Dreamscapes: The Fantastical Photographs of Lieko Shiga As the old expression “a canary in a coal mine” suggests, the small songbirds have long been a symbol of a type of early-detection system — a way of indicating something that might otherwise remain unknown. And just as the old coal mine canaries alerted miners to invisible gases and fumes, the camera is capable of capturing moments that might pass unrevealed, or undiscovered. The striking pictures in Japanese artist Lieko Shiga’s series, Canary — currently on display at the Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam FOAM — references this powerful metaphor with images that are not immediately recognizable, nor easily understood, but that are nevertheless laden with meaning. The Amsterdam show is comprised of an extensive body of work first published as a book in 2007 — a book that has since become something of a classic among photobook collectors. Shiga’s work is strongly reminiscent of the black and white photography of Masatoshi Naito.
La Casita de Caro Studiedagen Schoolbreed kennismaken met innovatieve onderwijstechnologie Creative Learning Lab organiseert studiedagen voor scholen op basis van een uniek programma met ‘hands-on’ workshops, demonstraties en trainingen. Studiedagen zijn bedoeld om onderwijzend personeel te inspireren en motiveren om nieuwe mediatechnologie te gebruiken in de onderwijspraktijk ter verrijking en verdieping van leerervaringen. Het programma biedt onderwijsprofessionals de mogelijkheid kennis te maken met uiteenlopende toepassingen van technologie en media. Denk hierbij bijvoorbeeld aan mobiele games, augmented reality, sociale media, 3D-ontwerpen, robotica, videosampling en animatie. The character animation workflow for Awesomenauts One topic that I have been asked repeatedly to write about, is how we made the animations for Awesomenauts. This is indeed a big and interesting topic, so today, I would like to discuss that in more detail! I have previously shown how we make characters aim in all directions and shoot in all directions, but that did not explain the workflow and tools that our artists use to actually make those animations and put them in the game.
The Parallax Scrolling Effect: 40 Examples and Tutorials In this round up, we have some fantastic examples and uses of the parallax effect for you. The parallax scrolling effect, now a firm design trend, is a technique that uses multiple background images that move at different, yet synchronized, speeds as the user scrolls down (also, less popularly, horizontally) a web page. The overall effect gives the viewer a seamless and intriguing browsing experience that just looks damn good! The Whispered World The Whispered World is a traditional-style point-and-click adventure game for Microsoft Windows. It is designed by Marco Hüllen, developed by Daedalic Entertainment, and published by Deep Silver in Europe and by Viva Media in the United States. The four-act game takes place in a fantasy world and features a sad 12 year-old clown as its hero.