Tag Archives: 2013


Eternal Portraits

Art project by Brian House are framed pieces of Facebook Facial Recognition data of users (thus, a portrait of users characteristics):

Facebook uses face recognition software to identify its users in photos. This works via a ‘template’ of your facial features that is created from your profile images. These features — the distance between your eyes, the symmetry of your mouth — generally do not change over time. Unlike a photograph, which captures some ephemeral expression of who you are at a particular moment, a face recognition template forever remains your portrait. It is all possible photos, taken and untaken, by which you, or someone else, might document your life.

These templates are Facebook’s proprietary data. For a brief period in 2013, users could access their template using the “Download a copy of your Facebook data” option in the settings (it is no longer included in the download). The information is unusable in its raw form without knowing the specifics of Facebook’s algorithm. But as an irrevocable corporate byproduct, the future implications of such data remain unclear.

Eternal Portraits is a series of printed and framed face recognition template data from our friends and ourselves.

More at Brian’s website here

Alasdair McLuckie, Untitled (2013)

Juggly GIF-animations of ASCII Art JuggleMaster by Mewbies, 2013. From a video of this terminal program in action, with a much smoother flow.

Watermark by Mathieu Tremblin, 2013. Made with chalk and stencils.

Pixel Coloring Book (2013) by Knock Knock

Santa arrives via Model 19 Radio Teletype (1940s). By Museum of Communications, Seattle on christmas eve 2013.

Full video + More Radio Teletype art.

 Adafruit Ohm Sweet Ohm Cross-Stitch Kit (2013). Get it here!

Supernova Amiga ASCII, source

Generative and coloured Unicode works by Ignotus the Mage, 2013.

more here

Álvaro Franca’s recent typewritten portraits of Bukowski, Lispector, Salinger, Saramago, Kerouac – who all used typewriters. Video and info at his website.

h/t: Kierann Nolan via Open Culture

More typewriter art here