Category Archives: Visual Perception

MoCap Fractals

Today I learned that some suits used for motion capture use a pattern that’s a variation of the Sierpinski triangle fractal. I happened to see a tweet from @LASTEXITshirts celebrating the birthday of actor Andy Serkis (56 today), and I … Continue reading

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6-Colour Block Cellular Automata

Here are some results of recent tests with 6-colour cellular automata. These are 6-state relations of the simple 2-state block cellular automaton that I use a lot, rule 39 in Wolfram’s notation which translates the output states of the rule … Continue reading

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Viridis Spectrograms

Viridis is a colour scale designed to meaningfully represent quantitative data and to be perceived clearly by everybody including those with colour blindness. It provides a perceptually uniform scale in both colour and greyscale. Using a viridis colour palette generator, … Continue reading

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Encoded Message

This week I’ve been listening to the latest release by TCF (Lars Holdhus) on Liberation Technologies, entitled 415C47197F78E811FEEB7862288306EC4137FD4EC3DED8B.   Like his previous releases, each track title looks like an MD5 checksum – a string of letters and numbers that encodes … Continue reading

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Computer Fatigue and the Rise of Sonic Complexity

Last month sound artist Kate Carr wrote an article called Computer fatigue and the rise of the human which examines how and why some electronic musicians are turning away from the computer and digital recording/processing in favour of using analogue … Continue reading

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Railways and Reading

Since starting a job in Leicester six months ago, I’ve been travelling to work by rail. On the return journey, the railway follows the river Soar going North out of Leicester all the way up to Ratcliffe, then takes a … Continue reading

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