A short while back, I was engaged in a spirited discussion arguing against the New York Times’ decision to hire a climate-science “agnostic” as part of their regular opinions column. What harm could... Read More
I used to say that “I’m not an artist, I’m a designer.” At the time, it was a serious distinction: when popular fine artistry became more concerned with personal expression, social commentary, and... Read More
For a project at work I had to generate some random binary strings. (Yes, that’s the fun of graphic design: you never know what you’ll get to research.) At first, I was just typing what I thought were random strings of 0s and 1s. I happen to know that humans seem to be bad at generating random patterns, but even with that knowledge I thought I could… you know… beat fate? So I started hammering out 0s and 1s. After a few minutes of this, I got tired and instead turned to a random binary generator and popped the computer-generated numbers in the remaining lines. The funny thing was (and maybe it was because I created it) I could tell where the random strings started and where I left off. Can you tell? Look below. You may need to blur your vision to be able to see it.
Can you tell? Look below for the answer.
And in case you think I’m just making this up, check out the Gaussian-blurred version.
And if you still think I’m full of it, maybe I’m just seeing things?