FLATTENING THE CURVE.
Shannon information theory.
This is from 1954 but I found it today:
SOME INFORMATIONAL ASPECTS OF VISUAL PERCEPTION, FRED ATTNEAVE
vs me – Feb 28, 2020 ” FURTHER, IGNORE THE CURVES, draw only straight lines,”
In short, the curves are redundant information.
The top is from an academic paper in 1954 and the faces are ones I did about a month ago. I was tracing faces but I used only straight lines as I’m trying to figure out what’s the “minimal information” necessary to understand an image.
Common objects may be represented
with great economy, and fairly striking
fidelity, by copying the points at which
their contours change direction maxi-
mally, and then connecting these points
appropriately with a straightedge.
DATA COMPRESSION WORKS BECAUSE Redundancy, and Redundancy is GOOD GESTALT because it reduces UNCERTAINTY. I never thought of that.
“The good gestalt is a figure with some high
degree of internal redundancy. That
the grouping laws of similarity, good
continuation, and common fate all refer
to conditions which reduce uncertainty”
DATA CMPRSSN WRKS BCS Redundancy, + Rdndncy is GuD GeSTaLT bcs it reduces uNCeRTaiNTY. nevr thought of that.