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Monday, November 19, 2012

Computers identify what makes abstract art move us

Take a look at this article sent by John Chalmers which describes a team led by Nicu Sebe at the University of Trento in Italy who used machine vision to analyse 500 abstract paintings at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto. The system measured how color is distributed across each work, as well as the occurrence of different shapes or outlines. Using data on how 100 people responded to the paintings, the system then worked out what emotional impact these elements had. For example, black, spiky features tended to correspond to the bleaker end of the emotional spectrum, whereas bright, smooth features were more feel-good.

Read the entire article at this link:

Computers identify what makes abstract art move us - tech - 16 November 2012 - New Scientist
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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Local 3-D printer

Kelly Bennett from Voice of San Diego directed us to local SD artist Matthew Hebert who uses 3D printing in his art.  He's been especially fascinated lately by the 3D printer that San Diego State University, where he teaches, just bought. (KCET) You can read Kinsee Moran's article at the link above. We first saw his work at the Art San Diego Fair.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

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