Author Archives: shardcore

@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.

Chilcot compressed

I’m old enough to remember Tony Blair coming to power in 1997. The country ebullient at the thought of a left-leaning leader after 18 years of Tory rule. I also remember his inevitable fall from grace, highlighted by his obsequious relationship with George W Bush. In 2003 he led the country into an illegal war […]