Saturday, March 27, 2010

Special effects

I was planning to use "blue-screen" mattes as training data for my computer vision algorithms, and as I was reading up on the history of matting, it occurred to me I had seen this all before: special effects are a pre-digital way of doing things that really ought to be done digitally. It has that same marvelous haphazard cobbled together feel that all the pre-electronic information processing devices did, which are so lovely because you can see how all the parts work, just by looking at them carefully.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Math Geek Valentines


Roses are red
Violets are purple
HP-48's
Are programmed in RPL



Roses are rose
Violets are violet
Penrose's plane:
Aperiodically tile it


Roses are red
Violets are bluish
Parallelograms
Are rectangles skewished


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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

moon art

      




Some of my art, created using Fourier transforms.