As you can see from this example, my generator shuffles a list, picks a random starting point, then iterates over it, modulo the list length, into infinity. Neat, eh? And it's actually useful! I'm using this to get colors "randomly" without repeating colors right next to one another, same with fonts.
I'm held back by thinking back to around 2005-2007 when v1 of communities/forums were popular. Everyone had their own community built using phpBB or Invision. I distinctly remember a lot of campaigns to pay for activity on boards. Most paid activity ended up being borderline spam.
I don't blame contributors for their role in these spamfests. The entire system was built around the idea of pushing quantity over quality. I don't really care if it worked well for some communities. That's not how we want to grow. I'd rather stay small and grow organically than build a house of cards.
Back to the problem at hand. If I do create a few bounties to grow this community, how do we do it the right way? How do we empower makers rather than solicit spam?
The problem with this approach is really understanding my options and trade-offs. I look at tools like storage on Google Drive which seems reasonable at a small scale it would get expensive fast if you ramp up.
Storing 30TB of data on Google Drive would cost $150/mo. It seems like you could blow through 30TB of data in no time. This post says 4k video can burn through 1GB every 3m.
Alternatively, I believe you can use Google, AWS, or Microsoft CDNs to store more data for cheaper. The challenge with that workflow would be actually building tools around the CDNs in order to make use of the stored files. Maybe there are existing tools to make this easier?
Because of the challenges/pricing in dealing with cloud storage, I suspect a lot of photographers manage their own hard drives. Seems like a cheaper option but also comes with risk. I suspect you'd want to think about replication in order to avoid getting wiped out if a single hard drive goes out.
How do the pros do it? cc
Here is an example canvas with over 1 million lines painted with a crosshatch gradient.
I like the early results but the technique is still very much a work in progress. There are so many little things to tweak when generating a design. Even though a script does all the actual work, it is still very much a creative process involving a human.
I'm planning to write a tutorial and open source the script so anyone can make their own digital Rothko. I'll share more soon. 👨🎨
I find the process of generating some of the art I've previously shared to be really interesting. So I think I'll experiment by creating short Youtube clips of a piece as it is created from start to finish.
I'll probably add music and create pieces with more shapes/colors next.
Deep fakes are getting scary good and taking over TikTok. Every public figure should just be on there with a verified account - even if they don’t want to make content - to make it easier to identify their fakes. Here’s Tom Cruise: pic.twitter.com/xoSJt1bvVR— lauren white (@laurenmwhite) February 25, 2021
It's hard to say where the line is. Someone could think they are doing something totally innocent when creating a deep fake of Tom Cruise but the creation could result in permanent damage. I believe the creator should be protected to some degree in cases like that. You can't possibly understand all of the potentially negative consequences of a creation prior to its release. Making creators accountable for that sets an impossibly high bar for releasing new things into the wild.
However, certain uses of deep fakes should be outlawed. For example, creating a fake that portrays a person committing a crime could be considered libel if the people being portrayed don't consent.
Even if a crime has not been committed in a fake, any person portrayed should be able to say "Hey, I think this fake is defamatory". If that happens, it should be illegal to continue publishing the fake. The takedown process could be related to GDPR laws in some ways. After all, a fake could be considered a privacy issue.
Overall, I'm still very mixed on this. I'm against anything that disempowers creators. And I'm also very against violations of privacy and/or human rights. It feels like deep fakes and human rights should be able to coexist in the same future. I'm just not exactly sure how at this stage. Thoughts?
New to the community here, (👋
An in-person note-and-vote brainstorming session usually goes like this:
- A problem is presented to a group in the form of a question.
- Group members write their individual answers/solutions on sticky notes (1 per answer) and attach them to a wall or whiteboard for everybody to see.
- When all answers are in, the group briefly discusses the answers and then members vote individually for the answers they deem to be the best. This is usually done by attaching dot stickers to the notes that members want to upvote.
Where I'm at:
✅ Designed logo (Most important thing right?)
✅ Designed the MVP UI
✅ Hired a dev & started development
I believe I'm a couple of weeks away from a usable v1.
Didn't plan any further than that 😁
Happy to answer any question if you're curious.
Thanks y'all for having me!
I'm testing a new concept that somewhat diverges from the previous style of creating gradient-like art from millions of small mutations. In this style, I'm generating pieces based on randomizing connected arcs. You'll have to click on the expanded view to see some of the detail.
It has me thinking about how to implement a recycle crypto coin. I haven't yet figured out how coins could be distributed to recyclers while avoiding abuse...but there must be a way.