Got a little time? Get a cup of your favourite brew and a biscotti and relax with these entertaining though time-consuming links that are all about using the computer to create art.
1. Brian Eno's 77 Million Paintings. " ... it raises questions about the concept of the 'original' in art... Millions of Brian Eno originals will be created and then disappear only to be replaced by millions more." Thanks to Hydragenic.
2. Argentinian software artist Leonardo Solanas' Dreamlines " is a non-linear, interactive visual experience. The user enters one or more words that define the subject of a dream he would like to dream. The system looks in the Web for images related to those words, and takes them as input to generate an ambiguous painting, in perpetual change, where elements fuse into one another, in a process analogous to memory and free association.
I tried "cave art" (above image), "Leonardo da Vinci" and my own name - cool to recognize suggestions of familiar pieces transformed and transforming! Thanks to Tuumailua (a Finnish blog).
3. William Zauscher's videos on YouTube are highy entertaining and very funny, sometimes to the point of pain (don't choke on that biscotti!). View his renditions of Bach and some operatic pieces. Thanks to Ionarts.
A little later - I hope everyone had a great Boxing Day, or St. Stephen's Day, or Tapanipäivä, depending what country you live in! We went for a long vigorous Nordic pole walk with a short stop in a local gift shop for some very nice half-price gifts to add to our gift bag for friends we are seeing on the weekend. No crowded mall, no parking hassles, no gas, just fresh air and exercise to burn off some of those extra calories. Cheers!