Author Archives: shardcore

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 […]

#Brexit

The UK recently held a referendum (ostensibly) over whether to remain in the EU or not. The outcome was 52% in favour of abandoning the Union and ‘taking our country back’ (and other mendacious mis-truths). The country is still in shock, the political parties are in freefall, and there is an overwhelming sense of confusion, […]

@conspiracybot1

The human brain is a highly efficient pattern matching machine. From the acuity with which our visual system can identify objects, to the emotional facilities we use to assess our social environment, through to our intellect and insight, we find and exploit patterns in the data – it’s what we do. It is this very […]