Take a Stand Center « Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center At this Holocaust museum, you can speak with holograms of survivorsTimes of Israel, Connecticut Jewish Ledger, Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Arizona Jewish Post, STL Jewish Light, Cleveland Jewish News Two visionaries who made history the Illinois Holocaust MuseumChicago Tribune An Exhibit in Illinois Allows Visitors to Talk with Holograms of 13 Holocaust SurvivorsSmithsonian Magazine Illinois Holocaust Museum Preserves Survivors’ Stories — As HologramsNPR All Things Considered Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center’s Take a Stand Center PremiereChicago Magazine Talk to holograms of Holocaust survivors at this Illinois museumLonely Planet
Data Visualization: Photo-Sharing Explosions This is a series of videos that visualizes a single piece of content being shared between hundreds of thousands of individuals on Facebook. We've tried to capture the frenetic energy surrounding three of the most shared images, all of which were photos published on George Takei's Page. Each visualization is made up of a series of branches starting from a single person.
Visual Text Analysis with ImageMagick – Zach Whalen In my classes, I’ve been talking about and showing off the kinds of visual analysis one can accomplish by extracting frames from video and comparing them in a montage format. This approach has been pioneered by Lev Manovich, Jeremy Douglass and others under the heading of Software Studies, and Manovich’s website discusses this technique and provides some tools for these and other cultural analytics. ImagePlot (a macro for ImageJ) is one such tool that many have had success with. I haven’t used it much myself, though, because I found other tools a little bit more convenient for what I’ve been doing. For example, I used ffmpeg (now called avconv) and ImageMagick to produce this visualization of episodes 1 – 11 of the TV show, “Sleepy Hollow:”
The Rational Keyboard The Rational Keyboard is a browser app to play with harmony on the rational number line. Imagine a piano with infinitely many keys, one for each rational number, and the keys move around and resize based on what sounds good, using some really cool math. Audio is synthesized in background Web Workers and played with HTML5 Audio objects, and the interactive visualizations use a 2D HTML5 Canvas. Check out the source at github, or just grab the audio encoder for your own apps. Audio seems to work best in recent Firefox and Chrome releases, but HTML5 audio is still a young technology. Sometimes pausing helps to unglitch audio.
Peter Kubelka's Arnulf Rainer: the film as a visualization Peter Kubelka with a wall Iinstallation of Arnulf Rainer (1960). Arnulf Rainer is a famous 1960 film by Austrian experimental filmmaker Peter Kubelka. The film consists only from black and white frames, organized in a strict system. Kubelka also presented the film as a wall installation, with film frames arranged in a sequential order (see the photo above). Normally when we visualize a film or a video, we have to go through a process of reduction: scaling frames to a small size (for instance, the visualizations by William Huber shows 22,500 frames sampled from a 62.5 hr videoof Kingdom Hearts gameplay) or using geometric forms such as bars to represent some visual properties of the shots (for instance, see my visualization sketches showing patterns in shot length in two films by Dziga Vertov). A visualization of shot lengths in The Eleventh Year (Dziga Vertov, 1928).
Download 6600 Free Films from The Prelinger Archives and Use Them However You Like Features, commercials, art pieces, stock footage, home movies, propaganda: the history of cinema so far has produced countless individual forms, all of which also count as documentaries. Watch any kind of film made sufficiently long ago and you look through a window onto the attitudes, aesthetics, and accoutrements of another time. And if it’s one made long enough ago or of obscure enough ownership to fall into the public domain, you can incorporate that piece of history into your own modern, era-spanning work in any way you like. Now, Prelinger Archives has made that easier than ever by making more than 6600 films free on the Internet Archive to download and use.
Noam Toran ************************************ Biography CV Contact ************************************ Selected WorksA Shining Meteor... 2018 The Jungle 2017 Night School on Anarres 2016 One That Got Away 2014 In Dreams I Walk with You 2013 Two Rivers and a Desert in Between 2012 Après-Coup 2011 I Cling to Virtue 2010 If We Never Meet Again 2010 The MacGuffin Library 2008 Proposal for an Impossible Library 2007 Desire Management 2005 Object for Lonely Men 2001 ************************************ Selected Publications/TextsEssays for Interwoven Magazine 2017 Deviations from the Script 2016 One That Got Away 2014 From the Meinong Jungle Tribune 2014 Counterfeit Horizons 2012 Darkitecture 2012 I Cling to Virtue 2011 Things Uncommon 2010 The World Ending Object 2010 Recent/Forthcoming
"Visualizing Vertov" - new article by Lev Manovich with 33 visualizations available for download All shots with close-ups of faces from The Eleventh Year (Dziga Vertov, 1928). The shots are arranged in the order of their apperance in the film, left to right, top to bottom. The article presents visualization analysis of the films The Eleventh Year (1928) and Man with a Movie Camera (1929) by the famous Russian filmmaker Dziga Vertov. One of the goals of the project is to show how various dimensions of films can be explored using special visualization techniques inspired by media and new media art, as well as the basic principle of cinema itself - editing (i.e., selecting and arranging together media elements). In some cases, we use digital image processing software to measure visual properties of every film frame, and then plot these measurements along with the selected frames. (For example, this approach allows us to visualize the amounts of movement in every shot in a film.)