Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
This week I put the New Face project* from last week together with some components of The Fiction Machine. The result takes advantage of the user to sort male-from-female-from-sexually-ambiguous faces, adds a name from the 2010 list of 1000 most popular American baby names, and a character trope from TVtropes.org and when you're done throws in a setting and a few plot devices for good measure.
You can go see the project for yourself here.
*the first round of New Face faces were kind of... disturbing, so I re-drew most of their components, and added more.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
It does pretty much what you expect it to: composes and displays a new face every time you hit the button/reload the page.
Next week I'll hook this up to the fiction machine's Darwin function (a genetic algorithm that I wrote to learn my daughter's narrative preferences), so the thing can learn what kinds of faces the user likes.