“The Venus of Google was ‘found’ via a Google search-by-image, googling a photograph taken of an object I had been handed over in a game of exquisite corpse. The Google search returned visually similar results, one of these being an image of a woman modelling a body-wrap garment. I then used a similar algorithmic image-comparison technique to drive the automated design of a 3D printable object. The ‘Hill-Climbing’ algorithm starts with a plain box shape and tries thousands of random transformations and comparisons between the shape and the image, eventually mutating towards a form resembling the found image in both shape and colour.”
Venus of Google, 2013
From the Long Tail Multiplier Series/ Algorithm
27.2 x 14.9 x 8.0 cm
z-corp powder 3D Print
“Evolution is fluid.”
- Digital Darwin
Antares & Love by Joe Webb
a friend came round to help me revise and forgot to log out of her facebook on my laptop so I’ve spent the last 20 minutes devoting her facebook to trains.
I’ve also got the middle name “ILikeTrains” pending and have joined 50 “I love trains” groups.
Before they were stars they were in 90s commercials
leonardo decaprio, lindsay lohan, elijah wood, joseph gordon levitt, aaron paul, mila kunis
The Art of Nandan Ghiya
Artist creates works using vintage portraits with physical modern-day digital distortions.
Cutlery set with coral, made in Italy in the late 16th century (source).
“This preciously decorated and extremely rare coral cutlery set from the late 1500s would have been only used on extraordinary occasions, such as a wedding, a knighting or a state visit. In the late Renaissance, the guests would typically bring their own cutlery to formal dinners. An expensively decorated cutlery set would have elicited the host’s and other guests’ admiration. Besides, coral was believed to be an antidote against poison. Therefore, in the view of its time this set of cutlery would have offered its bearer special protection during a meal at the table of a rival family or of an untrustworthy foreign ruler.” - from the MIA description