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March 17, 2005

The Gates, on average

brevity writes:

I wrote a program to blend Flickr images which share the same tags. It's partially inspired by the work of Jason Salavon.

The Gates

Posted by michal migurski at March 17, 2005 11:39 PM

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These are gorgeous! I've rarely seen such painterly texture produced digitally. The layering and blending of images is not unlike the the blending of pigments in oil. They're also powerful simply as the visualization of a network. Go here for the full set.

Posted by: ben vershbow at March 18, 2005 12:09 AM

Thanks for the link. We're thinking along similar lines, although my experiment is much more modest.

You're in my RSS reader now. Maybe I can contribute some ideas here too.

Posted by: brevity at March 18, 2005 4:12 AM

It reminds me of ad reinhardt...I was just talking with CMIII about that painter the other night. Check out blog about the grid:

Posted by: alex at March 18, 2005 3:22 PM

It is getting very strange and interesting to view the pictures now that the gates have been down for a while: now they sort of exist as a memory or a story. They are become fiction and art..and souvenir.

So they are a moveable feast?

Posted by: alex at March 18, 2005 3:48 PM

Reinhardt, Rothko, yes, but this also makes me think of Turner--the ecstasy of landscape and those vibrant sunset hues.

Posted by: kim white at March 19, 2005 4:42 PM

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