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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.

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