Looking Outwards 11

I really like Matt Pearson’s video submission (I believe that’s what it is?) for the Perth Arts Festival. I like how it grew on itself, moving and flowing consistently like a river or how I imagine the northern lights to flow. I also find the colors and forms beautiful that are created and idealy I want the final result of using my final project to be similar to a still of his video. I feel like this would have been even cooler if it was connected to motion or some action of the viewers, something similar to text rain but based off the motions of someone’s finger or head.

If you’d like to see Matt Pearson’s work (my personal favorite are his videos, they work very well building off the music) please check out Zen Bullets (wouldn’t that be an awesome name for a gallery space?).

The second project I found interesting was made by YesYesNo aka Zach Lieberman, Emily Gobeille, and Theo Watson. Foir the launch of the Nike Free Run+ 2 City Pack series, they created a software that would allow runners to create dynamic paintings with their feet using their Nike+ GPS run data. Tyey invited the participants to record their runs and taking the metrics from their runs, creating visuals based on the speed, consistency and unique style of each person’s run.

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Using the software the participants were able to play with the mapping and adjust the composition of their run which was then outputted as a high resolution print for them to take home. They also worked with the Innovation Lab at Nike to laser etch the runner’s name, the distance they ran and their run path onto a custom fabricated shoe box, which contained a pair of the ‘City Pack’ shoes from their city of origin.

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If you’d like to see more images from this project, just click here or thesystemis for more work by Zach Lieberman and Collaborators.

I liked how the first project was motion based in that everything is constantly moving while the second takes something that was moving and creates art based off of the patterns and data already collected. I think they both definitely give me ideas on what we can do for our project if not a stepping stone of ideas we want to make into a reality.

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