Author Archives: shardcore

Deepdreaming

This week the internet is awash with #deepdream images. I shan’t go into detail about how they are produced, other people have done a fine job of explaining the process. The code, released by google, offers a playground for investigating the inner workings of neural networks. This rather dry area of research has been made […]

@futuristbot

There are a lot of futurists on twitter – or at least a lot of people who fancy themselves as futurists. Wikipedia defines them thus: Futurists or futurologists are scientists and social scientists whose specialty is futurology, or the attempt to systematically explore predictions and possibilities about the future and how they can emerge from […]

Diogenes and the chicken

Acrylic on canvas 762mm x 508mm (30″ x 20″) Diogenes is my favourite ancient greek philosopher. Diogenes made a virtue of poverty. He begged for a living and often slept in a large ceramic jar in the marketplace. He became notorious for his philosophical stunts such as carrying a lamp in the daytime, claiming to […]

@theresamaybot

The British people have used their democratic right to re-elect the Conservatives into Government in the UK. In forming a new government, Theresa May has kept her job as Home Secretary. Within less that 24 hours of the election, she announced that she will be pushing ahead with the Communications data bill, or Snooper’s Charter. […]

100 algo-Kims & 100 algo-Kanyes

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West occupy a unique place in popular culture. In America, at least, it appears they fulfil the role of Royalty. Kanye West’s career is built on an unassailable sense of self-belief. Kim Kardashian’s on the ability to create a brand out of her very existence. They are the American Dream incarnate. […]