I am collecting my entries.
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A while back I did the daily create for 6 January 2014 Create a Self Portrait Cubomania Style. And knowced up a couple of quick web pages to make cubomania images and gif.
The other day I was messing about with some web pages inspired by the Universe app and was reminded of the cubomania stuff.
I’ve updated the Cubomania Gif! page so that you can, choose the number of slices, speed of the gif and the ability to add a frame of the original image. You can also make static jpg versions on the same page.
I am attracted to the random nature of cubomania, interestingly if you search for images online many look as if they have been rearranged with some taste as opposed to randomly.
Featured image on this post was from a tweet by Theo created with the webpage.
— Theo Kuechel (@TheoKL) October 17, 2016
One more, this time including the original
One of the best things about DS106 is the riffing and playing with other participants. I dipped my toe in the daily create stream yesterday and pulled out a great example:
— ds106 Daily Create (@ds106dc) September 16, 2016
As I saw this late there were already a great bunch of responses, I giffed:
I had intended to have the notes ping right off the sheet, but this looked ok and it was late (so late I lost a few frames that would have made the jump a little more dynamic).
— Todd Conaway (@Todd_Conaway) September 16, 2016
— Ronald_2008 (@ronald_2008) September 16, 2016
Today Viv iced the cake:
There are deeper thinks going on on DS106 but this is #4life
A couple of weeks ago I started playing with combining images in the browser. There are several ways to go about this, I found a nice script to blend two images on a canvas and gave that a shot. It worked well and gave interesting results.
I though that using the Flickr API I could gather a list of images and randomly blend them two at a time.
Flickr’s API will return a json list. I started using the flickr.interestingness.getList which produced some interesting (sic) combinations. However when I started to get the license of the photos most were not labled for reuse.
I switched to using a standard search (flickr.photos.search ) which allowed me to search for license that allowed reuse.
I also switched to using CSS and background-blend-mode, this allows you to have multiple images set on a background and blend them.
For example using these images:
And this code:
<div style="border:solid 1px;width:500px;height:400px;background-image:url('https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7587/26482589423_daa3bbdbd1.jpg'),url('https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7012/6677861899_ef6e012bc8.jpg');background-blend-mode:multiply;"></div>
give me this:
With this in my toolbag I could pull in a flickr feed, extract image URLs and info about each photo and randomly combine them. They are displayed for 10 seconds each.
This gave me this:
Here are a few random blends, screen captured:
I’ve found the pictures quite compelling.
On interesting this was the change I noticed when I swapped from the interestingness list to a search for creative commons images ordered by interestingness-desc. The images became more subtle and less HDRish, i think thy are more interesting and less glossy. An unusual win for Creative commons.
Over in DS106 land the page was used for a daily create:
Which turned up some nice images and a fairly crazy bunch of titles.
What was also interesting was some responses to the page:
— Ronald_2008 (@ronald_2008) May 14, 2016
— Viv Rolfe (@VivienRolfe) May 14, 2016
— Viv Rolfe (@VivienRolfe) May 14, 2016
First Daily in a while, so though it was worth a quick post.
The original DS106 image from DS106: The Open Online Community of Digital Storytellers by Jim Groom — Kickstarter Not sure who to credit as Google didn’t turn up a backstory.
The Van Gogh picture from File:Vincent van Gogh – Self-Portrait – Google Art Project.jpg – Wikimedia Commons where it says:
This is a faithful photographic reproduction of a two-dimensional, public domain work of art. The work of art itself is in the public domain for the following reason:
The author died in 1890, so this work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author’s life plus 100 years or less.
This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published (or registered with the U.S. Copyright Office) before January 1, 1923.
This file has been identified as being free of known restrictions under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights.
Which is good enough for me.
The Quick Selection Tool is my Friend.
I messed about till I got it as B&W as I could.
Cropped and exported to jpg.
I did think about the dark glasses:
But think the eyes had it.
I also though about tracing the VG picture to make it more in the style of the DS106/Sonic Youth.
Or sending the ds106 image to the twitter bot that does impressionist images…
Worth noting I flipped the VG image.
More important we know the DS106 Artist:
— GNA Garcia (@DrGarcia) April 3, 2016
And I claim a couple of assignment stars: ds106 Assignments: Remix an Album Cover 😉