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Stardust Portrait Collages Using Hubble Images

In Cosmos, Carl Sagan said “The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.” Sergio Albiac’s generative portraits embody this idea by utilizing images from the Hubble Telescope to create galactic collages, creating human faces out of the stars. Albiac created a computer program that can transform any portrait into stardust. He invites people from all over the world to share a facial image with him to receive a generative portrait made of the cosmos.

Albiac says:

Some models of human creativity describe it as a process that produces novel combinations of pre-existing ideas or objects. We curate these combinations in our human minds. We abort potential creations. This experiment in generative portraiture will be the opposite: it will give birth to as many novel combinations as possible, taking the risks of non curated creation and experimenting with the use of generative strategies to create assisted works of art. It should also raise issues about the origin of value in art: meaning to the viewer eyes, originality, authorship, scarcity, idea generation and execution dexterity.

Tags #Space    #Portrait    #Sergio Albiac    #Stars    #Hubble    #Art   

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