Saturday, 19 December 2015

sad gardener

“Global Art Joint Project between Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, London and Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts”

Thursday, 17 December 2015


Nicetown install 2015
Images: Shintaro MIYAWAKI

“Global Art Joint Project between Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, London and Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts”.

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

imaging links

Sunday, 13 December 2015

rendering out the annihilation event as an object

A2 by loum on Sketchfab


Maybe go out, maybe stay home, maybe call mom on the telephone

specific // PAIN products
The Federal Court of Australia said the products must be taken off Australian shelves within three months.
The products affected by the order include Nurofen Back Pain, Nurofen Period Pain, Nurofen Migraine Pain and Nurofen Tension Headache.The retail price for each of the pain-specific products was also found to be "significantly higher than that of other comparable analgesic products which also act as general pain relievers," the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACC) said.
The watchdog said the court had found each product "was formulated to treat a particular type of pain; and solely or specifically treated a particular type of pain" - but that each product contained the same active ingredient, ibuprofen lysine 342mg.
However the products were found to be "no more effective at treating the type of pain described on its packaging than any of the other Nurofen specific pain products."

Thursday, 10 December 2015

systems literacy

"At 7 am, we will sing the song that IS the Divine Mother of the Universe, the Tripura Sundari.  We recite it 108 times. The chant will help clear your 72,000 nadis or subtle energy channels and make a channel for your kundalini to rise through the crown chakra."

"systems literacy, the emerging literacy of the 21st Century: namely the understanding that we inhabit a complex, dynamic world of constantly-shifting relationships, made explicit but not always explained by our technologies."

"Four force sensors underneath the trackpad surface allow you to click anywhere, and detect subtle differences in the amount of pressure you apply, bringing increased functionality to your fingertips and enabling a deeper connection to your content"

"Gaspar Noé’s film Love features real, rather than simulated, sex scenes. But it’s far less satisfying to watch than the faked scenes of Channel 4" 


Sunday, 6 December 2015

Ground truth image sets

Ground truth image sets, including calibration images, are useful for validation of software - testing the overall ability of the software to provide realistic results with real images, under real-life conditions. Ground truth images can also be modified and used to create quasi-synthetic images for testing susceptibility of algorithms to things like motion blur, image defocus, misregistration and noise.

The synthetic generation of samples make possible experiments with thousand of subjects (same benchmark data for all researchers) without any legal concern (avoiding also the time consuming acquisition procedures). You can find biometric synthetic generation for several traits: fingerprint, face, handwritting signature, iris, palm

The Sculptures 6k Dataset consists of 6340 images images collected from Flickr by searching for sculptures by Henry Moore and Auguste Rodin. The dataset is split equally into a train and test set, each containing 3170 images. For each set 10 different Henry Moore sculptures are chosen as query objects, and for each of these objects 7 images and query regions are defined, thus providing 70 queries for performance evaluation purposes.

The scripted (and unscripted) activities include: walk, browse, slump, left object, meet, fight, window shop, shop enter, shop exit. 

Annotated biological image sets for testing and validation

Antiprotons annihilating in emulsions and in silicon detectors, December 2012 
After having scanned the developed emulsion under a microscope with depth of field of a few micron and digitized each layer, we can reconstruct the position in 3D of each point on the tracks that the fragments took, and transform this information into a 3D image that can be rotated to see the annihilation event from all angles.

spacetime blackholes

our exposures are insensitive to time 

Peter Geimer  -  Shadow without Objects
photographic paper pressed to the forehead

what does seeing mean in this context?