Curator and the Machine

I’ve been playing lately with generative art and with this project I wanted to do something that’s more interactive. I took the code behind pollock.exe and made a page where you can tell a bot when it should tweet the artwork.

The algorithm (or “the machine”) generates a “painting”, and you, the “curator” decide when it’s finished and should be shared. Or you can scrap it and start over.

I made this as a fun little side project, but I think it does pose some good questions about creativity, and shows how machines and people can work together to create something.

And I specifically used Glitch as it lets anyone take the source code and remix it. I thought about variations on the idea, for example, maybe the curators should be working with the same exact “painting” (right now, every person sees their unique artwork), so I might explore those ideas later, or maybe someone else will.

Makeover Monday

My submissions to the Makeover Monday data visualization challenge.

#challenge #data #dataviz #data-visualization #excel #makeover-monday #matplotlib #pandas #python #r #tableau

Data of New York

Explore the great city of New York using maps, data, and bots!

#bot #bots #data #data-visualization #dataviz #fediverse #javascript #map #mapbox #maps #mastodon #mastodon-bots #node #node-js #nodejs #nyc #nyc-open-data #socrata #twitter #twitter-api #twitterbot #twitterbots

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