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Wed, 30 Aug 2006

New baby boy arrives early!

Our new bundle of joy arrived kicking and screaming between 10 and 11 pm last night August 29th, he weighed in at five pounds and 14 ounces and is 19 inches long. He is premature at 34 weeks but pretty big for an early baby. He is in the NICU since he arrived before 35 weeks but everything looks good! He is a handsome little fella. We still have not settled on a name yet but we are thinking about Riley Aldon Relyea.

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Sat, 26 Aug 2006

Electric Monkey 01

Electric Monkey 01 HTML version

html table generated by the reductionizer

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Fri, 25 Aug 2006

Generative Flowers II screenshot

A single rendered frame of Generative Flowers II, still a work in progress.

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Wed, 23 Aug 2006

reductionizer alpha v.004 update

I just posted the reductionizer alpha v.004

v.004 adds Undo funtionality with CTRL z, moves the eyedropper toggle from CTRL to the ALT key similar to photoshop and greatly improves the accuracy of the pencil tool. Temporarily disabled the editable text fields for table size.

The reductionizer project page

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Sun, 20 Aug 2006

Bukowski (August 16, 1920 – March 9, 1994) by Chris Ashley

Bukowski (August 16, 1920 – March 9, 1994), 20060816, HTML, 150 x 450 pixels
by Chris Ashley

Chris is doing some nice things with the reductionizer check out Chris Ashley’s blog for more great html drawings!

I plan to have CTRL z working for undo and a fix for the floating point math error that is causing the pencil tool to be several columns off in some layouts in the next release.

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Sat, 19 Aug 2006

Joseph Beuys

D‘Aulerio composition for Joseph Beuys using RTCAG

Real Time Contextual Art Generator

Digio Silvio Tonys blog

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Fri, 18 Aug 2006

AV.06: Illuminations (2006) Marius Watz

AV.06: Illuminations (2006) Marius Watz (click image to see project and video)

Realtime projection piece. Java and Processing with OpenGL

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Wed, 16 Aug 2006

reductionizer alpha v.003 update re-released loading bugs fixed!

I just re-posted the reductionizer alpha v.003

I apologize to anyone who downloaded the v.003 release before today. In my haste to get it out for people to play with I did not test it well enough and subsequently it was very unstable. The image loading script errors should be fixed now.

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Mon, 14 Aug 2006

the reductionizer alpha v.003 update released!

Rosenquist remixed by D‘Aulerio then reduced and doodled on by me

v.003 builds on v.002 Chris Ashley expressed the need to be able to draw directly over an image so now you can import an image to be reduced straight to a table OR import an image to be used as a table background image with another layer over the top that can be reduced and drawn in. The SHIFT key will hide the HTML table over the background image. Currently you will need to go into the html and add the background image manually. In this version, when drawing over an image, #FFFFFF is exported as transparent, I plan to add the ability to customize the transparent color in the next update.

the reductionizer alpha v.003 (zipped exe 2.1mb)

The reductionizer project page

Be sure to check out Chris Ashley’s blog as he will be using the reductionizer with his html drawings August 2006.

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Less is more, the reductionizer

The reductionizer is a new software art project in the alpha stages of development. It started simply enough as a bitmap to html table generator. After some email conversations with artist Chris Ashley, it is developing into a low fidelity artistic tool. It can save images in html table format or png format. It is currently being developed in Adobe Director. The alpha versions 001 and 002 are available for download.

Be sure to check out Chris Ashley’s blog as he will be using the reductionizer with some of his html drawings this month. Ashley does a new html drawing every day and he has been doing them for some time.

Yes, the title at the top of this post was generated using the software.

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Sat, 12 Aug 2006

Artist Tony D‘Aulerio and RTCAG
Artist Tony D‘Aulerio has been experimenting with the Real Time Contextual Art Generator and he has created a blog to document his experiments. Tony writes...”I noticed that in certain cases the effect of the program is to mimick the art of the chosen artist, since it multiplies or intensifies the sense of collage already existing in their works.”

RTCAG search for Jacques de la Villegle

I was initially quite surprised at the quality of output of his experiments. I see now that the images are drawing most of their power from the original art work. He searched for several artists work and came up with some very nice results. The Villegle search above and one of the Warhol searches on his blog are my two favorites.

Real Time Contextual Art Generator

Digio Silvio Tonys blog

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Wed, 02 Aug 2006

Robert Spahr crufts
Robert Spahr is a New York artist who maintains a server running scripts 24-7 to generate art. I stumbled on his work while doing some research for a similar project of my own.

Spahr writes...
Borrowing the computer hacker term Cruft I have applied it to my current series of images. I create these CRUFT images by writing recipes (also known as an algorithm). An automated system follows the instructions, first harvesting selected source material from the Internet, and then processing that information into a CRUFT, generating images 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Mire Cruft (after Karl) 0507070926, July 07, 2005 9:26 am EST Created by fully automated scripts using source images from the Internet.

Spahr writes...
Juxtapostion and conflict of disparate source material has been a consistent theme in my work, ranging from images ripped from the mass media, plaster combined with tar, or the smell of butter and the sound of melting ice.

Hourly Cruft

This cruft algorithm extracts images from the NYtimes home page once every hour. The images from this page are then manipulated to generate the three panel overlapping cruft. Over time the changes or lack of change seen in the crufts reflect the news cycle of the site. It has been included in the ArtBase of at the New Museum.

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