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November 6th, Stammtisch #25

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for freelance programming work email mo (
work in python or c++ or both. client in London. work from anywhere. well paid. project working with video infrastructure for DVB broadcast.

Public microscope accessible to anyone in Berlin:

FLUORESCENT by Karl Fenton

Showing the work of Gerard van Smirren:

Showing his paper sketch book and antigravity device from the Science Hack Day. “Hacking the photon to get rid of the Graviton”.

Balls And More (BAM) Drawing program that learns to recognize shapes via machine learning. Uses the random forest algorithm.
Using Matter.js for 2D physics:
Random forest algorithm

Reference: Tenori-on by Toshio Iwai


Style transfer:
similar techniques on audio and text not presented today:

Stuff to do
Art+Bits Festival (Poland)
“art + bits is an international festival presenting phenomena bordering on art, design and technology.”
Guests include Lev Manovich, Stephanie Posavec, Moritz Stefaner, Niklas Roy…

Colliding event fyi: kikk festival (Belgium)
free art/design/technology festival in Namur, Belgium. I already went there two years ago and it was great! This years speakers: Golan Levin, Niklas Roy, Moritz Stefaner, Field, …

Resonate festival, Beograd
The date has been announced, from 12 until 16 April 2016. Ticket sales date should open these days

Stuff to watch/read

The Art of PNG Glitch
Apparatus is a hybrid graphics editor and programming environment for creating interactive diagrams.

Early CGI facial animation
*we’ve come a long way: !
*Yep, and this
*Wow! Especially since it also already over a year old?
*This thing and that one were pretty good too. I can’t wait to get my own avatar ;)

Screenshot of original Hackpad comments below:

Face swapping just got a lot better

generative lamp design:

Wetbrush: GPU-based 3D painting

This clock uses the shadow of your finger to display the time

the secrete life of machines, web series about how stuff works (it’s an old one, but it’s funny)

speaking of interesting documentaries: ‘All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace’ from the BBC is quite good:
A “language” library, you can generate text based on some dictionary, or generate sentence starting from certain words. Has integration for p5 and processing

tim hunkin: