WPI Class of 2015

I photographed the 1023 incoming freshmen from the roof of the campus center. So I figured there was no better way to represent the almost 32 squared students of mathematically inclined students as a 32×32 grid of pixels. Since the original group of students did not form a perfect square, I chose a 16×64 rectangle marquee in Photoshop and selected as many people as I could. I then down sampled to 16×64 pixels, allowing the program to average the surrounding colors, then uprezed (nearest neighbor method) to a size appropriate for viewing here. Finally, I cut the rectangle in half, moved the left half directly above the right half, and made the bottom right “pixel” transparent (1023 students after all—not 1024) and saved as a 24 bit png to preserve colors and transparency.

Is it art? I doubt it. Is it nerdy? Appropriately yes!

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  1. Posted August 24, 2011 at 9:41 am | Permalink

    so. nerdy.

  2. Posted August 24, 2011 at 10:08 am | Permalink

    You are so ridiculous.

  3. Posted August 24, 2011 at 10:13 am | Permalink

    Nerds rule!

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  6. Posted August 24, 2011 at 4:48 pm | Permalink

    Wow. Nerd prize for the month!

  7. Posted August 25, 2011 at 1:26 pm | Permalink

    I have a title for this piece….”the Matrix”.

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