Topic: art

Emojicon highlights tech behind symbols

On the outside, a conference on emojis—the little faces that have grown to replace simple online symbols such as =) and :P—might sound like a cute way to spend a weekend. But at the first annual Emojicon in San Francisco this past weekend, fun was just a small part of the larger technical picture. To … continue reading

SFMOMA elevates software to art

It’s not easy to find source code in an art museum. The NY MOMA began displaying video games around 10 years ago, and as a supplement, the popular Manhattan art museum offered up one of Ben Fry’s Distellamaps: printouts of the assembly language that makes up Pac-Man for Atari 2600, graphics and gotos and all. … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Of metadata and paintings

When visiting Manhattan, it is incumbent upon the tourist to visit the museum district. Along Central Park East lie the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim, the Frick and the Cooper Hewitt. Downtown, there’s the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and dozens of other institutions dedicated to topics ranging from painting to photography to radio … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Google’s AI neural network creates psychedelic art with ‘Inceptionism’

Google has developed an artificially intelligent neural network that’s transforming images into eye-popping pieces of psychedelic art. Through a process Google is calling “Inceptionism,” the company’s research arm has developed image recognition software running artificial neural networks that mimic human brain function. Inceptionism then allows the software to analyze an image—its objects, layers and characteristics—and … continue reading

Google’s Jack & Jill Android compilers, Intel-powered Google Glass, and an enterprise Big Data analytics report—SD Times news digest: Dec. 1, 2014

Google is developing two new compilers, codenamed Jack and Jill, to replace the current javac and dex compilers used in its Android mobile operating system. According to a blog post from Saikoa, a Belgian mobile development software company that discovered build tools labeled Jack and Jill in the latest Android SDK, the tools will streamline … continue reading

Artists use code to create mind-bending digital art

New Bohemians use digital media to express themselves through art … continue reading

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