In honor of the Post-Art Poets (@postartpoets), whose motto is THE TIMELINE OF ART HISTORY MUST BE ABANDONED IN THE NAME OF PROGRESS, I have interpreted their logo as its own form of machine poetry, reproduced below in both full representation and as edited to retain all English text letters. Full Poem: PNG IHDRkXTPLTEttXX// ]],,ggTTAA<<qqhh”EE66YYJJbb22rr33DD–44yySS[[iillzz::**FF__
Continuing on the idea of stuffing the Twitter pipeline with pixels, maybe I should just not worry so much about compression and figure out a way to divide images up and let the coding enable people to reconstitute them. Thus, I have prepared a tiled Twitter graphic, expanding from a simple 9 x 12 pixel
I’ve been trying to find a way to compress images even more, so I could expand the size of the color tweets available. Basically, since Twitter uses only the usable characters of ASCII text, and it can be hard to type higher-bit ASCII on some keyboards, I’ve pretty much exhausted the palette of encoding options
I dusted off the old ETC encoding protocol today for a project I’m doing for a show entry, creating a self-portrait to send through social media. I used the 6-bit compression scheme I used for old Teddy Roosevelt’s 2-bit gray image for an image of myself. Because I did a couple tweaks on the protocol
Yesterday I installed my large-scale print work, “Boston Public Library 4-Color ASCII”. Here are some images showing the installed work from the entrance of the Johnson Lobby, a side shot showing the Children’s Room Stacks, and a full-frame shot of the work itself.
Quick preview of the large print I’m doing for the Mixit Print Studio’s 25th Anniversary show, ReThink Ink, at the Boston Public Library. This print will be displayed in the Johnson Lobby of the BPL, along with three other installation pieces, a informational video and a Mixit Studios slideshow. Opening is April 11th. Further information
I forgot to actually post these to the blog here, so there’s a backlog. They did go out spaced about a week apart. Twelfth right here.