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Friday, March 14, 2008

Two TV Shows

posted by on March 14 at 14:44 PM

1) Machine learning via watching COPS:

I like to watch / CopVision is a program that watches television. Specifically, it watches COPS on Fox. It is not a video, it is a software process that tries to make sense of a live video feed. COPS is all it has ever known, and it probably thinks it is COPS …

CopVision learns its language from closed captioning subtitles transmitted in the television signal. Everything that is said on COPS is tucked away in its memory to help it understand what it’s seeing.

2) Mild discomfort via watching Full House:

You’re Not My Father, by Paul Slocum, is composed of a sequence of recreations of a 10 second scene from the television show Full House, overlaid with sound loops from the scene’s original music.

And now, just because I can, an image of Vanilla Ice being attacked by a swarm of bees.


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Drop that zero and get with the hero.

Posted by laterite | March 14, 2008 2:57 PM

That's entrancing.

Posted by Jonah S | March 14, 2008 2:59 PM

I do miss Vanilla.

Posted by Amy Kate Horn | March 14, 2008 3:01 PM

He's doing that tectonic dance all the french kids are so crazy about.

Posted by a cause des garcon | March 14, 2008 3:07 PM

I can't believe I watched the entire Full House video.

Posted by Hannah | March 14, 2008 3:47 PM

I can't believe you did either.

Posted by tsm | March 14, 2008 3:49 PM

I had to quit about 45 seconds in. Weirder still, the third one's dad looked a lot like my buddy Carl.

Posted by Jason Josephes | March 14, 2008 4:01 PM

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