Wednesday, March 21, 2012

digital art

I'm always amazed at PhotoShop's ability to "crunch" tens of thousands of variables and render instantaneous "digital art" by executing an algorithm of mathematically-computed changes to a well-taken photograph. In this awesome piece, generated by a MacBook Pro® with 2 Ghz of Intel® artificial intelligence, a Paya guest exits the Caribbean Sea after a late afternoon post-yoga swim. A highly-motivated, super-skilled human would (likely) take minimum of a week to produce this level of art (click on the photo to enlarge and see the details). My computer rendered it in 10 seconds! The microprocessor age has seriously raised the bar for human artistic expression. In order for our unlimited imaginations to truly 'stand out' these days we have to creatively outdo the number-crunching machines we've created. Not a minor or trivial challenge. The incredible thing is... we can do it!

Photo: Kay and Dennis

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