While experimenting with the New York Times data APIs I noticed was that there is no way of getting any images past a 75×75 thumbnail. Furthermore, most stories don’t even have images. So I wanted to see if I could both show the stories that the NYT felt were worthy of finding an image for as well as sidestep the 75×75 tiny limitations and create a unique data stream from this. ImageWorthy does this by -Connecting the the Times Newswire API -Extracting the last 200 stories in real time -Finding stories that include images -Loading these images into memory -Analyzing them for average color as well as value -Creating halftone images superimposed on a background color that is the average color of all the pixels in the image -Cycling through these every 15 seconds with simple audio effects based on the average value (lightness/darkness) of the image

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