Author Archives: shardcore

@OvertonBot

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 pic.twitter.com/FeXzCHI1Aa — overton window (@overtonbot) November 1, 2016 The Overton window, also known as the window of discourse, is the range of ideas the public will accept. The ‘fitness’ of a political idea is dependent on the mood of the population. However, political ideas are rarely presented in an unbiased manner. […]

@everytrumpette

Watching the Trump campaign from the UK, I have been struck by the images of Trump supporters, people who will queue in the baking sun for hours to take part in the horrorshow of a Trump rally. Trump voter 2,738,251 pic.twitter.com/5iDlXbaTt0 — Every Trump-ette (@everytrumpette) September 26, 2016 I am fascinated and terrified by these […]

Adventures at the edge of culture

Here’s video of the talk I gave in May at The Odditorium, about ideaspace and algo-culture, alongside Alan Moore, John Higgs and others. I talk about @factbot1, @theresamaybot, MachineImaginedArt and Algo-incantations amongst other things. It’s 23 minutes long, of course. Here’s a video of Alan Moore in conversation with John Higgs, later on in the […]

360 style transfer

There’s been much excitement about Prisma, offering lovely artistic style transfer effects via an iPhone app. I think we’ll look back at this point in time as the moment when creative deep learning algorithms went overground. I’m looking forward to seeing where it leads. I thought I’d apply some style transfer effects to 360 photos. […]

Trump

Acrylic on Canvas, 400mm x 500mm Donald Trump, the man who may yet become the 45th President of the United States.