|The system of fashion is based on the continuous change of styles and speculations about the future tastes in clothing that are represented through mass media and networks of individual expression. This project aims to explore the effects of the fashion system by creating a micro fashion network with the basic elements color and time.
|A fixed camera and custom software process and store the dominant colors of moving people in Cambridge's busy neighborhoods. Similar colors connected to each other form a large color network over time. As the network grows, the new vertices are connected to existing similar colors; because of this preferential attachment model, we see the power law distribution and the highly connected dense color hubs in the resulting images. In the resulting demonstration, three different artistic representations are put side by side: captured human figures, color information as abstract boxes, and the complex network of colors.
by Jeff Lieberman
2005 Collision, el Ocho. Art Interactive. Cambridge, MA
2005 Seamless Fashion Show. MIT Media Laboratory. Cambridge, MA
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