The emoticon has become ubiquitous in informal text-based communications. The necessity to modify the meaning of potentially ambiguous sentences with the use of pictographic shorthand has a long history, but really came into it’s own with the democratisation of publishing which came with the advent of the internet. They are a visual shorthand which saves […]
Here I am talking about Guerrilla Epistemology at Silicon Beach earlier this year. Shardcore sharing at Silicon Beach 2014 from Wise Old Uncle on Vimeo.
I recently discovered Plotagon, a bizarre and fascinating tool for auto-generating movies from dialogue and simple direction. Here is the first 5 minutes of Waiting for Godot, by Samuel Beckett, performed by some of these virtual robot actors. The actors can be given lines, simple acting direction for the dialogue (afraid, angry, arrogant, bored etc), […]
Here’s my talk from PyData earlier this year – “You give me data, I give you art”
Both David Cameron and Ed Miliband recently released their ‘New Year’s messages’ full of platitude and hollow promise. I could see little to discern them, (though Cameron’s straight to camera style lends itself more to audiovisual abuse), and though I’ve covered the interchangeability of contemporary politicians before, I still wanted to see their words tumble […]