Author Archives: Nicolas Malevé

New address

The project is now hosted at http://kurenniemi.activearchives.org/logbook Please update your bookmarks and see you there.

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Oh, human fart

Quotes from an article written for Framework: The Finnish Art Review.  From leaving the body to leaving the earth (first sentence and last paragraph of the article). Man is a machine. A machine produced by evolution. I find it impossible … Continue reading

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The blind leading the blind

With privacy law, copyright, one can only look at an archive blindfolded. Before tedious negotiations take place, images, sounds, videos of the archive cannot be published. They still can remain in the archive though. Can we therefore access the archive … Continue reading

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An average image

Following the definition found in this page, an average image is an image that gives equal weight to each of the component images, combining them to make a whole. Given a folder of the Kurenniemi’s archive, all its images would … Continue reading

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Screenshots of the day

a rough interface for the database, rather a rough index, a utility for the scheduler (more on this later). Trying to figure out the whole system …

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DESCRIBE images

Currently busy working on a sketch for the database. How to turn the informations we collected from the drives into a database backend? At the moment a table Images that replicates the fields used by Michael when he produced the … Continue reading

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Browsing Erkki’s diary with the help of Paul Hough

During a large part of his life Kurenniemi has produced a diary. Under different forms, written by hand in notebooks, on his computer, in audio cassettes and video. I recently opened a notebook exported in pdf from mathematica conceived by … Continue reading

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Faces of Kuvia

In our test folder Kuvia, we have many images taken daily by Erkki Kurenniemi. In order to detect which ones contain a human presence, we have run a  program written with Opencv using its python API. The algorithm that detects … Continue reading

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Image directories

With the following code, we created a montage of the images contained in the  directories. Each directory has then a quick visual overview, very much like a contact sheet. import os montagesdir=”/home/nicolas/Public/kurenniemi-erkki/montages” i=0 j=20 for root, dirs, files in os.walk(“.”): … Continue reading

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Counting

with a find command we produced a listing of all files in the disk. cat listing/* >LISTING grep -i  “.jpeg$” LISTING | wc -l grep -i  “.jpg$” LISTING >> IMAGES grep -i  “.jpeg$” LISTING >> IMAGES grep -i  “.gif$” LISTING … Continue reading

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