Archive for February, 2011

N-gram Text Generators

One of the most parsed and scrutinized bodies of text is the presidential address, so it was the first thing that came to mind to try to replicate with text generation. State of the union addresses use a consistent language that is very intentional, and a vocabulary latent with meaning. Because of the repetition of […]

Eye Doc

sketches for visual possibilities . . the video link is closest:     IMG_0789   Looking Eye – lookingeye.org   Looking Eye presents the image that an eye receives and the image it creates. It attempts to explore the difference between the seen and the assumed. The viewer is able to manipulate the eye movement, […]

Stop Tokenizer

Based on the following stop words I tokenized obama’s most recent state of the union. Below is a portion of the results. Stop words: (“a”, “an”, “the”,”and”,”.”,”,”,” “,”because”, “why”,”this”,”is”,”of”,”in”,”if”,”that”,”that’s”,”it”,”then”,”than”,”when”, “we”,”as”,”from”,”to”,”our”,”s”,”have”,”they”,”have”,”?”, “all”,”must”,”who”,”you”,”on”,”for”,”may”,”be”,”/”,”\”\'”,”\””,”get”,”are”,”i”,”am”,”not”, “m”,”make”,”makes”,”for”,”into”,”but”,”can”,”only”,”happen”,”don”,”same”,”against”,”nearly”, “entire”,”sure”, “u”, “!”, “was”, “has”, “its”, “through”, “me”, “his”,”once”,”carry”, “anew”,”‘”, “t”,”let”, “us”, “new”, “before”, “come”,”two”, “one”, “ve”, “go”, “8”, “she”, “her”, “he”,”none”,”at”,”been”,”these”,”what”,”up”,”were”,”them”,”some”,”had”, “their”,”do”,”by”,”or”,”re”,”aren”,”so”,”with”,”will”,”my”,”no”,”there”,”here”,”went”, […]

Art by Telephone and other Ideas from Adriana de Souza e Silva

“Telecommunications-based art is primarily concerned with connecting distant and contiguous spaces.” – Adriana de Souza e Silva Adriana de Souza e Silva gives a brief historical account of telecommunications-based art, highlighting the transition from the original telephone (used as a voice transmission communication device) to mobile phones being used as a bridge between the physical […]

Liu Bolin

Yahoo constantly serves me the most irresistible news about babies and puppies and kidnappings, and now this! Liu Bolin, he’s the one standing by the tractor in the above image. To poorly paraphrase him, his work is about diminishing of humanity amid Chinese economic and cultural development.