average of a human face after about 15 images. –Zach Lieberman, Brian Solon, Daniel Shiffman
Do we recreate ourselves in the objects we design? Physically, emotionally, spiritually? If “we” do, then when we pull a face from the crowd of “inanimacy”, is the resulting image a reflection? This helps me feel like even from somewhere deep, humans can reach out/in and find themselves.
Love the evening light out at the end of the point. Click on the shot below to see it in pano and you can find it in street view and use your Google Cardboard to see it in VR!
We are taking the dive into VR with Google Cardboard. Our viewer cost $5 and pushes all our buttons because it utilizes binocular sight, a throw back to the stereoscopes of the turn of the century. We’ll be porting our psychogame project to VR. So excited.
Damn! Someone beat me to this! The Click-o-tron uses a Neural Network to generate fake headlines and then asks you to vote them up and down, thus learning to do it … um … better. A click on it trains the AI. Created by Lars Eidne. This hopes to put clickbait writers out of work. I’m just hoping this is some DARPA funded thing using automation to promote American cultural imperialism.