September 2018

bubamara ocr .app .exe

a computer app by Adriana Ramić, 2018


edition 12 / 100
the total is 54.34 USD (45.66 + 19% tax)

purchase of this software includes both a macos and windows executable file


A desktop application with achromatopsic computer vision for interpreting images as texts, with ladybugs as alphabetic intermediary

"Curious what would happen if I could ask a computer to interpret an image as a crude sequence of letters, I wrote a program, BUBAMARA-OCR, that could infer a text based on Latin alphabet from an image using a computer vision algorithm. Ladybirds, chosen for their roles as predictive and fateful messengers, both biologically observed and reimagined by generative adversarial networks, were the intermediary between photo and alphabet — each letter having its own corresponding ladybird. Whatever ladybird — each section of the image looked like most determined the letter that the program would output."

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