October 2nd, 2003

run the fuck away

Interesting thoughts...

In "Space, Above and Beyond", the last war before the one the show is about was the AI war. Standard idea, AI robots were made as human servants, and rebelled. But what's interesting is how it happened. The AI's were capable of understanding human ideas, but not able to create new ideas. Just a rehash of what was already there. They could understand freedom, but not how to get it. Then, one day, an AI programmer was sick of his boss taking all the credit for his work. So he went to the central AI core and uploaded a virus, with one simple directive: "Take a chance."
run the fuck away

A Memory of Nonexistance...

The image that I just finished is unique for me, because when I was snapping alot of building shots, I happened to snag one of a building about a week before it was demolished. I didn't even know about it. I shot it as I was walking past, and then the next time I go past and pay attention, it's just gone. Disconcerting.

At any rate, the retouching I did on this doesn't scale down well; the details make it interesting, otherwise it just looks like a blurry photo. The basic process involved duplicating the base layer, desaturating and blurring between 10-25 radius using Gaussian(RLE). I then combined the desaturated layer with another copy of the original using a Darken Only combination. I repeated that several times, trying various methods of combining different versions of that same process, eventually using an Overlay. Finally, I took the result and Overlayed it over the original and voila.

Not that most of you care so just look at it. Warning- I didn't scale it down, it's a 4.5MB image.
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run the fuck away

Executive Order 13303

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