Keyword: Algorithms

Resources

The Readers Project

„The Readers Project is a collection of distributed, performative, quasi-autonomous poetic ‚readers‘ — active, procedural entities with distinct reading behaviors and strategies. […] Each reader follows traces of linguistic and poetic structure — symbolic idealities — that define their specific focus of attention. Since the their behaviors are derived from a necessarily partial, aesthetically implicated analysis of human reading, they explore and reveal certain contours and outlines of linguistic materiality’s ‚other dimensions‘, in work that we propose to be significant, affective, and literary.“

http://thereadersproject.org

Objectifier / Bjørn Karmann

„Objectifier empowers people to train objects in their daily environment to respond to their unique behaviors. It gives an experience of training an artificial intelligence; a shift from a passive consumer to an active, playful director of domestic technology.“

https://bjoernkarmann.dk/objectifier

Uncharted Atlas / Martin O’Leary

A twitter-bot auto-generating imaginary maps.

http://twitter.com/unchartedatlas
Website

ThingLab (1978) / Alan Borning

One of the first constraint-oriented simulation programs.

Video Demo
Online Version

The Giver of Names / David Rokeby

„… is quite simply, a computer system that gives objects names.“

http://www.davidrokeby.com/

transCoder / Zach Blas

„Queer Programming Anti-Language“

http://users.design.ucla.edu/~zblas/

schema.org

„Schema.org is a collaborative, community activity with a mission to create, maintain, and promote schemas for structured data on the Internet, on web pages, in email messages, and beyond.“

http://schema.org

Definitions / Bryan Ma

„It utilizes the ability of computers to comprehend semantic meaning via „common-sense networks“ to poetically represent the socio-cultural effects of natural language processing.“

http://www.bryan-ma.com/

Iconoclashes / Clement Valla, Erik Berglin

„These source images were randomly grouped and digitally merged with a Photomerge script inside Adobe Photoshop. The script is a common algorithm used to stitch separate images together into longer panoramas. In the case of “Iconoclashes,” the script attempts to blend these “God”-tagged images together, creating chimeric deities, hybrid talismans, and surreal stellae, gods and statues.“

http://clementvalla.com/work/iconoclashes/

Entropy / Daniel Temkin

„Entropy is a programming language about giving up control. All data decays as the program runs: each value alters slightly every time it’s used, becoming less precise.“

http://danieltemkin.com/Entropy

Also „New Languages“
http://danieltemkin.com/Esolangs/

Other people also bought / Sebastian Schmieg, Jonas Lund

http://otherpeoplealsobought.com

Library of Babel / Jonathan Basile

„If completed, it would contain every possible combination of 1,312,000 characters, including lower case letters, space, comma, and period. Thus, it would contain every book that ever has been written, and every book that ever could be – including every play, every song, every scientific paper, every legal decision, every constitution, every piece of scripture, and so on. At present it contains all possible pages of 3200 characters, about 104677 books.“

https://libraryofbabel.info

Also, the principle applied to image data:
https://babelia.libraryofbabel.info

Real-time Expression Transfer for Facial Reenactment

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http://graphics.stanford.edu/

The Art of Google Books / Krissy Wilson

„The adversaria of Google Books: captured mark of the hand and digitization as rephotography.“

http://theartofgooglebooks.tumblr.com

Satelliten / Quadrature

Visualization of real-time satellite movement patterns on paper maps.

http://quadrature.co/

allRGB

„The objective of allRGB is simple: To create images with one pixel for every RGB color (16777216); not one color missing, and not one color twice.“

http://allrgb.com

Scream / deprogramming.us

„Scream sits quietly in your computer’s system tray and automatically springs into action when it detects a scream. Scream disturbs your Windows interface. […] When your throat gets tired, Scream can double as an unusual music visualizer – or as a new approach to desktop filmmaking. Use Scream to start a meme. Or simply as a random act of deprogramming.“

http://scream.deprogramming.us
http://deprogramming.us

Every possible photograph / Jeff Thompson

„This project investigates the idea of using computation to “use up” a piece of technology, in this case a digital camera. Using custom-written software (and a very long period of time), every possible photograph is generated, one at a time and in numerical order.“

See also his other projects exploring ideas of technical images, algorithms, abstraction, and computational vision.

http://www.jeffreythompson.org/

Ethical Autonomous Vehicles / Matthieu Cherubini

„Three distinct algorithms have been created – each adhering to a specific ethical principle/behaviour set-up – and embedded into driverless virtual cars that are operating in a simulated environment, where they will be confronted with ethical dilemmas.“

http://rca.mchrbn.net/eav/

FreeD / MIT Media Lab

http://video.mit.edu/

Robot readable world / Timo Arnall

https://vimeo.com/