Sharing Faces - Seeing yourself reflected in the image of others / by @kcimc Created by Kyle McDonald, “Sharing Faces” uses a megapixel surveillance camera and custom software to match the face locations of the persons looking at the screen. As the person moves, new images are pulled from the database matching the new location and create a mirror-like image of yourself using the images of others. The project is the longest running project Kyle has worked on. Starting with the initial idea in 2007, and using the working title “Sabine”, the project was inspired by the story from the history of Rome in which the Roman men stole women from neighbouring Sabine families to make their wives. Decades later, the two tribes went to war with each other, with the battle only coming to an end when the Sabine women ran onto the battlefield pleading with everyone, reminding them that they are all literally brothers. Stories like this, about moments of reflection on the nature of our connectedness, really moved me – Kyle tells CAN.
Pictures It just keeps going and going and going and going and going and going and going and going and going and going and going and going and going and going and going and going… Moar trippy gifs. [ I heard Imgur likes perfectly looping gifs ] posted by respondcreate on Mar. 18, 2013 in Pictures | tags: animated gif, lol, lolwat, loop, trippy, wat A Timothy Leary for the Viral Video Age - Ross Andersen Meet Jason Silva, the fast-talking, media-savvy "performance philosopher" who wants you to love the ecstatic future of your mind. I want to introduce you to Jason Silva, but first I want you to watch this short video that he made. It will only take two minutes, and watching it will give you a good idea if it's worth your time to read the extensive interview that follows: If you ever wondered what would happen if a young Timothy Leary was wormholed into 2012, complete with a film degree and a Vimeo account, you have your answer: Jason Silva. If Silva, who was born in Venezuela, seems to have natural screen presence, it's because he's no stranger to media; he worked for six years as a host at Current TV before leaving the network last year to become a part-time filmmaker and full-time walking, talking TEDTalk.
Spectacular Neon Floor Installations Made of Candy Sometimes you need a pop of color to give you the boosting sensation of a sugar rush. What better way to visually gain that surge of energy than feasting your eyes on colorful sugar? Australian artistic duo Pip & Pop configure these intricately patterned floor installations made of multihued sweets mixed with glitter, beads, toys, sand, and other equally vibrant found objects. The duo, also known as Nicole Andrijevic and Tanya Schultz, create these tiny galaxies that radiate throughout the room they inhabit. "SKIN" Transforms Your Emotions Into Sound And Color Through Sweat Data This week, Harvest Works gallery in New York exhibited an installation by audiovisual artist, Claudia Robles, that gets under your skin... literally. SKIN is a project that measures gallery visitors' skin moisture using a GSR (Galvanic Skin Response) interface and transforms that data into sound and images. Psychological states such as stress, nervousness, and even arousal become observable, external information. Be careful who you test it out around. "I'm interested in making the human body visual and audible," Robles told The Creators Project. "We normally don't hear or perceive our body, and this work is a way of making us aware of it and to enhance its potential as a visual and musical instrument."
The Looking Glass Gallery I am shutting down the worldwide operations of the Ching-Chong Ding-Dong Foundation For Sensitivity To Orientals Or Whatever… The saddest part is because of all the attention, we raised a lot of money over the weekend, money that will now be donated to Dan Snyder’s The Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation which Twitter seems to be fine with because I haven’t seen shit about that. Stephen Colbert Phaistos Disc The Phaistos Disc (also spelled Phaistos Disk, Phaestos Disc) is a disk of fired clay from the Minoan palace of Phaistos on the Greek island of Crete, possibly dating to the middle or late Minoan Bronze Age (2nd millennium BC). It is about 15 cm (5.9 in) in diameter and covered on both sides with a spiral of stamped symbols. Its purpose and meaning, and even its original geographical place of manufacture, remain disputed, making it one of the most famous mysteries of archaeology. This unique object is now on display at the archaeological museum of Heraklion. The disc was discovered in 1908 by the Italian archaeologist Luigi Pernier in the Minoan palace-site of Phaistos, and features 241 tokens, comprising 45 unique signs, which were apparently made by pressing hieroglyphic "seals" into a disc of soft clay, in a clockwise sequence spiraling toward the disc's center.
[Video] Jim Campbell's Sculptural LED Light Installations Even the Lumiére Brothers would glow over the work of artist and light engineer, Jim Campbell. The prolific pioneer of patchwork bulb-wiring's career spans three decades, and his work keeps on getting better—the artist's newest works have been called "consummate" and "transformative" by Art Daily after their debut this month at Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery. It goes without saying that the mastery of his specific genre of low resolution re-imagings, communicated through programmed bulbs and LEDs, is a practice thirty years in the making. Good thing he's got a retrospective show coming up.
Mirrors - JDSU (Photonics Handbook A mirror is an important element in many optical systems. Its basic function is to redirect light, often with the purpose of making an optical system more compact. This article discusses the kinds of thin-film coatings that can be used for mirrors. animations An experiental 3D-animation from my image of NGC 6752 I have tested a new method to publish my 3D-images as a form of Lenticular prints. For this technique to work, I need series of images from different angles, in this case 24 images are needed. Lenticular printing is actually an old technique but in past few years it has become much more sophisticated.