I’m not either. Getting OpenCV was a pain as it was an older version for an older version of processing but I was determined. Don’t know if I’d go through all that again, but once I had it set up, it was just a few lines of code (which was copy/paste then modifying for what I wanted).

I’m not either. Getting OpenCV was a pain as it was an older version for an older version of processing but I was determined.

Don’t know if I’d go through all that again, but once I had it set up, it was just a few lines of code (which was copy/paste then modifying for what I wanted).

I can more or less read it and tweak a thing or two, but I just never sat down to actually learn. I should: it’s really versitile, they teach it to 8 yr olds… Google uses it even… but man, I get lazy

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Oh, I do. It goes back to Claude Shannon. Love the theoretical and how people have actualized it.

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I’ve been getting excited over sparse databases for a while. Lots of empty spaces.

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Yeah – it’s multidimensional and with enough values on the right frame, you can recreate better and better fascimilies of human faces or anything.

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What I love is how this stuff has been incorporated into basic features for video games. Millions of kids/teens/adults are getting accoustomed to thinking of the human form in these ways, and there are games that let you tweak evolutionary starting points so that when tipping points are reached, novel artificial life forms can be manifested right in front of you.

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haha Spore is what I was thinking of. I introduced my ne p hew to it when he was 8-9 as I wanted basic evolutionary concepts to get in his head. Now he’s 13 and he’s able to see flexibly in areas some of his friends are black-and-white about.. and his teachers moreso.

Consequently, he uses these powers to do mischief a lot… but that’s mostly an age anyway, but I like to think I’ve helped and continue to help getting to think a little outside box thinking.

Sadly, we’re in Chris tian Conserva tive Land, so I know it’s an uphill battle, but I gotta try.

and yeah, Game of Life had me as did Cellular Automata stuff.

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THIS: I go back to about once a year and mess around with it.

https://ccl.northwestern.edu/netlogo/

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