Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Computer Vision Dazzle Makeup

so awesome.


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via today and tomorrow by pieter | today and tomorrow on 3/31/10

Adam Harvey is currently writing his thesis at the ITP and his topic is Computer Vision Dazzle. He's researching and developing privacy enhancing counter technology, to protect individual privacy for everyone. So here you can find some makeup patterns which make it impossible for the OpenCV library and it's Haar cascade files, to detect a face. Fun times ahead!

About this image:

Images with a red square tested positive, a face was found
Images without a red square tested negative, no face was found
Images under the section "TEST PATTERNS" are made according to results of the Haar deconstruction
Images under "RANDOM PATTERNS" are random doodles made without the anti-face detection patterns in mind
Images underneath the "NO PATTERNS" heading are left untouched to show that the face detection works well on simple line drawings

found via @zachlieberman


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This is pretty rad, if you like bugs, and can ignore bad puns.

Would dew believe it: The stunning pictures of sleeping insects covered in water droplets by 37 year old physiotherapist and amateur photographer, Miroslaw Swietek.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Keith Boadwee knows where you live.
And if you don't enter our show, he'll come there.
He'll make you enter.
So save yourself the trouble.
We even gave you a whole extra week.

Give it to us.
We want it.
No excuses.

April 7th.
Last chance.
All 2-D mediums welcome.
Open to not just students, but real people too.
From the West coast and beyond...

Saturday, March 27, 2010

definitely havent seen this before

Re-staging religious paintings
with down syndrome actors.
Definitely don't know quite what to think yet,
but I like that feeling,
so for now I like it.

via conscientious

Friday, March 26, 2010




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via nine lives. by < greater.then > on 3/26/10

Its coming up quickly. Viewfinder #2 is set to open 16th of April. If you are interested in putting works up, or know someone who may be, then be sure to pass this on. Submission guidelines are below. Email if you have any further questions.

- The photo must be your own, and by submitting it you are giving us permission to use it on our site, both here and in the gallery.
- Please submit images that have been taken and processed on film camera's only (standard size photo's 6x4 and smaller please).
- We are looking for photo's (35 120 110mm etc) taken with Old SLR cameras, Polariod, Holga, Demekin, Blackbird and the like.
- You can submit up to 5 photo's, these will ALL have to have your NAME AND PHONE NUMBER ON THE BACK OF EACH PHOTO.(include blog, flickr, photobucket, web info….if you want)
- We will endeavour to use all photo's submitted, but this will not be guaranteed.
- The photo's will be hung and sold in good faith and the gallery does not take responsibility for any loss/damage that may occur during the exhibition.
- All photo's in the show WILL BE FOR SALE
- The show will open on a Thursday the 16th of April and run through to the 23rd.
- All photo's and or money can be collected on the Monday from Nine Lives after this date.
- The show will be hung with photographers details ONLY on the backs of photo's because of the number of photos. We feel this will help some of our younger and those shy budding photographers out there to get involved (hey they will have to buy your photo to find out who you are!)



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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Innen Stadt Außen

Reminded me of Forrest's Art in Wartime project a little...


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via today and tomorrow by pieter | today and tomorrow on 3/23/10

"Innen Stadt Außen" is the title of Olafur Eliasson his upcomming exhibition at the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin.

Innen Stadt Außen concerns itself closely with the relationship between museum and city, architecture and landscape, as well as between space, body and time. The site-specific investigations within the museum are amplified and commented on through ephemeral projects in public space, thus linking the Martin-Gropius-Bau to various places within the city.

This photo of the Berlin Fernsehturm gives you an idea what to expect. The exhibition opens on April 28th and you'll have time till August 9th to go and see it.


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Monday, March 22, 2010

McWisdom from McGinley

“I think masturbating is the most creative that you’ll ever be. You’re creating this whole scenario in your head for just, say, five to ten minutes, just to please yourself. And people do it every day and don’t realize how it’s a total art form. Does that sound gay? No, but it’s true! All these insane thoughts go though your head, like all these crazy mass images and information, like creating people that you’re really into, creating this whole situation in your head, like of your best friend you grew up with, or your high school gym teacher or whatever, just to have an orgasm! And that’s awesome; that’s what photography is about, making images to please yourself.”

- Ryan McGinley, Oyster Magazine, 2003 (via fuckyeahryanmcginley)

Friday, March 19, 2010


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CHROMAesthesiae is an installation by SOFTlab at the Devotion gallery in New York. It's made of laser cut photo glossy ink jet paper and every panel has a unique color gradient. They've choosen for very simple technique to build the funnels: binder clips. Colorful!

found at designboom weblog

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John Grade, after woodstock

Stolen Moments..

Ryan McGinley serves mostly Budweiser at his new show opening. Gross. That is all.

more here

Thursday, March 18, 2010

more slota

And also check out this collab he did with Neil LaBute!
Reminds me of Michelle's BFA project,
except the opposite

Gerald Slota

just found out about this doood
its preeeetty cool
i feel like i might go through a phase of staring at his work for a long time then get tired of it,
and that he's probably another super famous artist and i'm too out of the loop to know,
but right now i'm totally obsessed with it:

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


is it hot right now? am i out of the loop? do i care?

just noticed a couple of the groups in 390 were playing with it. i know its not new. i just am seeing it a lot lately. here is a fashion shoot making use of it.

Juried Show - Deadline March 31st!

Click here for the entry form and prospectus.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Alexa Meade photobodypaintingism

this is cool
really cool
people have classes and books about photography and painting and realism
but all that aside
this is rad

Google Paris

Kind of surprised that this hasn't been done yet,
but it's still pretty cool.
Michael Wolf using Google street view to photo Paris:

Tuesday, March 9, 2010



Beyond Borders

wonderful video set to Múm's "Asleep on a Train"

asleep on a train from fabian röttger on Vimeo.

two things came to mind: how the dancer must be ready to move beyond feeling awkward in the setting- this one truly is; and how the cops never showed up.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Antony Micallef

This reminded me of maryann's work a bit.


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via we find wildness by (sophie) on 1/25/10

Diety. Oil, charcoal and acrylic on linen. 140cm 140cm

Hobo angel2. Burger King. Oil on canvas. 100cm x 80cm

Mythic weapon triptych. Uzi lover 1 detail. Oil on canvas: 141cm x 161cm

The girls in pink. Oil,acrylic and charcoal on paper: 100cm x 80cm

21st Century Love. Oil, acrylic and charcoal on canvas. 140cm x 140 cm

British artist ANTONY MICALLEF appeared on the art scene in 2000, winning second prize in the BP National Portrait Award. Dealing with the subject of portraiture, human forms are placed in artificial, unnatural environments that are influenced by popular culture in the forms of fashion, music and design.

Deeply troubling, ANTONY's work examines our dichotomous relationship with consumerism, examining how we can maintain to despise multi-national brands yet still allow ourselves to be seduced by them. "The trouble with pop imagery is that it doesn't really go deeper than the surface" he says. "You have to drag it down and challenge it to make it interesting. When you put two contrasting images together, it causes friction, and that is the bit I'm interested in. Play a Britney Spears track and then follow it with a Nine Inch Nails tune - Britney no longer sounds the same, the union of two opposites make an intriguing and strange chemistry."- by Gallery Nosco

"My work is like watching a Disney movie which slowly turns into violent pornography." by


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Friday, March 5, 2010

Thursday, March 4, 2010

now THIS is art

The idea behind Chatroulette is AMAZING.

Go NOW and try it.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Add this to your pile of submissions!

In lieu of our conversation about online jurored competitions,
here's another one for a really great international magazine!
Submissions due by MAY, so you have a while:

P.S. Did i mention that it's FREE??



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via today and tomorrow by pieter | today and tomorrow on 3/3/10

Sketch-a-Move is a project by Anab Jain and Louise Klinker. They actually did this a few years ago. It's a concept for a toy car that allows you to explore the unique relationships between small surface doodles and actual physical movements. If you draw a circle on the top of the toy car, it will move in a circle. If you draw a complicated spiral, the car will move in a spiral. They don't explain how it actually works or could work, but it sure looks like fun.

via @sermad


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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Tour des Convoyeurs


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via today and tomorrow by pieter | today and tomorrow on 3/2/10

AntiVJ made this light and sound installation called "Tour des Convoyeurs" during the Mutek festival in Montreal. We've seen video projections on buildings before, but the look and feel of this one is very nice.

found at Digital Schweinshaxe


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Monday, March 1, 2010

new kind of art?

this is art
this is cool
don't be afraid to enjoy it, you know you do