Bonus Sunday over Morgan’s Hill


Why does anyone share anything ever. Does it help people? These are all thoughts and findings and I collected them over time and then here they are. What I thought was worth passing on. Perhaps I should be weaving it into some kind of artful enterprise, but for the moment there is only this. A list. I’m work on making more stuff, but there is very little time, it’s not easy. I’m posting “daily” sketches at Instagram, so follow me there if you like.


I have to say I have been haunted by these two renderings from real time tech leonardo, Kyle McDonald. When I was little I remember imagining animation as it might be if each frame was as detailed as an oil painting, it didn’t take much practical experience for me to realise that such ideas would lead to certain doom of endless work, no friends and little result.

Bring on neural network analysis, the Inception Network and Google’s Deep Dream. This from the Bethge Lab.

In fine art, especially painting, humans have mastered the skill to create unique visual experiences through composing a complex interplay between the content and style of an image. Thus far the algorithmic basis of this process is unknown and there exists no artificial system with similar capabilities. However, in other key areas of visual perception such as object and face recognition near-human performance was recently demonstrated by a class of biologically inspired vision models called Deep Neural Networks. Here we introduce an artificial system based on a Deep Neural Network that creates artistic images of high perceptual quality. The system uses neural representations to separate and recombine content and style of arbitrary images, providing a neural algorithm for the creation of artistic images. Moreover, in light of the striking similarities between performance-optimised artificial neural networks and biological vision, our work offers a path forward to an algorithmic understanding of how humans create and perceive artistic imagery.

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and the algorithm, the dream doings that wre blowing people away a month or so ago there are people around the word making this mad math work on images like this, and as you can read here, it’s not at After Effects plug-in utility level yet (there appears to be many lvels of adjustment and feedback loops), but i’m sure it’s only a matter of time and several levels of genius away.

Most of me is hoping it’ll never be that easy.

Heads up from Prosthetic Knowledge.


This job is so cool because it’s about imagination, then destruction/The Groundbreaking Silhouette Animations of Lotte Reiniger/ Remove Water Stains From Wood Furniture with Mayonnaise/40 reasons why you should blog about your research/Mijn Begrafenis (My Funeral) by Maarten De Saeger (Bries)/ The Uber Endgame/Interview: The Diary of a Teenage Girl Author Phoebe Gloeckner/ Bringing International Communities Together Via the Medium of Comics – Wallis Eates on Connecting Teenagers Across the Commonwealth through Sequential Art/Debt is Good by Paul Krugman/Early Humans Made Animated Art/Could virtual reality revolutionise crisis-response filmmaking?/ Mutually Assured Content – In 2015, the illusion of audience ownership is becoming harder to sustain/ Spalding Gray’s Catastrophe by Oliver Sacks, ‘This only happened because people organized.’ – Nail salon  workers speak out after NYT exposé by Sukjong Hong/Fette Sans Website back online/Jared Muralt – Sketchbook/Collaborative Self-Contained-Self-Portrait in the That Sea of Multiplicity – Traci Matlock/Linn Myers – Drawings/ Spinning Daggers by Benjamin Ducroz via Jim Le Fevre/


Tumbling daily since March 2008 at The Electronical Rattle Bag.


1Q84 by Haruki Marukami
Autobiography by Morissey
A Picture Of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Frankenstein by Mary Shelly
The Arrival by Shaun Tan
Persuasion by Jane Austen

Currently reading: Oliver Twist, Post-Capitalism: A Guide To Our Future, Human Diastrophism


I Need New Eyes by Larry Gus

All I know by Soul Sugar featuring Courtney John

Let It Happen_EP by Jon Bap

GEoRGiA – Move Systems

Be kind, it’s free.