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saitoha/libsixel: The new standard of SIXEL development
SIXEL is one of image formats for printer and terminal imaging introduced by Digital Equipment Corp. (DEC). Its data scheme is represented as a terminal-friendly escape sequence. So if you want to view a SIXEL image file, all you have to do is "cat" it to your terminal.


Wow. gif320 lives on!
cli  graphics  terminal  dec  vt320  vt300  sixel  images 
20 days ago by jm
Engineer’s Guide to Drinks
excellent blueprint-style poster covering all the major cocktails
cocktails  drinks  engineering  posters  blueprints  graphics  pdf 
january 2016 by jm
Pixelmator
Image editing tool for the Mac, recommended by Oisin
images  design  graphics  mac  osx  tools  apps 
december 2015 by jm
Accretion Disc Series - Clint Fulkerson
available as prints -- vector art with a hint of the bacterial
algorithms  art  graphics  vector  bacteria  petri-dish  clint-fulkerson 
november 2015 by jm
GTA V - Graphics Study
how GTAV renders a single frame. this is amazingly detailed
games  graphics  coding  gta  gtav  3d  rendering  gfx 
november 2015 by jm
The Pixel Factory
amazing slideshow/WebGL demo talking about graphics programming, its maths, and GPUs
maths  graphics  webgl  demos  coding  algorithms  slides  tflops  gpus 
september 2015 by jm
Improving The Weather On Twitter
lovely open-source dataviz improvement for near-term historical rainfall-radar images
dataviz  weather  rain  rainfall  radar  nws  twitter  bots  graphics  ui 
august 2015 by jm
Why Google's Deep Dream Is Future Kitsch
Deep Dream estranges us from our fears, perhaps, but it doesn't make them go away. It's easy to discuss Deep Dream as an independent creature, a foreign intelligence that we interact with for fun. Yet like all kitsch, it comes straight back to its creators.
kitsch  deep-dream  art  graphics  google  inceptionism 
july 2015 by jm
A simple guide to 9-patch for Android UI
This is a nifty hack. TIL!

'9-patch uses png transparency to do an advanced form of 9-slice or scale9. The guides are straight, 1-pixel black lines drawn on the edge of your image that define the scaling and fill of your image. By naming your image file name.9.png, Android will recognize the 9.png format and use the black guides to scale and fill your bitmaps.'
android  design  9-patch  scaling  images  bitmaps  scale9  9-slice  ui  graphics 
july 2015 by jm
Inceptionism: Going Deeper into Neural Networks
This is amazing, and a little scary.
If we choose higher-level layers, which identify more sophisticated features in images, complex features or even whole objects tend to emerge. Again, we just start with an existing image and give it to our neural net. We ask the network: “Whatever you see there, I want more of it!” This creates a feedback loop: if a cloud looks a little bit like a bird, the network will make it look more like a bird. This in turn will make the network recognize the bird even more strongly on the next pass and so forth, until a highly detailed bird appears, seemingly out of nowhere.

An enlightening comment from the G+ thread:

This is the most fun we've had in the office in a while. We've even made some of those 'Inceptionistic' art pieces into giant posters. Beyond the eye candy, there is actually something deeply interesting in this line of work: neural networks have a bad reputation for being strange black boxes that that are opaque to inspection. I have never understood those charges: any other model (GMM, SVM, Random Forests) of any sufficient complexity for a real task is completely opaque for very fundamental reasons: their non-linear structure makes it hard to project back the function they represent into their input space and make sense of it. Not so with backprop, as this blog post shows eloquently: you can query the model and ask what it believes it is seeing or 'wants' to see simply by following gradients. This 'guided hallucination' technique is very powerful and the gorgeous visualizations it generates are very evocative of what's really going on in the network.
art  machine-learning  algorithm  inceptionism  research  google  neural-networks  learning  dreams  feedback  graphics 
june 2015 by jm
Snake-Oil Superfoods
mainly interesting for the dataviz and the Google-Doc-driven backend. wish they published the script though
google  snake-oil  superfoods  food  dataviz  bubble-race-chart  graphics  infographics  google-docs  spreadsheets 
may 2015 by jm
Run your own high-end cloud gaming service on EC2
Using Steam streaming and EC2 g2.2xlarge spot instances -- 'comes out to around $0.52/hr'. That's pretty compelling IMO
aws  ec2  gaming  games  graphics  spot-instances  hacks  windows  steam 
april 2015 by jm
CGA in 1024 Colors - a New Mode: the Illustrated Guide
awesome hackery. brings me back to my C=64 demo days
pc  cga  graphics  hacks  art  1024-colours 
april 2015 by jm
BLDGBLOG: Procedural Brutalism
a few GIFs of procedurally generated architecture by a game developer named Cedric, built using Unity. Cedric describes himself as an "indie game dev focused on social AI, emergent narrative and procedural worlds." Imagine whole game worlds powered by real-time computation at the building level, constantly and parametrically fizzing with architectural forms, barely predictable new Woolworth Buildings and Barbicans sprouting on-demand from the ground whenever needed.
brutalism  architecture  games  graphics  design  procedural  generation  gifs  animation 
september 2014 by jm
How Emoji Get Lost In Translation
I recently texted a friend to say how I was excited to meet her new boyfriend, and, because "excited" doesn't look so exciting on an iPhone screen, I editorialized with what seemed then like an innocent "[dancer]". (Translation: Can't wait for the fun night out!) On an Android phone, I realized later, that panache would have been a put-down: The dancers become "[playboy bunny]." (Translation: You’re a Playboy bunny who gets around!)
emoji  icons  graphics  text  speech  phones 
june 2014 by jm
Whiteboard Picture Cleaner

This [shell one-liner] will take a picture of a whiteboard and use parts of the ImageMagick library with sane defaults to clean it up tremendously.: convert "$1" -morphology Convolve DoG:15,100,0 -negate -normalize -blur 0x1 -channel RBG -level 60%,91%,0.1 "$2"


Some kind soul has put up a quickie web UI here: http://api.o2b.ru/whiteboardcleaner
graphics  tools  whiteboard  imagemagick  text  images  cleanup  gimp  photoshop  via:fanf 
june 2014 by jm
Tron: Legacy Encom Boardroom Visualization
this is great. lovely, silly, HTML5 dataviz, with lots of spinning globes and wobbling sines on a black background
demo  github  wikipedia  dataviz  visualisation  mapping  globes  rob-scanlan  graphics  html5  animation  tron-legacy  tron  movies 
may 2014 by jm
British Library uploads one million public domain images to the net for remix and reuse - Boing Boing
this is excellent!
The British Library has uploaded one million public domain scans from 17th-19th century books to Flickr! They're embarking on an ambitious programme to crowdsource novel uses and navigation tools for the huge corpus. Already, the manifest of image descriptions is available through Github. This is a remarkable, public spirited, archival project, and the British Library is to be loudly applauded for it!
british-library  libraries  public-domain  art  graphics  images  history  19th-century  17th-century  18th-century  books  crowdsourcing  via:boingboing  github 
december 2013 by jm
WTF Visualizations
'Visualizations that make no sense.'

Some of these are unintentional comedy gold -- pie charts feature heavily, of course. (via Des Traynor)
via:destraynor  infographics  wtf  visualization  dataviz  data  fail  funny  graphics  pie-charts 
september 2013 by jm
Cities 05
from Atelier Olschinsky. 'Fine Art Print on Hahnemuehle Photo Rag Bright White 310g; Limited Edition / Numbered and signed by the artist'
art  graphics  cities  prints  want  via:bdif 
june 2013 by jm
A Giorgio Moroder story
"Dear Mr Tilman, this is the only way I can help you. saluti, Giorgio Moroder". I love it -- someone call Tufte
graphics  giorgio-moroder  history  music  ilx  basslines  donna-summer  synths 
may 2013 by jm
Edition - Irish Design
'Edition has a ‘design for life’ philosophy - we think that unique designer-made items can be a part of our everyday lives without costing the earth. We stock affordable, contemporary and functional products (mostly handmade), including jewellery, home-ware, accessories, art and toys. Every item has been carefully selected and are all designed here in Ireland.'
edition  design  ireland  art  graphics  jewellery  toys 
march 2013 by jm
50 Watts
Incredible blog of book covers and illustrations, much from the 1970s
illustration  art  prints  1970s  graphics 
january 2013 by jm
Raspberry Pi gets open-source video drivers
'As of right now, all of the VideoCore driver code which runs on the ARM is available under a FOSS license (3-Clause BSD to be precise). If you’re not familiar with the status of open source drivers on ARM SoCs this announcement may not seem like such a big deal, but it does actually mean that the BCM2835 used in the Raspberry Pi is the first ARM-based multimedia SoC with fully-functional, vendor-provided (as opposed to partial, reverse engineered) fully open-source drivers, and that Broadcom is the first vendor to open their mobile GPU drivers up in this way.'

This is a great result -- congrats to the Raspberry Pi team for getting this to happen.
raspberry-pi  open-source  hardware  drivers  gpu  graphics  embedded-linux  linux  broadcom  bsd  bcm2835 
october 2012 by jm
SmoothLifeL
'A continuous version of Conway's Life, using floating point values instead of integers'. 'SmoothLifeL supports many interesting phenomena such as gliders that can travel in any direction, rotating pairs of gliders, 'wickstretchers' and the appearance of elastic tension in the 'cords' that join the blobs.' paper: http://arxiv.org/abs/1111.1567 , and slides: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyTIXRhjXII

(via jwz)
life  games  emergent-behaviour  algorithms  graphics  via:jwz  cool  eye-candy  conways-life  floating-point  continuous  gliders 
october 2012 by jm
Adam Ferriss
glitch art, colour separations, etc. (via mlkshk)
art  glitch  graphics  colour 
october 2012 by jm
Why the New Aesthetic isn’t about 8bit retro, the Robot Readable World, computer vision and pirates |
'The New Aesthetics, or at least the aspect I’m looking at, is inspired by computer vision. And computer vision is at the point now that computer graphics was at 30 years ago. The New Aesthetics isn’t concerned with retro 8bit graphics of the past, but the 8bit graphics designed for machines of the now.' -- ie, The Robot Readable World, etc. Great essay, and exciting stuff
art  design  new-aesthetic  retro  robotics  graphics  computer-vision 
april 2012 by jm
Teal and Orange - Hollywood, Please Stop the Madness
'the insidious practice of color-grading every movie with a simplified, distilled palette of teal and orange', thanks to digital post-production (via Eoin)
via:eoin  color  design  film  movies  palette  graphics  hollywood  teal  orange 
september 2011 by jm
Computer History Museum: MacPaint and QuickDraw source code
wow, great snapshot of computing history here. just wish the code was not locked away in a ZIP, and instead hyperlinked for readability. Also a working link would be nice too (via jgc)
via:jgc  apple  code  history  mac  source  bill-atkinson  macpaint  pascal  quickdraw  graphics  from delicious
july 2010 by jm
Very cool subpixel typeface
interesting concept, designing a typeface only for use on LCDs (via Waxy)
via:waxy  type  fonts  graphics  typography  subpixel  cleartype  from delicious
september 2009 by jm
100 Examples of Japanese Municipal Flags
a lot more awesome than the title would suggest (via TTT)
via:ttt  design  japan  logos  flags  graphic-design  graphics  from delicious
september 2009 by jm
iPhone Sudoku Grab: How does it all work?
lovely run-through of the computer-vision algorithms this iPhone app uses (via Waxy)
via:waxy  ai  image  programming  algorithms  graphics  iphone  ocr  computervision  opencv  sudoku 
august 2009 by jm
GUI Icon Sets for Web Designers
lots of commercial and open-source-friendly-licensed icon sets, including the old reliable FamFamFam and Pinvoke icons
gui  icons  ui  web  graphics  creative-commons  via:nelson 
july 2009 by jm

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