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Mo Money Mo Problems

Visual interpretation of the 1997 music video

These images are generated by evaluating and interpreting the 1997 music video "Mo Money Mo Problems" from the first disc of the Notorious B.I.G. album, Life After Death. The algorithm detects edges in the image and attempts to trace motion from frame to frame, using the initial frame as their starting point. The output is rendered as a vector image, the curves represent the motion. The points represent the pixels detected in the edge, their size determined by the distance from their previous location, the further, the larger the circle. The color and location of the points are determined by the corresponding pixel in that frame. The bright colored track suits worn by Puff Daddy and Mase in the dark backgrounds make for good tracking and nice color combinations. The only imagery added manually is the background color.

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Check out some more renders in the Mo Money Mo Problems photoset on flickr.



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YellQuietly is a small creative studio that is dedicated to creating engaging works that explore the invisible boundaries and interactions between humans and technology. We work both independently and collaboratively on a variety of art and commercial projects that include interactive installations, mobile applications, online works, physical interfaces and live performances.

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