Month: November 2014

Blockchain Aesthetics

These images are examples of real-time generative patterns visualising Bitcoin transactions. I wrote them in html5 using's WebSockets API to get notifications of the hash value of each new transaction. You can click on each image to open a new window actually running that visualization. Above, each row is a transaction with each byte…
Posted in Aesthetics, Art Computing, Generative Art, Projects

“Art Is” Wordcloud (Streaming Aesthetics)

Words used after the phrase "art is" on Twitter (minus some stopwords). Processing code in the streaming-aesthetics repository.
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We can use NLTK's support for WordNet to help generate and classify text. from nltk.corpus import wordnet as wn from nltk.corpus import sentiwordnet as swn def make_synset(word, category='n', number='01'): """Conveniently make a synset""" number = int(number) return wn.synset('%s.%s.%02i' % (word, category, number)) >>> dog = make_synset('dog') >>> dog.definition 'a member of the genus Canis (probably…
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