Looking Outwards Number 3

Uncategorized — laurie_shapiro @ 12:24 am

Allesandro Novelli made this adorable and hilarous video that animates the alphabet.  The animation is very well done, quirky, and clever.  I also want to mention that Alexander has a great website, which is here: http://www.n9ve.it/the_alphabet .

<iframe src=”http://player.vimeo.com/video/29274467?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0″ width=”400″ height=”225″ frameborder=”0″ webkitAllowFullScreen allowFullScreen></iframe><p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/29274467″>The Alphabet 2</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/n9v”>n9ve</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>

I’d also recommend checking out the info site on the page… it looks like most of the animations and designs are created by Allesandro and three collaborators.  At the same time, the artists seem open to having interns and other people work for them, so if anybody in the class is looking for something along those lines, contact them!




<iframe src=”http://player.vimeo.com/video/24354835?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0″ width=”400″ height=”300″ frameborder=”0″ webkitAllowFullScreen allowFullScreen></iframe><p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/24354835″>IN THE WOODS</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/camillescherrer”>Camille Scherrer</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>

I believe this project was made in collaboration between Camielle Scherrer and Steve Cardinaux.  Camille worked on the projection and Steve on the software.  The project has been shown in Switzerland, Croatia, and the USA.  I enjoy how the software seems to randomly turn your into an animal that you can pretend is your shadow because it follows you around, and when you move out of the screen, the animal goes away and you have the opportunity to jump back into the screen as something new.


The Creators, by Constanza Casas, Mark C Mitchell and Peter Steyaert

I’m always amazed by how computationally created images can appear as if they mirror the processes that go on within our bodies and in the universe.  Maybe this is because many of the visuals for these things must be computationally animated!  Sometimes I wonder what it is that we are seeing and why these processes all mirror each other and then I begin to think about space as nonlinear, but perhaps circular.  I hope this makes sense.

check out the gallery from the project here: http://www.thecreators.tv/gallery.html


Doesn't this look like outer space?


Looking Outwards Number 2

LookingOutwards — laurie_shapiro @ 11:36 pm

Emily Gobeille is the first name I am going to mention today.  (Sorry this is a bit late).  Anyway, Emily is a great artist and combines traditional methods with interactive computational media.  I recommend browsing around on her website – a lot of her projects just show images from stills of different projects she has done, but even the photo references are quirky and beautiful!

"The Best Fort Ever" - part of Emily's thesis project

Check out the thesis website here : http://a.parsons.edu/~emily/thesis/  (I guess she went to parsons?)  Anyway, the “animations” section shows some really nice experiments that she tried out.




Jussi Angesleva and Ross Cooper are the creators of “Last Clock” – a iPAD app that uses what you are doing to show time in a more visual way.


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I think that the most interesting part of the clock is to compare images that it creates in different settings.  Below are images that the clock made in different places.

After a Football Game


venice beach, CA

Let the camera stair at your face, and see what your clock will look like!




Paul Slocum is really into 80s technology, so he bought it an iPOD app where you can play around on a little piano.  But, this piano is more than just a piano – you can add samples from recordings and beats that are on the app.  It looks like a really fun way to make some music on your iPod.

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On a side note, I’m not sure why my video embedding isn’t working!

Laurie’s PDF

Project,Uncategorized — laurie_shapiro @ 6:13 am

Well, here we go. project12

It’s actually project 13!

Looking Outwards – Joe Davis is doing something

LookingOutwards,Project — laurie_shapiro @ 7:51 pm

... what does this mean ?

The trailer tells us very little about what Joe Davis is doing (except for the fact that he is doing something quite “different”).  Although, we can figure out from the blog post and the trailer that Joe Davis is also trying to communicate with the Aliens.   His methods combine art with science.  A movie was just made about him, which you can find here: http://www.we-make-money-not-art.com/archives/2011/09/heaven-earth-joe-davis.php. Davis works at MIT and is an artist/scientist who sounds like such the genius. One of his goals is to find a way to spread things such as “hope” (perhaps through bacteria); things which are not part of human DNA, but make humans so much of what they are.


I would also recommend taking a look at Daniel Eatock’s website. Maybe it’s ironic that his last name is Eatock because a lot of his work has to do with food. I was drawn into his website because of the fast food photographs, which creatively mock advertisers play-on-words when it comes to showing us what to eat (with packaging, billboards, ads, etc). You can get to his website from here: http://eatock.com/


a full packet of crisps chewed into a pulp, spat out, and formed into the shape of a potato.



Also, take a look at these photos. They are various photojournalist photos from the past year, and some are bound to at least make your eyes open wide. http://www.we-make-money-not-art.com/nor-index.php?page=3 .  The images go through various disasters from the past year.  What a powerful planet we live on.


Javier Manzano, northern Mexico, 02 June 2010


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