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30 Innovative Uses of Algorithms

From Digital Nudity Detectors to Baby-Naming Algorithms

— October 24, 2010 — Art & Design
If you subscribe to the theory that algorithms become useless once you step out of math class, then you need to check out all of these innovative uses of algorithms.

Algorithms can be used to solve a variety of real-world problems. You can prevent the unwanted exposure of male genitalia, create furniture and even name your baby simply by constructing an algorithm. Get the inspiration you need to solve all of life's problems today by checking out these innovative uses of algorithms.
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Synthesized Bio-Communication
Synthesized Bio-Communication
Computer Scientists in Madrid Use Bacteria to Solve Problems
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Botanical Bloggers
Botanical Bloggers
Japanese Plant Authors Blog
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Algorithm Fashion
Algorithm Fashion
The DARPA Hoodie is Made With No Wasted Materials
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New Media Reporting
New Media Reporting
Thoora News Uses Blogs, Twitter, Comments as Real-Time Sources
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Music-Translating URLs (UPDATE)
Music-Translating URLs (UPDATE)
Codeorgan and Yeasayer Reveal What Your Website Sounds Like
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Algorithm Authoring
Algorithm Authoring
Man "Writes" 200,000 Books Using Software
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Color Driven Music
Color Driven Music
Kenji Kojima's RGB MusicLab Turns Pixels Into Music
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Build Your Own Search
Build Your Own Search
Yahoo BOSS
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Algorithm Fails
Algorithm Fails
Facebook Reconnect Feature Suggests Contacting Ex-Lovers & Dead Friends
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Fact-Based Search Engines
Fact-Based Search Engines
Wolfram Alpha Can Compute Answers Like an Electronic Brain
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Word Clouds From Any URL
Word Clouds From Any URL
Wordle
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Computer-Generated Art
Computer-Generated Art
Margret Eicher's Gobelins Tapestry
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Sneaker Algorithm
Sneaker Algorithm
John Maeda Creates Reebok Timetanium
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Female Shoe Algorithm
Female Shoe Algorithm
Reebok Emoretion by John Maeda
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Ocular Text Lenses
Ocular Text Lenses
BabelFisk Glasses Turns Speech to Text Before Your Eyes
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Biometric Eye Scans
Biometric Eye Scans
More Distinctive than a Fingerprint for Identification
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Baby-Naming Algorithms
Baby-Naming Algorithms
What A Lovely Name
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Animal-Inspired Furniture
Animal-Inspired Furniture
Ding3000 Animal Tales
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Anonymous Apparel
Anonymous Apparel
The Hipstery T-Shirts Offer Customers an Element of Surprise
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Beautiful Baffling Building Formulas
Beautiful Baffling Building Formulas
Algorithmic Architecture
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10
Face-Recognizing Door Locks
Face-Recognizing Door Locks
FaceID CVJB-G107 Recognition System Techifies Your Home
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Geometrically Compiled Seating
Geometrically Compiled Seating
The 'One Hundred Triangles Stool' is Algorithmically Constructed
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Tree Branch Tables
Tree Branch Tables
Nosigner's Arborism
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ActionScript Art
ActionScript Art
Generative Masterpieces from Code
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Digital Nudity Detectors
Digital Nudity Detectors
Chatroulette is Developing "Genital-Recognition Algorithm"
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Algorithmic Wall Panels
Algorithmic Wall Panels
Nastasi Architects Create Curved 3D Indoor Decor
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Organically Tilting Furniture
Organically Tilting Furniture
The 'Twin Shelves' are Inspired by Voronoi's Tessellation
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Algorithmic Wave Tables
Algorithmic Wave Tables
The Sectionimal Table is Made from Numerical Manipulation
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Algorithmic Lighting
Algorithmic Lighting
Materialise .MGX 'E-volution' Collection is Made With 3D Printers
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Computer-Generated Beauty
Computer-Generated Beauty
Software Algorithm Renders the Ideal You
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