thefinalact

Sep 01

Come off anon, I know who you are. 

Anonymous said: What is your training schedule like? I'm sure it changes weekly, but could you share an example?

I don’t have a set training schedule per se, but I try to get around 100 miles on the bike and run maybe 15 miles each week. I’ll also do a brick workout once a week. And I’ll take a day or two off to rest depending on my level of intensity for that week. That’s basically it without diving into too much of the specifics.

Anonymous said: What are your favorite Taiwanese dishes?

Anything my grandma cooks up is a favorite of mine. I love all Taiwanese cuisine though. I’ve spent too much time in the night markets wandering and eating about..

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Aug 31

Left: Frederic Bazille’s Studio 9 Rue de la Condamine (1870) 
Right: Norman Rockwell’s Shuffleton’s Barber Shop (1950)

Considering the huge amount of art pieces that exist, there is valuable information to be discovered. Examining a painting, an expert can determine its style, genre, and the time period that the painting belongs. One important task for art historians is to find influences and connections between artists. Is influence a task that a computer can measure? The contribution of this paper is in exploring the problem of computer-automated suggestion of influences between artists, a problem that was not addressed before in a general setting. We first present a comparative study of different classification methodologies for the task of fine-art style classification. A two-level comparative study is performed for this classification problem. The first level reviews the performance of discriminative vs. generative models, while the second level touches the features aspect of the paintings and compares semantic-level features vs. low-level and intermediate-level features present in the painting. Then, we investigate the question “Who influenced this artist?” by looking at his masterpieces and comparing them to others. We pose this interesting question as a knowledge discovery problem. For this purpose, we investigated several painting-similarity and artist-similarity measures. As a result, we provide a visualization of artists (Map of Artists) based on the similarity between their works

Toward Automated Discovery of Artistic Influence

Left: Frederic Bazille’s Studio 9 Rue de la Condamine (1870) 

Right: Norman Rockwell’s Shuffleton’s Barber Shop (1950)

Considering the huge amount of art pieces that exist, there is valuable information to be discovered. Examining a painting, an expert can determine its style, genre, and the time period that the painting belongs. One important task for art historians is to find influences and connections between artists. Is influence a task that a computer can measure? The contribution of this paper is in exploring the problem of computer-automated suggestion of influences between artists, a problem that was not addressed before in a general setting. We first present a comparative study of different classification methodologies for the task of fine-art style classification. A two-level comparative study is performed for this classification problem. The first level reviews the performance of discriminative vs. generative models, while the second level touches the features aspect of the paintings and compares semantic-level features vs. low-level and intermediate-level features present in the painting. Then, we investigate the question “Who influenced this artist?” by looking at his masterpieces and comparing them to others. We pose this interesting question as a knowledge discovery problem. For this purpose, we investigated several painting-similarity and artist-similarity measures. As a result, we provide a visualization of artists (Map of Artists) based on the similarity between their works

Toward Automated Discovery of Artistic Influence

(Source: medium.com)

“No amount of anxiety makes any difference to anything that is going to happen.” — Alan Watts - How To Melt Anxiety

(Source: blackened--lungs, via fuckyeahexistentialism)

Our neighborhood just lost electricity.
Bring out the candles! Save the ice cream!

Our neighborhood just lost electricity.

Bring out the candles! Save the ice cream!

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Anonymous said: what aresome of ur favorite tumblr blogs?

Too many to list, but you can probably tell if you look at who I reblog from the most. 

Anonymous said: were you formerly unpeaudecreme

Unfortunately not. Though she seemed like a fascinating person from the small exchanges we had. It’s a shame she left!

Anonymous said: what are your favorite books? what is a running playlist u would recommend

It really depends on my mood to be honest. At the moment, I’m enjoying The Tibetan Book of the Dead that was given to me by a friend.

I listen to a little bit of everything, but here’s a good one..

http://www.mixcloud.com/dazed/throwback-thursday-94-minutes-of-1994-hip-hop/

Aug 30

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Aug 29

diamond-mouth said: fun question (not). where are you from?

Born and raised in the US. Currently living in Seattle!

Anonymous said: what u think about the Ferguson mess?

To sum it up? Fuck the police.

Aug 28

My post-workout feast consisted of elk backstrap with wild muschrooms and greens, approx. 20 dumplings, and a couple of plumcots. I forgot my friend had offered to make me dinner tonight, but I think I’m still good for it. I’m not a very large person so I honestly don’t know where my body is putting all this, though I’m not complaining.