Today artist Jeff Thompson is giving a talk and workshop on developing image-recognition software designed to make computers recognise their own kind. This takes place at Impakt in Utrecht where Jeff is Artist-In-Residence. He has published the code and cascade files on github. He needs you to bring along computers to further train the computer vision.
I think the image above is really strong - noticing his face is ignored while the smartphone camera identifies itself in the mirror (potentially- i suspect this is Jeff’s laptop recognising his smartphone). I strongly recommend checking out Jeff’s strong portfolio of works and research.
Computer Digitization Party at Impakt!
Thursday, 31 July | 18.30-21:00, artist talk at 19:30
Computers can recognize faces, license plates, and even the way you walk. But until now, computers can’t recognize themselves or each other. Artist-in-residence Jeff Thompson’s project “Mirror Test” feeds hundreds of photographs of computers into a machine vision algorithm in an attempt to train the computer to become self-aware.
But we need your computer! Bring a desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone and join artist-in-residence Jeff Thompson for a computer digitization party.
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FED UP FEST IN CHICAGO CHILLINOIS JULY 2014 TRANS AND QUEER PUNK ROCK FESTIVAL HAVE FUN
‘Utilities (acoustic on The BackStage Pass)’ by The Weakerthans
Best song for drab and down days?
‘Suburban Home’ by FIDLAR feat. Brian Rodriguez
Basement status: mostly back to dry. (Still dripping in at one spot.)
I think there is a moment in everyone’s life where you’re confronted with the harsh reality that what you thought was “you” is no longer. It doesn’t have to be something large or dramatic. It can be something small. Maybe you can’t run like you used to. Maybe that band you enjoy doesn’t seem to…
This happens to literally hundreds of men and women every single day. It’s time we as a society stop sweeping this under the rug. It’s time we get our own parade.
Setting up a non-profit for reclaiming youth brb.
‘Bob Ross Remixed | Happy Little Clouds | PBS Digital Studios’ by pbs digital studios
For grandpa, who struggled mightily to feel like this while painting, but still loved it.
People are just so used to that type of game that it becomes hard for them to go back to something that’s a bit more free. For us, perhaps we’re the generation who grew up with Mario and so we understand levels and missions and quests. So a lot of the questions we get from journalists are about that. How does the mission structure work? How does your rank work? That kind of thing.
The main people that I talk to who are fans are often the generation that’s grown up with Minecraft and they don’t have those preconceptions. They don’t ask any of those questions. They actually assume that it’s just all gonna be there and have that freedom. It seems really outdated, almost, to get that question. How many levels? Or, how do quests work? Well, we won’t have any quests.
interviewed by Tina Amini about No Man’s Sky
http://kotaku.com/how-a-seemingly-impossible-game-is-possible-1592820595 (via notgames)