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by merttoka
Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: Fall 2020
Topic: Report 3: Material-based, Software-based Explorations
Replies: 8
Views: 781

Re: Report 3: Material-based, Software-based Explorations

This week, I was mostly drawn to the use of noise in art. Like George and many others mentioned throughout the course, Ryoji Ikeda's aesthetics on the organization of data by modulating the order and chaos is amazing to me. He is a genius in composing his pieces. One particular topic we covered in t...
by merttoka
Sat Dec 12, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Fall 2020
Topic: Report 7: Aesthetic Explorations in AI
Replies: 7
Views: 621

Re: Report 7: Aesthetic Explorations in AI

Originally intended for problems that are hard to solve using algorithmic methods, artificial intelligence provided a new lens for computer scientists to tackle harder problems with the help of real-world data. It was almost inevitable for these systems to be employed by artists for aesthetic explor...
by merttoka
Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Fall 2020
Topic: Report 5: Generative Art, Computational Aesthetics
Replies: 7
Views: 654

Re: Report 5: Generative Art, Computational Aesthetics

As Galanter puts it in his canonical publication What is Generative Art? Complexity Theory as a Context for Art Theory , the generative art is an "art practice where the artist uses a system, such as a set of natural language rules, a computer program, a machine, or other procedural invention, which...
by merttoka
Fri Dec 11, 2020 5:34 am
Forum: Fall 2020
Topic: Report 6: Vision & Machine Learning
Replies: 6
Views: 598

Re: Report 6: Vision & Machine Learning

This week, I appreciated the discussion about human vision and machine learning methods. Interestingly, I recently came across an article that improves the robustness of object detection methods using CNNs by mimicking the visual cortex of human brains. ss.jpg The authors mention that the current ob...
by merttoka
Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Fall 2020
Topic: Report 9: Final Project
Replies: 7
Views: 839

Re: Report 9: Final Project

Below is my final project proposal for transferring facial expressions and speech from one person to the viewer's own face using Deep Fakes and speech synthesis.
by merttoka
Thu Dec 10, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Fall 2020
Topic: Report 8: Final Project Proposal
Replies: 3
Views: 428

Re: Report 8: Final Project Proposal

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by merttoka
Mon Nov 09, 2020 4:08 am
Forum: Fall 2020
Topic: Report 4: Volumetric data, Computational Photography
Replies: 7
Views: 655

Re: Report 4: Volumetric data, Computational Photography

With the introduction of the first commercially available depth sensors, our civilization has adopted infrared cameras at an increasing rate. In just one decade, they evolved from niche products that only technology enthusiasts use to devices that millions of people depend on to unlock their smartph...
by merttoka
Wed Oct 28, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Fall 2020
Topic: Report 2: The Pixel-based Image & its Processing
Replies: 8
Views: 750

Re: Report 2: The Pixel-based Image & its Processing

These days, it is commonplace to transform digital images with various algorithms after capturing the digital image. However, the intricate system found in digital cameras where photons are converted into digital signals can also provide interesting image effects without any post-processing. The che...
by merttoka
Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: Fall 2020
Topic: Report 1: Apparatus Fundamentals / Historical Examples
Replies: 9
Views: 1067

Re: Report 1: Apparatus Fundamentals / Historical Examples

This week's discussion on historical camera apparatus reminded me of my long term fascination with optic devices. As a kid, I remember being drawn to the idea of refraction by observing how sunlight reacts under the magnifying glass. My parents were never happy about this exploration as it implied o...
by merttoka
Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Winter 2017
Topic: 4 Student Defined Final Project
Replies: 10
Views: 5062

Reddit Image Data Visualization

Introduction Reddit , judged by its post activity, is one of the biggest social media used today. In some content, it is commonly referred as *the internet* thanks to its wide range of subreddits and managemental structure. Subreddits are managed by internet users, rather than company employees, an...