curious thing with head distorted by Perlin noise

"In the digital environment, “folk art” can have the same reach as mass media. Nonetheless, digital folk art, at least at present, seems to have similar temporal and influence-based underpinnings as did traditional folk art, but with the possibility for influence and interplay on a global rather than local or regional scale. This interplay is affected significantly, however, by the ownership regimes developed to support the industrial information economy—in particular by copyright."
Verbose Vehicle Software - work in progress. 

Verbose Vehicle Software - work in progress. 

http://www.google.com/imghp?q=-pipe

La trahison des Google Images, 2014, URL 

Happy Birthday Rich of prostheticknowledge ! My bot painted your portrait as a gift. 

Happy Birthday Rich of prostheticknowledge ! My bot painted your portrait as a gift. 

IOU x 2

Mesh detail

Mesh detail

When did catch123D get so good? This Yoda scan I just made is flawless.

The Codification of Leadership2014, Triptych. 

The first image results from Google searches for G.W. Bush signing into law the Patriot Act, the Homeland Security Act and the Intelligence Reform Act are distorted with Photoshop’s ‘Content-Aware’ Fill algorithm and then recreated as synthetic paintings by an autonomous painting script. The fully code-driven image-making aims to mirror current problematic systems of counter-terrorism, security and surveillance that were codified into law by the Bush administration. The magnitude and complexity of these covert operations are increasingly resolved through the use of databases and algorithmic procedures, indefinitely activating the code of law. 

New project coming soon. 

New project coming soon. 

I don’t have a better photo of this piece as its gone straight from the printers to the gallery in NYC, but this is a reprint of a piece I first made in 2012 and I’ve managed to considerably improve the colours using new contrast and saturation algorithms. Its almost impossible to see which facets are pointing inward or outward, or where the light is really coming from. Shot with the appropriate background it should be hard to determine whether this would be a bad photo-realistic render or ‘real’. I’m thinking of exploring these visual illusions further.

I don’t have a better photo of this piece as its gone straight from the printers to the gallery in NYC, but this is a reprint of a piece I first made in 2012 and I’ve managed to considerably improve the colours using new contrast and saturation algorithms. Its almost impossible to see which facets are pointing inward or outward, or where the light is really coming from. Shot with the appropriate background it should be hard to determine whether this would be a bad photo-realistic render or ‘real’. I’m thinking of exploring these visual illusions further.

I need to choose one of these. 

O_O
my eyes hurt from working on colour schemes all day. 
I don’t know what to send to the printers. 
One of those days where you end up despising your own work.

O_O

my eyes hurt from working on colour schemes all day.

I don’t know what to send to the printers. 

One of those days where you end up despising your own work.

Walt glitched out on me in meshlab.

Walt glitched out on me in meshlab.