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The Mirror Self-Recognition Test - Jeff Thompson 
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 19:30Computers 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.

algopop:

The Mirror Self-Recognition Test - Jeff Thompson 

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.

fedupfestchicago:

well here it is

FED UP FEST IN CHICAGO CHILLINOIS JULY 2014 TRANS AND QUEER PUNK ROCK FESTIVAL HAVE FUN

FRIDAY JULY 25th:
VENUE TBA

CLOSET BURNER (IN) http://closetburner.bandcamp.com/

BREATHING LIGHT (Chicago!) http://breathinglight.bandcamp.com/

HOMEWRECKERS (NY)

nevver:

The problem with art
‘Utilities (acoustic on The BackStage Pass)’ by The WeakerthansBest song for drab and down days?
‘Suburban Home’ by FIDLAR feat. Brian RodriguezBasement status: mostly back to dry. (Still dripping in at one spot.)

‘Suburban Home’ by FIDLAR feat. Brian Rodriguez
Basement status: mostly back to dry. (Still dripping in at one spot.)

Q: A major concern in A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones is power. Almost everybody – except maybe Daenerys, across the waters with her dragons – wields power badly.
George R.R. Martin: Ruling is hard. This was maybe my answer to Tolkien, whom, as much as I admire him, I do quibble with. Lord of the Rings had a very medieval philosophy: that if the king was a good man, the land would prosper. We look at real history and it's not that simple. Tolkien can say that Aragorn became king and reigned for a hundred years, and he was wise and good. But Tolkien doesn't ask the question: What was Aragorn's tax policy? Did he maintain a standing army? What did he do in times of flood and famine? And what about all these orcs? By the end of the war, Sauron is gone but all of the orcs aren't gone – they're in the mountains. Did Aragorn pursue a policy of systematic genocide and kill them? Even the little baby orcs, in their little orc cradles? In real life, real-life kings had real-life problems to deal with. Just being a good guy was not the answer. You had to make hard, hard decisions. Sometimes what seemed to be a good decision turned around and bit you in the ass; it was the law of unintended consequences. I've tried to get at some of these in my books. My people who are trying to rule don't have an easy time of it. Just having good intentions doesn't make you a wise king.

demiurge:

thisistheglamorous:

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 studiosFor grandpa, who struggled mightily to feel like this while painting, but still loved it.

‘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.

Sean Murray
interviewed by Tina Amini about No Man’s Sky
http://kotaku.com/how-a-seemingly-impossible-game-is-possible-1592820595 (via notgames)