A Series Spotlighting Real-Life Examples of Art Meeting Code (Part 2 of 4)
Ironic T-shirts are nothing new. But what if you took the human element completely out of their creation and selection? That’s what Brighton-based artist Shardcore did with his collection of “Hipster Bait” algorithmically-generated T-shirts for sale. A computer program selects the image and the text. Consumers can then order the shirts online. A new shirt is available every day.
The first thing you will notice is that the words and images seem a bit “off.” The pictures don’t match the captions. That is by design.
But not by human design.