Spotmaps – breaking movies into colors

lw —  January 16, 2013 — Leave a comment

I’m a fan of projects that mix creative code and story. Andy Willis’ Spotmaps is a Python-based data / color mapping project…

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The Colors From Your Favorite Movies, Mapped To 7,200 Pixels

What do your movies look like when each second is broken down to just one color? Fascinating, telling grids.

…inspired by Brendan Dawes’s Cinema Redux that simplifies each second of a movie into its most prominent color. These frames are then lined up 60-wide to designate a minute per line in a long tapestry of pixels that you could easily call art, or you could just as easily pigeonhole as a strictly scientific, anatomical view of a film’s color.

Hat tip (FastCo)

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