Attrition Cruft (Drone Study #3)
This cruft computer code downloads a recent photo from a webcam somewhere in the American Southwest. The sunlight somewhere on this unknown location has been captured by a webcam, shared on a network, and processed by my code sitting on a distant server, which sees not a landscape, but data to be processed and manipulated.
The algorithms produce a subtle simplification of the complexity of the original image resulting in a painterly shift of color. The vision of the machine is data consisting of 357,603 pixels represented by hexidecimal numbers.