Who Needs Art When You Have Photoshop Filters?
from the easy-as-1-2-click dept
Roland Piquepaille writes “Computer scientists from the University of Bath have written a software which transforms your ordinary photographs and movies into cubist works of art and animation reminiscent of Picasso. They trained their software to identify important elements of a face, such as a nose, eye or mouth, until the computer learned how to recognize them on its own. This was achieved by giving the software a kind of ‘aesthetic sense.’ Then, by “using photographs of a subject taken from multiple points of view, the software automatically picks out important areas within the image, which are cut out as chunks. The chunks are statistically shuffled and a few of them randomly selected and distorted into a ‘cubist’ composition ready for digital painting.” The software is not yet publicly available, but software and animation companies have expressed interest. My blog contains additional references and images.”
Comments on “Who Needs Art When You Have Photoshop Filters?”
So when are we going to see tools that improve Picasso’s cubist works into non-cubist art?