Photo Colorization

Been practicing colorizing old B&W photos. It’s not the easiest thing in the world, and my attempts so far look like something out of those Wilson Markle movies from the 1970s and 1980s. I’m forever behind in practice, but whatevs, here’s a photo of Cynthia Haynes, the digital rhetorician. Also, here’s a photo of my parents when they were teenagers. I … Read More

Café Terrace for Excel

Vincent van Gogh’s 1888 oil painting,  Café Terrace at Night is certainly a masterwork. But it was painted in a time before Big Business, before computers, before corporate expediency. But the white-collar worker is too busy to mess around with oil on canvas. So I’ve updated Old van Gogh by translating his painting into a Excel sheet. After watching Matt Parker’s stand-up comedy routine about spreadsheets, I … Read More

Twitter Bots

Having learned a bit about computational, generative poetry from Dene Grigar and Davin Heckman, I went ahead and created some Twitter Bots. The process was easy enough. There are plenty of engines and scripts that will automagically post content to Twitter, Facebook, or any number of social media websites. Some will pull live data from realtime API, respond to users, … Read More

Honda LCARS

Not long after I bought my car, I redesigned the infotainment UX. Being a Star Trek fan, it seemed natural to turn my 4-cylinder car into a warp-core powered starship.  I borrowed images from Honda engineering schematics, and LCARS from The Next Generation. It’s not the most original design, but it makes me happy every time I power up my dilithium crystals.