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Researchers Build Computer That Identifies Bad Art
2012-09-13 15:47:41

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers have developed a computer application capable of recognizing a drawing, despite the poor craftsmanship behind the art. Whether it was done by a three-year-old, or a person with just horrible penmanship, researchers at Brown University and the Technical University of Berlin produced a computer capable of identifying abstract sketches 56 percent of the time. Computers can already recognize sketches and objects as...

2010-09-23 12:15:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Headcase(TM), in partnership with the Ohio Art Company, today officially introduced the first Etch a Sketch iPad case, allowing for the world's most popular drawing toy to provide a fun and entertaining backdrop for one of the most revolutionary devices conceived by Apple. The Etch a Sketch® iPad case is available for purchase for $39.00 at http://www.getaheadcase.com (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100923/CL69884 )...

2008-12-20 14:20:04

The Louvre Museum in Paris said it has uncovered several sketches potentially created by Italian Renaissance painter Leonardo da Vinci. The internationally renowned museum said the sketches of a horse head, part of a skull and a baby Jesus paired with a lamb were found on the back of Leonardo's The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne painting, the BBC reported Friday. The Louvre said the discovery of the sketches was exceptional given that they apparently represented a previously unknown example...

2006-05-11 07:12:04

By Alexandria Sage LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Some people vie to be in the same room as celebrities, but Mona Shafer Edwards does one better. She captures them at their most emotional -- in the defendant's chair. Edwards is a courtroom artist, one of a dying breed who sketches celebrity trials here in a city known for the intersection of celebrity and crime. From Michael Jackson and O.J. Simpson to Courtney Love and Winona Ryder, Edwards -- with pad of vellum paper and oil-based...

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