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A GIF of Sebastian Scmieg’s “Search by Image” (2011) currently on view in our exhibition Vanishing Point, curated by A.E. Benenson.
Search By Image begins by entering a blank (transparent) image into Google’s reverse image search engine, which is designed to find identical copies of a given image. New images are automatically selected from the results, then re-entered into the same search engine, generating a recursive search process that is repeated indefinitely.
The result is a cybernetic mix between a Rorschach test and a feedback loop; the original blank image accumulates small changes based on the vagaries of Google’s visual identification algorithms, undergoing an endless series of unpredictable, yet allusive transformations.
This version of Search By Image is designed as a loop that will be constantly expanded by a “live” search operating at a rate of approximately seven images per minute for the duration of the exhibition.
I have a lot of admiration for the artists that created these animated backgrounds, akin to animated gifs.
Via Visual News
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LEGO Craftsmanship of the Day: Sony & Lego Team Up for Programmable Lego Bricks!
Your kids’ childhoods will never be the same. At the recent 25th anniversary event for Sony’s Computer Science Laboratories in Japan, Sony announced a partnership with Lego and unveiled their first collaborative project titled “Toy Alive.” As shown in the video, the Danish toymakers’ first remote-controlled platform features several Lego characters that can be controlled with Playstation DualShock controllers, red bricks with built-in LEDs that simulate fire and a webcam that can monitor various objects’ movements in its field of view. But the project is still in the prototype phase, so it’ll be a few years until you can build the high-tech LEGO castle of your dreams.
Evolució by Onionlab / Mapping Festival 2013
From the mailbox, a projection-mapping project:Hello!
I am contacting you to present Onionlab’s most recent piece, EvolucióYou will also find some high-resolution pictures here:And here is a brief description of the project:EvolucióOnionlab presents Evolució, a piece that revolves around the graphic and sound abstraction of the concept it is named after: evolution. It is construed as transformation, construction and alteration of reality through time; evolution as a discontinuous creation process as well.Created with 3D projection mapping techniques, this time, Evolució was projected onto the façade of the Musées d’art et d’histoire de Genève, though the piece takes the evolution concept even further: It was conceived as an open transformation process so that it can also be adapted to different façades and projection surfaces, and so that Evolució can continue its transformation process.