20

Nov

2008

PC – paint me a picture…

I can’t sleep. My mind wandered on the idea that I ought to have my computer making me art work. So, I popped out of bed and started coding. Then I stopped, and realized what an absurd endeavor I was pursuing…

It’s not really “impossible” for a computer to paint; I mean, it can use any program you can ;). It can muddle through pixel by pixel in hopes of stumbling upon something truly artistic. I’ll code it, if you watch it work. If I ask my computer to make me a tiny black and white picture – say 100 pixels square – how many images would someone have to review to find the few “artistic” images?

The answer, as you have likely already calculated:

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Yeah, let me know when you’ll be finished with your critiques. And for the love of sanity, keep colors away from the machine!!!