Arts and Technology. First International Conference, ArtsIT 2009, Yi-Lan, Taiwan, September 24-25, 2009, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Tracking Small Artists

Download39 downloads
  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-11577-6_21,
        author={James Russell and Reinhard Klette and Chia-Yen Chen},
        title={Tracking Small Artists},
        proceedings={Arts and Technology. First International Conference, ArtsIT 2009, Yi-Lan, Taiwan, September 24-25, 2009, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={ARTSIT},
        year={2012},
        month={5},
        keywords={Rats reptiles footprints image processing pseudo coloring},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-11577-6_21}
    }
    
  • James Russell
    Reinhard Klette
    Chia-Yen Chen
    Year: 2012
    Tracking Small Artists
    ARTSIT
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-11577-6_21
James Russell1, Reinhard Klette2, Chia-Yen Chen3
  • 1: University of California - Berkeley
  • 2: University of Auckland
  • 3: National University of Kaohsiung

Abstract

Tracks of small animals are important in environmental surveillance, where pattern recognition algorithms allow species identification of the individuals creating tracks. These individuals can also be seen as artists, presented in their natural environments with a canvas upon which they can make prints. We present tracks of small mammals and reptiles which have been collected for identification purposes, and re-interpret them from an esthetic point of view. We re-classify these tracks not by their geometric qualities as pattern recognition algorithms would, but through interpreting the ‘artist’, their brush strokes and intensity. We describe the algorithms used to enhance and present the work of the ‘artists’.