April 15th, 2014
I’ve automated the process that build the gif in kosmic.loop.art. It’s preliminarily online at github.io with the source-code, unsurprisingly, on github.
Here’s the revised gif:
original, for reference:
They’re not in sync, since the speed is faster on the revised version.
April 4th, 2014
Generated by a project I’m working on. Encoding by the jsgif project.
Source image (seen briefly in animation):
No idea why I had this. Something to illustrate some arcane point arcanely in a forum, probably.
I have no idea where I got this. Probably google-images. Also found at Rave Flyers in the 90s. Which looks like FUN.
See also: rave preservation project (which has a BORING click-filled interface), flyers from the rave project archive, and some flickr collections of rave flyers.
UPDATE 2014.04.15: Automated version.
March 28th, 2014
Found in a thread on Jodorowsky’s Dune. Illustrating an ancillary source of inspiration for the collaborationists.
March 27th, 2014
The Quantum Uncertainty Theory of Comment Threads:
You can either fully understand an online discussion, or you can participate in it.
As a principle, the Comment Uncertainty relationship must be something that is in accord with all experience. However, humans do not form an intuitive understanding of this indeterminacy in online life, so it may be helpful to deploy moderators and/or graphite ban-hammers to dampen the ensuing chain-reactions (“flame wars”).
Now, while there is the timelike-discussion interpretation (“most recent first” or “Flat Earth model”), and the nested-reply-discussion interpretation (“Yggdrasil model”), do not confuse this with the Disinterested Observer Effect. Both of these alternative conceptualizations of quantum commenting can be examined with the goal of demonstrating the key role the uncertainty principle plays.
The major criticisms of these models rely on the thought experiments “Pandora’s Box” and “Pandora’s Slit”, but they are generally considered NSFW and somewhat trollish. The other major school of thought relies on the Copenhagen Interpretation which believes that online comments are a hive of scum and villainy and should never be enabled.
Originally posted at bbs.boingboing.net.
March 24th, 2014
(larger size at flickr.)
This was the back-page ad from … some magazine. The (c) is 1997, but it could have been between then and 2000 when I tore it off and put it on my cubicle wall. It’s been there, on every cube or office I’ve been in since. Well, minus the xray-specs which were hanging elsewhere, until BWING: some particle pings off of some neuron. Plus, filters added in Picassa (hah!) and poorly-taken photo from my crappy phone.
There’s something to be said for crappy phones. I loved my old clamshell that a job provided. It was 0.3 megapixels, and had a crappy lens. The photos could be awesome! My current phone is a “feature-phone” which means it has a touch-screen and enough functions to be annoying, but not enough to make it user-friendly. And no flash. Which totally sucks. But it is always in my pocket, so there’s that.
(The only Macintosh I ever owned was a sad-faced classic Mac [that would only boot to the sad-face]).
see also: Apple’s ‘Think Different’ campaign and Picasso-inspired Mac-logos.
Over lunch today, I twiddled with the image some more in Picassa (because: (1) why not (2) I no longer have Photoshop installed and (3) the GIMP is just too awkward and long-loading). And THEN I started working with Processing:
The core of the pixellization routine was originally from Jeffery Thompson but he is in no way to blame for what came later. Color averaging code was based on an answer at StackOverflow. Animation courtesy of mothereffinganimatedgif.com.
Future work might include generating gifs from inside of Processing, and tiling from the CENTER of the image, instead of the upper-left. This would allow for cropping the image to fit a specific canvas size.
Code is on GitHub.
See, even when I do post something other than an animated GIF to this blog, it’s still an animated GIF.
December 5th, 2013
NB: view the original; it’s huge.
(source via source)
This is probably from the movie Hackers – visual and text themes match up, but I can’t find a canonical source for this gif or desktop-as-a-whole.
2013.12.18: Wait. While this is certainly inspired by the movie Hackers, there’s no way it could be from the movie Hackers — references to google and Firefox Aurora in 1995? MEA CULPA.