[Chicago] meeting this month

Brian Sobolak brian at planetshwoop.com
Mon Jun 5 20:56:23 CEST 2006


Ian Bicking wrote:
> Peter Harkins wrote:
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>> On Sat, Jun 03, 2006 at 09:28:18PM -0500, Ian Bicking wrote:
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>>>So, group, where will it be and what will we be doing?
>>
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>> I can give a ~25 minute talk on how I used the Python Image Library to
>> rip the Unicode glyphs to create wall-sized ascii-art (well,
>> Unicode-art) images. It'd be geeky fun and cover the basics of PIL. This
>> can optionally include ~10 minutes on what Unicode is, how it works, why
>> you're a bad person for not knowing it, and a bit on Unicode in Python.
>>
>> I'd need to borrow a laptop with 1G of RAM, ~100M of disk, and either
>> GIMP or Photoshop installed (big images crash little editors). I
>> wouldn't need Internet access.
>>
>> I got one or two nibbles in #chipy when I mentioned this, does it sound
>> interesting to folks?
>
> I'd be interested.  I actually have been wanting to do a similar project
> for some time, splitting an image into tiled 6x4 images and then having
> them printed as glossy photos.  It should come to less than $1/sqft for
> arbitrarily large art.  Not counting the mounting.
>
> I figure it means splitting the images, then blowing them up
> individually, then applying some kind of filters.  I'm not sure what
> yet; pixelized might look okay, but jpeg artifacts don't look okay.
> Maybe with the right blurring.  It would require experimentation.
> Theoretically some filters should be applied over a set of neighbors to
> avoid too much dissonance between photo edges.

Try this for inspiration.  Requires Shockwave.

<http://interact10ways.com/usa/information_interactive.htm>

brian

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