Mondrian and Motherboards

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Sometimes you can’t trust algorithms to understand the visual aspects of art … I just added the “Mondrian Squares Challenge Game” to the site, and when I added a promo to my art games page on Pinterest, it showed me a selection of “related pins,” some of which you can see below. The Pinterest algorithm is clearly basing its connection on the primary colors of red, blue and yellow, because these “related pins” have nothing else in common with Piet Mondrian and his paintings. As you can see, Pinterest wants to match up Mondrian with vending machines, a number of computer motherboards, international flags, and a Pac Mac video game. Those recommendations may not help one learn anything new about Mondrian, but it does provide a humorous collage of images.

Piet Mondrian and related pins on Pinterest, which is a fail

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