Generative art: Context Free

Generative art, sometimes called algorithmic art, is defined by Wikipedia as “art that in whole or in part has been created with the use of an autonomous system (…) [which] can independently determine features of an artwork that would otherwise require decisions made directly by the artist”. Back in my second year at university I studied Grammars for Generative Art which introduced its visual aspect to me. Many years have passed since then and I have only recently started experimenting with it again after browsing /r/generative.


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Film photography

In early 2000s, when I got my first digital camera, I never looked back to the old, basic film cameras that my parents used to take photos with when I was younger. Digital cameras were the only way to get decent photos as mobile phones with cameras were yet to become popular. Things changed a lot since then and taking a photograph has become like a second nature, muscle memory. But I guess I’m too nostalgic and sentimental to be that involved in this new, shiny technology.


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Botanical gardens I visited in 2018

2018 has come to an end and it’s time for the overview of the botanical gardens I visited in the past 12 months. I’m really glad I had the chance to go on a few business trips which contributed to this list and made it possible to see places that I wouldn’t necessary visit this year. I’ve recently read “Glasshouse Greenhouse” - a worldwide journey through botanical spaces and a great inspiration for me, and I already added a few new places to my bucket list.


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Botanical gardens I visited in 2017

My love for plants grew a lot this year. Not only I doubled the plants in my home but I got passionate about visiting botanical gardens. It all began one summer day when I went to one of the two botanical gardens in my city. It was so peaceful, green and interesting that I asked myself - why don’t I start visiting the botanical gardens in the cities I visit? And I did. Here are the 5 gardens I visited in 2017.


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Reasons why I don't use Facebook

It has been a few years since I deactivated my Facebook account and I don’t regret it. People sometimes ask me why - well, I am neither asocial nor friendless. I am just one of those people who don’t use Facebook.


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Desserts

Baking has been one of my hobbies for a few years. I am not sure when did it happen but I feel like I’ve always been interested in cooking. With the rise of the Internet, providing an endless resource of recipes next to my cookbooks, I started cooking different desserts and discovered I mostly enjoy baking muffins and cookies. I decided to upload the photos of my favourite desserts - if you’re curious about a recipe, just drop a comment.


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European Week for Waste Reduction

The European Week for Waste Reduction takes place between the 19th and the 27th of November 2016 and is aiming to promote culture of sustainable use of resources and waste management. This year the focus is on packaging waste and the ways to reduce it. The Bulgarian initiative СИПИ.еу participates with the following challenge and the tag #СприИзползванетоНаПластмасаЗаЕднократнаУпотреба:


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Hello World

It was high time I started blogging like a hacker. Jekyll, a static site generator in Ruby, was exactly what I needed. It converts raw text files in various formats and generates a complete, static website. All of the content is hosted and version-controlled on GitHub. Basically, I write my posts in Markdown using my test editor of choice, VIm, then I commit and push to Github. Awesome, right?


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