AI Art Panic

November 25, 2022
Technical, Art

If you’ve been on the internet at all lately, you’ve seen AI generated art and discussion of the impact of the tools. You’ve also probably seen a lot of hate for AI generated art. There’s a lot of drama going on, as art focused communities across the internet decide how to handle this. Does AI generated/assisted art need tagged as such? Should it be allowed at all? There’s the whole Deviant Art situation (ArsTechnica). ...

My Video Synthesis Journey

September 1, 2022
Technical, Art

I’m not being paid to say any of this, I haven’t spoken to any of the companies listed here except for Noisedeck, which while is made by two really awesome people, also gets a pretty nasty review here because it doesn’t work for this use case. Sleepy Circuits, which I’ve only talked to. I don’t even own their hardware. Furthermore, I have paid my own money for Visual Synthesizer, Cathodemer, and KodeLife. ...

Low Bandwidth Images

August 7, 2021
Technical, Art

So, you’ve got a website that you want to make use less bandwidth. Maybe you’re paying by the byte for content delivery, maybe you’re worried about the environment, either way, let’s assume you want to make your images as small as possible. The obvious place to start is just shrinking your images. Here, this is a 4032x2268 .jpg shrunk down to a 1008x567 .jpg - 25% of the original quality. ...

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