Moullinex - Catalina [Processing, Kinect] - Music video created using Kinect + Processing + Cinema 4D + After Effects Music video for Catalina, a track off the Chocolat EP by Moullinex, released in January on Gomma Records created using Kinect + Processing + Cinema 4D + After Effects. We started with the Kinect interface library developed for Processing and made available by Daniel Shiffman. Some modifications were introduced, to get our 3D data into Cinema 4D. Each file represents one frame with a coordinate map (point index, x, y, z lines) in plaintext. A threshold filter was added to enable us to filter out any points that were too far. Edward Carvalho-Monaghan — Outline Artists Edward Carvalho-Monaghan Despite Edward Carvalho-Monaghan's young years (he graduated with a BA hons degree in Graphic Design in the summer of 2013) his work has already been championed by the likes of leading graphic art blog and journal It's Nice That and WRAP magazine. While the London-based image-maker readily cites psychedelic music and the work of avant-garde filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky as strong influences, it is his desire to create work that doesn't draw on visual references or pander to stylistic trends that makes him such an exciting talent. Ed developed his distinctive visual language during his final year at college, a period in which he tried to be, in his own words, "as insular as possible in order to make the most honest work I could".
The Longest Photographic Exposures in History - The Latest - itchy i The tremendous popularity of this article with more than half a million (!) clicks in one month inspired me to contact the artist Michael Wesely himself. I felt there were questions by readers which I couldn't answer correctly without talking to Michael. And I also wanted to tell him how much his worked was loved and how many people saw it as an inspiration for their own works and lives.
Kinect - OpenSource [News] - amazing work created within a few days.. #of There have been a number of exciting developments in the last few days related to XBox Kinect. For those that may not be aware of what it is, it’s a brand new interface to their Microsoft XBox games console. Kinect brings games without using a controller. By using projected infra-red light, the device is able to map the environment and via xbox built in software recognise gestures of any kind (see video below).
Andreas Neophytou — Outline Artists Andreas Neophytou Andreas Neophytou is an art director and graphic designer with a penchant for beautiful typography and lateral thinking, making him something of a branding and type specialist. He fervently deconstructs craft and period styles to create new contemporary, type-based imagery that is informed by techniques from the past. As a Creative Director at Spring Studios in London he has worked for some of the world’s leading luxury and fashion brands including Louis Vuitton, Tod’s, Bally, Salvatore Ferragamo, Armani, William & Son, Harvey Nichols and British Vogue. While his typographic and design work has been featured in numerous design journals and publications, Andreas is also an associate lecturer in the Design Communication department at Chelsea College of Art & Design. Click here to view portfolio
Sharaku Tōshūsai Sharaku (Japanese: 東洲斎 写楽; active 1794–1795) was a Japanese ukiyo-e print artist, known for his portraits of kabuki actors and sumo wrestlers. Little is known of him besides the prints he designed; neither his true name nor the dates of his birth or death are known. His active career as a woodblock artist spanned ten months; his prolific work met disapproval, and his output came to an end as suddenly and mysteriously as it had begun. His work has since been recognized as some of the greatest in the ukiyo-e genre. A Mirrored Memory (8 Photos Texas based photographer, Tom Hussey reflects on his recent collaboration with the pharmaceutical company, Novartis for their ”Reflections” campaign. “Based on an earlier portfolio image, I was awarded a job for an Alzheimer’s drug called the Exelon Patch made by Novartis. The Exelon Patch helps patients maintain long-term memories during the early stages of this horrific disease. I was fortunate to be included in a lot of the early concept stages for the campaign. I knew immediately location scouting and casting were going to be very important to evoke the emotions associated with the disease.
Kinect - One Week Later [Processing, oF, Cinder, MaxMSP] - Now full speed ahead.. Last week we wrote about the wonderful work that happened over the weekend after the release of XBox Kinect opensource drivers. Today we look at what happened since then and how the Microsoft gadget is being utilised in the creative code community. In case you missed our post from last week, you can see it here: Kinect – OpenSource [News] Chris from ProjectAllusion.com got to play with the Kinect and one late night he made this little demo in Processing using the hacked Kinect drivers. The processing app is sending out OSC with depth information based on the level of detail and the defined plane. The Best American Poetry (Ed note: This week Edward Hirsch is presenting terms from his new book, A Poet’s Glossary, a compendium of forms, devices, groups, movements, isms, aesthetics, folklore, rhetorical terms. Find his previous post here. sdh) Here are two forms from the poetry of everyday life: the humble proverb and the overlooked riddle. proverb A terse didactic statement that embodies a general truth, the proverb is short and pithy, akin to the aphorism and the maxim, and draws attention to itself as a formal artistic entity.
Snowflakes Up Close: A Small, Fragile World If you’re one of those people who likes to ponder things while looking out a frosty window on a cold winter day, these pictures will clear up one of those long standing wonders: each snowflake really IS unique. Some look like roman columns, others circuit boards or spaceships. Taken under high magnification using a microscope, these images bring a fragile and beautiful world into view. See Also HARMFUL VIRUSES MADE OF BEAUTIFUL GLASS They say that every snowflake is different. If that were true, how could the world go on?
Vania Zouravliov - Illustration - Big Active Russian-born Vania Zouravliov was inspired from an early age by influences as diverse as The Bible, Dante’s Divine Comedy, early Disney animation and North American Indians. Something of a child prodigy in his homeland, he was championed by many influential classical musicians including Ashkenazi, Spivakov and Menuhin. He even had television programs made about him and was introduced to famous communist artists, godfathers of social realism, who told him that his work was from the Devil. By the age of 13, Vania Zouravliov was exhibiting internationally, visited Canterbury several times as well as Paris, Colmar and Berlin. He subsequently studied in the UK, and during this time began creating illustrations for The Scotsman and comics for Fantagraphics and Dark Horse in the US. His most recent projects have been for Beck's The Information and National Geographic.
Hemesh and HemeshGui [Processing] - library by Frederik Vanhoutte (@wblut) /post by Amnon Owed Hemesh is an exciting Processing library by Frederik Vanhoutte (W:Blut) that can be used to create elaborate 3D shapes quickly. It is an implementation of the half-edge datastructure, hence the name Hemesh. What makes this datastructure interesting is it’s inherent ability to store connectivity information. So it’s much more than just a list of vertices and faces. Rather it’s about the efficient description of connections between them. 45 Astonishing Examples of Long Exposure Photography - Noupe Design Blog Apr 08 2010 Today we bring you an enticing article about long exposure photography. Long exposure photography is a technique in which a camera’s shutter is left open to expose over a longer period of time (be it 8 seconds or 8 hours). It is quite famous, trendy and somewhat difficult form of photography that allows you to witness things from a different perspective and lets you experience time in a different fashion.
Amazing Huangshan mountain Huangshan is a mountain range in southern Anhui province in eastern China. The range is composed of material that was uplifted from an ancient sea during the Mesozoic era, 100 million years ago.The area is well known for its scenery, sunsets, peculiarly shaped granite peaks, Huangshan Pine trees, and views of the clouds from above. Huangshan is a frequent subject of traditional Chinese paintings and literature, as well as modern photography. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of China’s major tourist destinations. -Wikipedia