// Animated Gifs 01 - Matthew DiVito // MOTION // GRAPHIC // DESIGN // Animated Gifs 01 What started as a little experiment has grown into something more. Selections from my blog mrdiv.tumblr.com retro_break january 22, 2012 shatter march 16, 2012 reset march 19, 2012 May 2015 Here is a segment on the Morris Museum that was broadcast by WMBC-TV in the New York City & northern New Jersey area last weekend. The first two-thirds of the video is on the mechanical music instruments, and the rest is about the automata. Not only do we get to see and hear some of these wonderful machines, but we also get some valuable commentary from the both the Conservator and Curators of the collection. Ever wonder why so many of the old automata feature monkeys dressed up in fancy cloths? Watch the video to find out why! Here is where you can learn more about the Morris Museum in Morristown, New Jersey
Nudge Select 1 of 8 different Sound Patterns from the small Matrixes icons on the right. Use your mouse to draw notes on each 16 Step Matrix. Adjust the volume of the iNudge. Click MORE for advanced adjustment abilities. For each Pattern, adjust Volume, Mute, Clear, or set Audio Pan from Left to Right. Click on the Tempo numbers and click up or down to change the overall Tempo. The Sun Altered Cube: A solar powered kinetic installation by Michael Jantzen The painted steel Sun Altered Cube is a large solar powered kinetic art installation designed by Michael Jantzen to be placed into a public park. An array of solar cells is mounted on the top of the cube. These solar cells power two electric motors that are connected to two corners of the cube. The corners have been separated from the rest of the cube so they can be slowly rotated in and out of phase, by the solar powered electric motors.
dbCinema Binary Meditations Videos of dbCinema in action are screen recordings of dbCinema sessions I've done using the desktop version of dbCinema. The Full Meal Deal is dbCinema itself. With all the interactive controls. You are first prompted to specify the concept. dbCinema then does a Google image search on the concept and retrieves images somehow related to the concept. Unusual Long Exposure Firework Photographs by David Johnson While attending the International Fireworks Show in Ottawa, Canada earlier this month photographer David Johnson had his camera in hand to document the night. When Spain’s entry into the competition begin he decided to try something a little different resulting in the photos you see here which are unlike any long exposure firework shots I’ve ever seen. Via email David tells me how he accomplished the effect: The technique I used was a simple refocus during the long exposure. Each shot was about a second long, sometimes two. I’d start out of focus, and when I heard the explosion I would quickly refocus, so the little stems on these deep sea creature lookalikes would grow into a fine point.
A Basket That's a Wiggling Work of Kinetic Art [Video] The incredible thing about Bidum is that it's a basket, and it swings, shimmies, and shakes like some sort of cross between a Slinky and a giant Koosh Ball. The more incredible thing is that it's a basket, and we're actually excited about it. Once you see the videos, though, you'll get what all the fuss is about. Watch: Industrial designer Laetitia Florin produced Bidum for her graduate thesis at the École Cantonale d'Art de Lausanne, in Switzerland. She got it to bounce by sheathing cotton over thin spring-steel strips.
Watch These Zambian Children Getting Clean Water For The First Time. Their Reaction Will Humble You. Imagine if you had to walk two miles to get drinking water for your family everyday. That’s what many of these children in Zambia have to do three times a day. They have dreams of going to school. Watch what happens when their village gets clean water for the first time. To learn more about how you can help the people of Zambia get clean water, visit World Vision. Impressive 3D Sculptures Made of Suspended Sewing Buttons EmailEmail Miami-based artist Augusto Esquivel creates something grand from something seemingly insignificant and small: he builds amazing 3D sculptures out of thousands of sewing buttons. Augusto carefully attaches them to a fishing line and constructs things like harp, piano, cello, or a marry-go-round horse. The artist is intrigued by the idea how “a common object used to create a piece of art becomes transformed into something complicated and intriguing.” Check out his stunning work and be sure to visit his website for more!