I was thinking how to show the process of compression visually for almost two weeks and came up nothing. I was freak out at that time and suddenly I realised that my topic is the weight of data and pixel. so I let compression fuck off.
I went back to my topic and think about the pixel. as I mentioned before compression use Sorting algorithm to calculate which pixel carry more important value and throw way those less important ones.
We could say the purpose of compression is to transfer faster and save storage space. so even if some colour data lost, people still recognise the picture, just as same as throw way pixel.
LET’S SEE THIS PROBLEM IN OTHER WAY ROUND, TOO! WHAT IF I JUST THROW AWAY SOME PIXEL?
I threw away a ‘face’. It doesn’t affect you recognise the original image. the following question would be what if we throw away more and larger pixels?
The 4 mechanical mirrors are made of various materials but share the same behaviour and interaction; any person standing in front of one of these pieces is instantly reflected on its surface. The mechanical mirrors all have video cameras, motors and computers on board and produce a soothing sound as the viewer interacts with them. It Combined computerised reflection with a meditation on the nature of the pixel.
An ‘online tester’ that allowed the user to upload an image and take away some squares from the original image and convert to a new image, like a thumbnail.
I made a short animation to show the process and I’ll show it later, hopefully.
Another prototype I made with p5js that sequentially reads the colour of every pixel of the image and displays this colour to fill the window.
Ship of Theseus
In the metaphysics of identity, the ship of Theseus — or Theseus’s paradox — is a thought experiment that raises the question of whether a ship—standing for an object in general—that has had all of its components replaced remains fundamentally the same object.
Does data has identity?
If so, how can people feel their identity?