February 7th, 2005


Yes, but is it art?

Head over to this site, type in your name, and see what happens. That's how I produced the image below. (Note: the site is a bit slow, as it's still recovering from a slashdotting.)

It uses the google image search to create a collage of background images based on the word(s) entered. It then puts an op-art text overlay onto it in random styles and colors. Sometimes the results are pretty spiffy, sometimes they're completely uninteresting. (And how relevant the google images are to the subject is highly variable.)

It's still an interesting idea. It also raises the question: Can computers create art?
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