#tdc3274 #ds106 RIP Flash. I recall Flash with fondness. Anything “influenced by HyperTalk” can’t be all bad. Got edu licenses for MX 2004 & taught kids some animation fun. Enjoyed the scripting. Played with & made stuff, once got paid! Action Script 3 was 2 hard for me.
If a picture can be monetarily equivalenced to an arbitrary number of words, then a photo ought to be able to somehow encapsulate a year. Or represent it. Or say something about it.
Find, or better yet, take a photo, that speaks to something about 2020 in its entirety. Go for representational not literal (please pass on the burning trash fires, we know that one).
I thought this one was pretty sensational…
2020 in one single photo… https://t.co/LNWca0WVXc
— Alan Levine (@cogdog) December 21, 2020
I am kind of stumped summing up 2020 in a photo. So I took the video of my year of flickr photos and played with it.
The top is a slitscan of the video. the centre line of each frame. I dug out procesing and a script from Slit Cam: Slit camera timeline images from video..
The lower half uses ShantnuS/AverageFrameColour: 🎨 Creates an image of average frame colours for a YouTube video which I found on github. Unfortunately this failed at the download. so I edited the python script to use a local file. This without any knowledge (other than spaces are important) of python.
A useful exercise as it reminded my old brain of processing which has a lot of possibilities for fun, and proved that you don’t need to know much to make simple edits of code.
There is nothing I could see in the flickr api to filter colours as there is in the search but I noticed the url for the search contains text=&color_codes=7 so I added that in. Sees to have worked.
Dear DS106 Daily Create,
I type mostly in TextMate, the font is Menio Regular 16. I had to check that. I Do not think I’ve ever spent much time thinking about fonts.
I spend more time thinking about gifs.
I saw this in @cogdog‘s flickr photo stream d/l to gif but got busy. #tdc3230 #ds106
Over a field flood
Dragging my eye from the road
A blizzard of geese
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