This is the first post in the new SOL production category. This is because the SOL project has moved beyond the Dreaming Machine projects and I’ve decided to look at it as a different artwork.
I’ve had the idea of make SOL diptychs for some time. The diptych will be two collages made up of the same images. One will be arranged by the location of the images in space, captured systematically. The second will be arraged by the SOM. Below is an early prototype. This one is 4:3 rather than 16:9, which is because that is how the registration was done.
Images arranged by their captured location:
Images arranged by SOM trained on RGB histogram:
Its hard to say how successful it is, its only a 9×9 map, whereas SOLs are from 70×70 to 150×150 images. I’ll next capture a 50×50 map and see how long that takes, and how the resulting SOM looks.