Propaganda: Processing Begins

The Image Processing Division of Bundito Heavy Industries reports success in analyzing the first batch of Propaganda tiles. Terminal output attached as proof of life. UPDATE (19:03) I’ve crunched through all 19 (or is it 18.5?) volumes of the Propaganda tiles and stored all the color information in a SQLite database. I’ve got the three […]

The Propaganda Tiles, Math Edition

UIn the previous entry in the Propaganda Tiles series, I wrote about the history of the tiles, and my plans to sort them by color. It turns out this requires a dramatic amount of mathematics, almost all of which are miles above my head. The primary field that works on this kind of image processing […]

The Propaganda Tiles

This is a Propaganda tile. It’s one of about 1,000 different square images that can be tiled edge-to-edge for a seamless effect. They make great desktop wallpaper. They were created around 2001 by a Linux advocate named Bowie J. Poag. He wanted to prove the point that a Linux desktop could be every bit as […]