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Photo restoration through AI? Nope!

Despite the recent incredible developments in artificial intelligence and image generation, I remain steadfast that AI still has no role in the workflow for digitising personal snapshots on prints, slides or negatives. While I obviously made basic edits like cropping, or adjusting brightness, contrast, white balance and colours so that the viewer can actually see what’s going on in a photo, my experiences with AI services (read: face enhancing) have done nothing but confirm a phenomenon that’s already been termed “identity shift”. Continue reading

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More media madness, obviously!

Earlier this month I finished my wife’s artist portfolio website. Obviously it includes a store. Obviously you check out the competition while setting up shop, and obviously it doesn’t take long to discover the stranger side of Etsy. Continue reading

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About recordable disc inlay cards

As someone who created a substantial number of CD-R items over the years and spent inordinate amounts of time designing elaborate inserts for his personal audio collection, one trick I learnt is to add inlay cards to act as stiffeners behind ordinary 80g paper. Inlay cards became as regular material components of my CD production line as would colourful cases, and this collected stash of inlays turned up again a few weeks ago. Continue reading

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Cassette Project #1: A Reprise

Two years ago I wrote about how my tape collection had, as part of the process of elimination and digitization, actually ballooned to more than tenfold its original size. Wheat and bran had been separated from the chaff — although no negligible amount of the former has been dropped off on my desk since then. I’ve begun entering that serendipitous stockpile of cassettes into the database. Continue reading

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BBS ads and ANSi screens

Permit me to show off a small and personal selection of old BBS Adverts and ANSi Screens for your retro viewing pleasure. Continue reading

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Is it an ism, or is it art?

“This artwork is created through the unique art of microwaving by one of the most prominent entertainers and artists on the web. Kenny Irwin originals are projected to only increase in value as a collectors items and museums and media take notice of the world renowned art by Kenny Irwin that is unlike anything the world has seen before. ” Continue reading

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Audio tapes are dead!

Needless to say, and without exception, all people are curious and interested as to what exactly one would be doing with the thousands of old tapes that I’ve accumulated so far. Many have even asked if they’ll eventually get used as material for some work of art. Continue reading

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R.I.P. V.H.S. – part II

In the interim, here’s a few more scans of my old VHS “artwork”. I’m holding on to those for the time being, and maybe someday I’ll just scan and post the whole lot somewhere before committing those to a bonfire, or something. Continue reading

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