Rotary Glass Plates ( Precision Optics), 1969
Replica of kinetic sculpture created by Marcel Duchamp in 1920.
47 x 72 x 39 inches.
Five painted plastic plates turning on a metal axis and forming continuous circles when seen in motion from a distance of one meter. I made this version for a sculpture class, taught by artist Stephan von Huene, in response to a design problem dealing with spatial concepts. Chouinard Art Institue, Los Angeles, CA. 1969.
"The line between art and technology isn’t just being blurred, it’s being erased altogether. Painting and sketching from photographs and life, for example, is a technique that is now being mastered by robots. The latest, called eDavid, combines a camera, computer vision software, and a standard welding robot arm to skillfully recreate (in a variety of styles no less) any image you feed its software. It seems that even art, a cornerstone of human ingenuity since the dawn of man, isn’t safe from a robot takeover."
GoogleFaces: An independent searching agent hovering the world to spot all the faces that are hidden on earth.
“The way we perceive our environment is a complex procedure. By the help of our vision we are able to recognize friends within a huge crowd, approximate the speed of an oncoming car or simply admire a painting. One of human’s most characteristic features is our desire to detect patterns. We use this ability to penetrate into the detailed secrets of nature. However we also tend to use this ability to enrich our imagination. Hence we recognize meaningful shapes in clouds or detect a great bear upon astrological observations.”
“One of the key aspects of this project, is the autonomy of the face searching agent and the amount of data we are investigating. The source of our image data is halfway voluntary provided by Google Maps. Our agent flips through one satellite image after the other, in order to feed the face detection algorithm with landscape samples. The corresponding iteration algorithm steps sequentially along the latitude and longitude of our globe. Once the agent circumnavigated the world, it switches to the next zoom level and starts all over again.”
via Tim M.
the longest time to make a human portrait ever…
well done earth!
IBM creates world’s smallest movie using individual atoms
Anyone who’s tried their hand at stop animation will know it’s an incredibly time consuming and delicate job. But spare a thought for scientists at IBM Almaden in California who have produced the world’s smallest stop animation movie by using a scanning tunneling microscope to move individual atoms. Rather than competing with Aardman or Pixar for a slice of the international box office, the film is intended to make the public aware of new technology that could increase computer memories far beyond what is possible today.
Perry Kulper - Central California History Museum, Proto-Formal Section
"his drawings shows complete representations of architecture ideas but also as art works…. In 2000, the competition was sponsored by the Fresno Historical Society, and the challenge was to build a 45,000 sq ft museum to display the relationships of the land of Central California and human kind from aboriginal times to the present…"
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