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Do NodeBots Dream with Electric Paint?

583a0cfd3e0ec851166c5c6fa5e506a5?s=47 Raquel Vélez
September 10, 2014

Do NodeBots Dream with Electric Paint?

Can a robot be an artist?

Talk given at NodeConf EU 2014 in Waterford, Ireland.

Demo video:


Raquel Vélez

September 10, 2014


  1. Do NodeBots Dream with Electric Paint? Brought to you by

  2. NodeBots Susan Hinton @noopkat

  3. Matthew Bergman @fotoverite Matthew Bergman @fotoverite Tracy Hines @hackygolucky

  4. Let’s talk about art

  5. No 14 (Gray), Jackson Pollock

  6. Art is not what you see, but what you make

    others see. — Edgar Degas
  7. Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of

    feeling the artist has experienced. — Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
  8. None
  9. Let’s Draw 1 Mediterranean Landscape, Pablo Picasso

  10. Express canvas client-side JS vektor

  11. Demo #1

  12. Let’s Drive Starry Night, Vincent Van Gogh

  13. Express canvas client-side JS vektor johnny-five

  14. Demo #2

  15. Question time The Waterlily Pond with the Japanese Bridge, 1899,

    Claude Monet
  16. If we draw on a canvas, does that make us

  17. If we make ArtBot draw, who is the artist?

  18. When can ArtBot be the artist?

  19. 4Birth of an Artist Three Dancers, Edgar Degas

  20. Two Decisions

  21. To draw or not to draw? 1

  22. Move or Turn? 2

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  24. Ready?

  25. 5THE DEMO OF ALL DEMOS Convergence, Jackson Pollock


  27. None
  28. Who is the artist now?

  29. … so what?

  30. It’s all Node

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  33. We’re just getting started.

  34. Raquel Vélez ! @rockbot raquel@ !