Saturday, February 01, 2003

"GoogleSynth uses the Google Image Search thingy to randomly grab two images as the "input" and "target" images for the algorithm. In order to do this GoogleSynth uses a large word list (about 62,000 words) and randomly selects two words from it. It then does a search with each of these words and randomly selects an image from the first page of results. If there is an error it will simply select a new word and try again.

Once it has two images it applies the algorithm with the parameters set by the user and produces a new image based on them. The results vary wildly, often the output is a total mess, but it creates some cool looking stuff now and then (depending on your definition of 'cool')."

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