Dr. Woohoo creates art that coalesces the intelligence of algorithms with the creative expressiveness of natural media (water color, felt pens and spray paint). Woohoo’s Color Analytic algorithms analyze the color palettes from (in)famous paintings, organizing the colors based on their frequency distribution (frequency, relative frequency, etc.) and central tendencies (mode, median, weighted mean, etc.). This information helps determine the size and color of each brush stroke. A data visualization algorithm determines the location of the brush stroke based on a 2-dimensional HSV color space, where the hue determines the x-location and the saturation and brightness collectively determine the y-location. All of this information is then used by a painting algorithm which creates a painting session script by adding additional brush stroke characteristics such as the pressure, tilt, direction, speed and timing of the brush, as well as the brush characteristics that are unique to the type of natural media Woohoo is emulating, e.g., the wetness and diffusion amounts for water color. The format of the painting script was defined by reverse-engineering how Painter creates scripts when the user records a paint session. The final step involves Woohoo’s painting machines, which are responsible for taking the painting script and painting it.
Included in Woohoo’s presentation at Flash On The Beach in Brighton, UK in 2007.
Color study Tim Biskup Duck Rock
Color study Josef Albers’ Homage to Square In May
Color study Josef Albers’ Homage to Square In May (Spray Paint + Water Color)
Color study Josef Albers’ Homage to Square In May (Pen)
Color study Josef Albers’ Homage To Square White Enclave (Spray Paint + Water Color)
Color study James Coignard Bleau And Bleau
Color study of Georgia O’Keeffe-Deer’s Skull with Pedernal (Spray Paint + Water Color)
Color study Georgia O’Keeffe’s Deers Skull with Pedernal (Pen)