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By Rhizome

Datapainting is a website with a series of generative works by Yann Le Guennec which use data in their creation and explore some of the image generating possibilities of php, something rarely used (or at least highlighted) to artistic ends.

Each picture is a dynamic composition which results from a program. In programs, some parameters vary randomly or according to data suitable for the moment and the technical context in which the picture generation takes place. Each picture is thus a representation in the field of possibles ones created by the code. Each image is then an element of an infinite and disordered series.

Here is a short selection of some of the more interesting works. Flickr Mixr (image above) creates pictures live from Flickr feeds.

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