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Non-Human Face of Everything of Things

Chris Bacigalupo : December 16, 2015 9:39 am : Engagemnet, Helping, Technology

Ghost In The MAchine
This actually looks like my friend Starfire.


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.

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Chris Bacigalupo : December 6, 2015 3:27 pm : Engagemnet, Technology

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!

Screen Shot 2015-12-09 at 5.51.18 PM

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Hello VR

Chris Bacigalupo : November 29, 2015 10:59 am : Engagemnet, Technology


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.

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Noble Particles

Chris Bacigalupo : November 24, 2015 12:47 pm : Engagemnet, Technology


We love where the browser is going, which BTW is in at least three interactive dimensions.  Here’s a little fun where we code outside the box using webGL and a cool Javascript library called Three.js. Don’t forget to engage this experiment with both WASD and mouse.

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AI wants your clicks

Chris Bacigalupo : October 16, 2015 9:36 am : Engagemnet, Technology

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.

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