Image Segmentation

Working on automatically segmenting images based on color for sewing. This is one of the toughest hard CS problems I’ve jumped into, especially because I get stubborn when results fall below expectation. Current goal: segmenting and fairly cleanly drawn jpeg/png. Small number of colors, fairly continuous and clean areas, but some dirty edges. I grabbed Read More …

ICCC 2017 Reflection

My summer started with a frantic trip to Atlanta for my first International Conference on Computational Creativity (ICCC)! I got to see and meet a bunch of cool people whose stuff I’ve been reading, including Anna Jordanous and her work on evaluating creative systems. I presented my Blackwork project as a co-creation workshop paper, hung Read More …

Image Processing For Machine Learning!

Anyone who’s done any machine learning knows you need some data. I have lots of embroidery files that I’ve converted into lists of (x, y) positions and flags for jumping and changing colors, basically direct translations from machine code to a .csv human-understandable-at-a-glance format. When you buy embroidery patterns, or hell, just peruse them, good Read More …

Setting up Machine Learning!

The next action step in my research is to try out machine learning, specifically an existing CNN (convolutional neural net) and a new LSTM (long-short-term memory) RNN (recurrent neural net), on embroidery patterns. Well, on basically images turned into serial vector art that will be translated into embroidery file formats. Now, I technically failed my Read More …