One new idea for every day in 2011. We're talking big, small, local,
international, in action and on the drawing board. Here's today's --
With the help of 80 Flickr photos and a simple algorithm, Fung Kwok Pan
can tell you the color of anything
The Singapore-based artist launched a website in which participants enter a term -- "Phoenix" in the case above -- and within seconds, the site aggregates image data from a small collection of the online photos tagged with that term, and condenses and averages their color information.
He writes that the project is "an attempt at answering a potentially
complex and abstract question in an objective manner, by using simple
algorithms on data originating from subjective human perceptions."
See the colors of a few more items below and try a few of your own on the Color of ... website
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