Windover Got a New Camera!

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Windover Got a New Camera!

Our new camera, a Sony A6000

Our new camera, a Sony A6000

And it's got some sweet new functions. We are going to have so much fun with this! Check these shots out! Motion shots, light graffiti, time lapse; it does it all, and so beautifully!

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Windover Week 2 2015

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Windover Week 2 2015

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A great week at Windover!  We made a movie about "Drew," a boy who believed he wasn't an artist because he couldn't draw.  And so he goes on a quest to learn the art of drawing.  However, he learns that there's more to art—and more to drawing!

See our slideshow below, with more images to come!

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Windover Week 1 2015

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Windover Week 1 2015

We had WABI TV come by Windover and do a great story on us!  Check it out here: http://wabi.tv/2015/06/25/windover-art-camp-open-for-summer/

Another great week at Windover, and a great start to the summer!  See a slideshow below, with more photos to come!

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The Imagination of Google's Neural Net

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The Imagination of Google's Neural Net

Inside Google's dreams

Can computers make art?  Do they have imaginations?  Google has been working for a while on image recognition, the ability for computers to determine what the content of picture is. Show it a picture of a tiger, and it will guess a tiger (usually). Well, Google’s researchers wondered, what it you made it guess based on random or incomplete information?

The infinite arches of the mind of Google

Much like seeing animals in the clouds, Google’s computers began to see shapes in the randomness. They would then use pictures they already had to fill in the gaps. This blob looks like a fish--so put a picture of a fish there. This tree looks like a building--so put a building there.  

Much like our own process of creativity and inspiration, Google’s computers began to assemble images based on association and patterns, seeing mountains as cities and trees as the people who inhabit them.  

So the next time you see a cloud that looks like a bird, remember what an inspiration seeing patterns in randomness can be.  

A gallery of images can be found here:  Link

The gallery contains computerized dreams as well as the images that inspired them.  

More information on the project can be found here: Link

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Butterflies and Lilacs

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Butterflies and Lilacs

Summer is finally here and the butterflies and lilacs know it!  Windover starts soon and we hope you’re getting ready for the summer just like these little beauties are!

Photos by Isaac, Windover’s photo and digital art teacher

Photos by Isaac, Windover’s photo and digital art teacher

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CIT Days at Windover

 

Today three of our future counsellors (now in training) visited Windover to get ready for the summer.

Mari showed the kids our walking stick grove and of course we said “hi” to the frogs in the pond. 

When we got back, we turned to digital art.

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Girl Scouts Visit Windover

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This week the Hampden Girl Scouts visited Windover. We made fused glass and used photo emulsion on fabric to make images. We had a great time and the girls love making art.  Even though the troop is done for the year, we look forward to seeing them again next year! 

Mari introduces the girls to fused glass 

Mari introduces the girls to fused glass 

Making a photogram with a fern  

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