Here are some new images I have been working on. They are very different from what I have been doing thus far during the semester, but I was having trouble thinking of more ideas for the other type of work. I had remembered a photographer that I had researched at the beginning of the semester and decided to attempt something like what he had done. The idea here was to take an image and then create layers and different opacities by rotating and flipping the image itself and overlaying them on top of eachother.
This is the first draft of our final project poster. We are still waiting to receive our data set, so the images you see have not been generated by actual data. Once we have the data and the program up and running, we are planning to replace those images with real ones, possibly add a 3D map feature, and write out brief descriptions of what the images will be showing you.
Here’s a different take on visualizing the ever common “social networks.” This is an interactive network visualization of the influential people during the Bauhaus Movement. Put on display at the Bauhaus University of Weimar, this historical database is filled with biographical details on the numerous members of the movement. From the interface, users can access an array of historical data as well as view the different interrelationships between the data. To read more about it visit this link:http://www.visualcomplexity.com/vc/project_details.cfm?id=745&index=745&domain=
Some more progress on my current work. I may need to add some finishing touches but other than that, I feel that they are about done. Just need to decide which versions work better.
While browsing the visual complexity website, I found an interesting artificial intelligence program written in Java 1.1. Created by Martin Wattenberg and Marek Walczak, the “Thinking Machine 4” brings up a fun way to show interactivity between programs and their users. This program explores the “invisible” thought processes behind a game of chess, and how they are evolving with each new turn. After the user makes a move, the program analyzes every move and path that could possibly occur in the future throughout the game, and then maps all of those paths on the screen. By doing this, the program is figuring out what the best move to make is. To read more about it, or to challenge the computer to a game of chess click the link… http://www.turbulence.org/spotlight/thinking/
After class and our talk with Chris the other day, I decided to look up some image retouching, and interestingly enough, I came across two images that Chris had actually spoken about. Here is what I found…”Joseph Stalin made use of photo retouching for propaganda purposes. On May 5, 1920 his predecessor Vladimir Lenin held a speech for Soviet troops that Leon Trotsky attended. Stalin had Trotsky retouched out of a photograph showing Trotsky in attendance. Nikolai Yezhov, an NKVD leader photographed alongside Stalin in at least one photograph, was edited out of the photograph after his execution in 1940.”
Here is what I hope to be close to the finished product for the helicopter image and what could possibly be the start of my next piece.
Interesting wallpapers created by Carnovsky, an artistic duo from Milan comprised of Francesco Rugi and Silvia Quintanilla. They call them RGB wallpapers, and they are created through multiple layers of different colors and patterns. Depending on the light, the same wallpapers will provide different imagery.