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Aaron Koblin - Work

Aaron Koblin - Work

Windows Desktop UI Concept Posted by Sputnik8 on February 24, 2012 10:24 pm This is a desktop concept that I’ve recently put together for fun. I thought I’d post a few screens to see what people here think. Complexification LIVING WORKS binary.ring bit.10001 bone.piles box.fitting box.fitting.img new bubble.chamber buddhabrot city.traveler cubic.attractor deep.lorenz guts new new henon.phase henon.phase.deep new inter.aggregate new inter.momentary new invader.fractal limb.sand.stroke limb.strat limb.stroke mcp moonlight.soyuz nine.block new offspring orbitals new paths.i sand.dollar sand.stroke sand.traveler new self-dividing.line stitches substrate new trema.disk trema.spike INFORMATION about the programmer about the medium ORDERING works available production qualities ordering policies CONTACT j.tarbell @

Design Patterns of Crowdsourced Art Sometimes I try to google "crowdsourced art" in hopes that I'll find a comprehensive list of all such projects. Maybe there's something out there that I'm unaware of... that'll be on that list... that will really make my day or something. What I'm finding instead is either stuff that I've already heard about or things that fits into the same general pattern, one that I'm frankly getting a little tired of. So, I'm going to share my own Comprehensive List. Meaningful Transitions // Home Meaningful Transitions - Motion Graphics in the User Interface »Meaningful Transitions - Motion Graphics in the User Interface« deals with the use of animations in the user interface. It documents transitions in a clustered way to show at which point transitions can be a helpful extension to a static user interface, because of cognitive benefits to enhance the user experience. The purpose of Meaningful Transitions is to illustrate the process of the interaction and the structure of the user interface. They focus on specific events, or clarifying the user's interaction by animation.

Livecodelab What's this? This is a toy live coding environment: programs run immediately as they are typed. Pick something from the "Demos" menu or try the tutorials. Want more info? CrowdForge: Crowdsourcing Complex Tasks Work marketplaces like MTurk are great for accomplishing small, well defined nuggets of work, such as labeling images and transcribing audio, but terrible for many more complex and labor intensive real world tasks. Over the last year, Robert Kraut, Niki Kittur and I formalized a general process of solving such complex problems using MTurk. We proposed three basic types of tasks and explored them in two neat experimental applications. To facilitate these experiments, I implemented CrowdForge, a Django framework that takes output from MTurk HITs and uses it to create new MTurk HITs.

s+v+m Collecting Virtual, Augmented and Mixed realities, places built on a tridimensional matrix where the data is materialized in space. More Immersive Spaces under the tag “Immersive Audiovisual Environments”. “Unthinkable complexity. Lines of light ranged in the non-space of the mind, clusters and constellations of data. Like city lights, receding.” William Gibson “Neuromancer”, 1981 Robert Munro - Research I completed my Ph.D. at Stanford University, where I was fortunate to be a Graduate Fellow (top 5% of engineering/science Ph.D. candidates). The combination of my time at Stanford and various professional activities has produced a number of publications and speaking opportunities: Selected publications, reviews & presentations Munro, Robert. 2014. Crowdsourcing and Natural Language Processing for the Social Good. 4th Stanford Conference on Computational Social Science (Invited Talk). Stanford, CA.

Generative Art Links Some links to Generative Art, Math & Fractals, and other creative ways of creating computional imagery. The list is not meant to be exhaustive: rather, it is a list of my favorite links. Generative Art Software General-Purpose Software Descriptive Camera - Matt Richardson, Creative Technologist The Descriptive Camera works a lot like a regular camera—point it at subject and press the shutter button to capture the scene. However, instead of producing an image, this prototype uses crowd sourcing to output a text description of the scene. Modern digital cameras capture gobs of "parsable" metadata about photos such as the camera's settings, the location of the photo, the date, and time, but they don't output any information about the content of the photo.

Tools and Libraries Arts-Engineering Tools Used in this Course A Quick Review of These and Other Arts-Engineering Tools Girl Turk: Mechanical Turk Meets Girl Talk's "Feed the Animals" Girl Talk's Feed the Animals is one of my favorite albums this year, a hyperactive mish-mash sampling hundreds of songs from the last 45 years of popular music. Gregg Gillis created a beautiful, illegal mess of copyright clearance hell, which you should download immediately. (It's free, but I kicked in $20 for Gregg's legal fund and a copy of the CD.) Last month, Rex Sorgatz asked about collecting metadata on the album for data crunching.