Geek Art

Some years ago I came across Jason Salavon‘s art, and specifically, his averaged images, such as the Portrait series. I’ve been mesmerized ever since.

More recently I re-discovered Kevin L. Ferguson’s Film Visualization series, in which “each image within the montage is the sum image of every 10th second of each film.”

Film Visualization - Dr. Strange

Film Visualization – Dr. Strange

Other works have been created by Jim Campbell, and although similar, is a different style.

Jim Campbell's Psycho

Jim Campbell’s Psycho

I’ve begun my journey down the rabbit hole and intend to create ‘geek art’ using Python, Processing and various other tools. I currently use Arlo Carreon’s (former coworker) python-image-average script, which he did me the favor of modifying, based on Neil Kandalgaonkar‘s original script that averaged Flickr images.

Stinky the Possum

This weekend while I was gardening, my son and sister-in-law came to tell me about a critter she found in the recycling bin. A juvenile possum somehow ended up among empty aluminum cans. Best guesses are that she fell from the oak tree above or from the nearby fence. However she ended up in the bin, she wasn’t happy with the attention she was getting.

After removing the cans and dropping in a saucer of water, we covered the container to help calm her. The original plan was to wait until evening, then turn the container on its side so that a) mom could come find her, or b) so that she could go find mom. After boy2’s name was over boy1 excitedly told her about the possum. That’s when she called Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge and decided to take Stinky. I volunteered to take her so that my wife could work, which meant that I spent about $6 in tolls for a car ride with a stinky rat.

The volunteer picked Stinky up by the tail, identifying her as a flea infested juvenile female. Their plan is to fatten her up on formula for a bit until she’s big enough for release. It was unlikely that her mom would return, so letting her go was possibly (likely?) a death sentence. My wife was happy and that’s what counts… right?

Ea mei nostrum imperdiet deterruisset, mei ludus efficiendi ei. Sea summo mazim ex, ea errem eleifend definitionem vim. Detracto erroribus et mea.

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