Gaël Varoquaux

Sun 14 February 2010

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Using Python, Scipy, ETS, … to implement art

The Aikon project has just been slashdotted.

The project is about implementing a robotic artist, with a special artistic touch:

The Co-principal investigator, Patrick Tresset, gave a talk at the French Pycon this year and I was simply flabbergasted by the project. It is amazing to mix together art and technology in such a way, you should really have a look at the videos of the robotic arm making sketches of people.

But I was even more startled when I discovered that the project was using scipy and all my beloved stack for scientific computing in Python, including the Enthought Tool Suite: check it out. I really want scientific computing software to be tools opening new ideas and new research. This research goes beyond my dreams.

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