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Mon, 30 Jan 2006
Net Image Abstractor (NIA) Project page is up!
Net Image Abstractor (NIA)
Screenshot of Dealy Plaza Webcam run through NIA.
New project in beta, the Net Image Abstractor. The concept is simple, it downloads an image from the internet and abstracts it using a variety of processes and then displays a composite and thumbs of steps to get to the composite. I haven't got around to building a project page for this project yet but you can download it from here if you want to try it out.
Windows os nt/2000/xp and an internet connection is required for the application to locate files not on your computer. If you have security software or a firewall installed it will alert you that NIA is trying contact a dns server. This is normal, it is just trying to get output from a webcam of NYC to abstract initially.
Select Enter a URL from the menubar at the top. Simply cut and paste the url of an image or webcam into the text entry field and hit abstract it. If you know the absolute path to a file on your computer you can abstract it too. NIA only works with jpg, gif and png files as far as I am aware. It was originally designed to abstract webcam output.
If you try it out let me know if you have any issues. Fri, 20 Jan 2006
Mass Art Project
The scale of the multi-artist painting is huge, it is 64,000,000 pixels. The entire painting is broken down into a grid of grids until you get to the pixel scale. Drawing is easy, simply choose a color from the provided palette then click on the pixel that you wish to color.
When the painting is complete it will be printed on a large canvas. Boris is running a poll on the site ranking the museum (Smak, Tate, Moma and Prado) that the contributing artists would most like to see the finished product hanging in. If the winner of the poll does not want it, the next museum will get a shot at it and so on unless nobody wants it, in which case the mass-art.org organizers will keep it.
Currently the picture as a whole looks kind of sparse. This is because the project just went live in late December 2005. At the present there are only 60 users registered. But registration is free and easy. So is leaving your mark on what could be a piece of art history. I'm definitely adding mass-art.org to my list of projects to keep an eye on. Thu, 19 Jan 2006
Modernist Generators covered by MocoLoco
Tosoma.org Call for Entries Net + Web Art Projects
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Real time contextual art generator eats itself
The above images are real time algorithmically generated images from the the default search query phrase "toilet art". The first image was created by the generator in August 2005 just before its release on runme.org, the second was created by the art generator this morning January 11, 2006. Notice that the image on the left "toilet art 02" appears just under the word "art" in the image on the right.Tue, 10 Jan 2006
Postmodern Modernist Generator version 3.0
The Space Battle 1.1 Screensaver has finally been released! New for 2006 now supporting dual monitor configurations!
See two opposing space stations unleash devastating attacks against each other in an infinite unrelenting Sci Fi battle of epic proportions. Watch squads of fighters attack destroyer class ships and the survivors regroup with other fighters to form new squads. This Screensaver uses fascinating flocking and herding behaviors to manipulate the fighter squads realistically! No battle is the same! Space Battle 1.1 showcases amazing pyrotechnic displays and fantastic explosions! Version 1.1 now with improved speed optimizations and more natural star field generation.
This screensaver will scale to fit your monitor resolution on its own. Space Battle 1.1 should work on dual monitors now! (2 monitors arranged adjacent horizontally or vertically).
Requires a color monitor and screen resolution of 800x600 or higher. Pentium III 1ghz or higher recommended with 20mb of free ram.