January 22nd, 2013
This is so cool. Had to share this blog from the creative project! http://www.thecreatorsproject.com/blog/colored-thread-and-uv-lights-form-captivating-augmented-spaces
January 16th, 2013
This music video directed by Harald Haraldsson is absolutely superb! Projecting onto empty bookcases to create fractured/segmented images is amazing. And then there is the rgb (or really just red and blue) separation and time delay of the video that made for some beautifully, stunning visuals. Great video…and song!
January 7th, 2013
The folks at PBS have put together a wonderful introduction about creative coding. If this is something you would like to learn more about I highly recommend taking a look at this video and examining the potential programming has within the art community…and beyond.
November 12th, 2012
WOW. This is spectacular. You have to check out what the company, White Kanga, has created. Using TouchDesigner and a few of their own solutions, they have created a program that can map a 3D surface and project on it while it is rotating! Simply amazing. To check out some of their other documentation check them out on Vimeo.
I have always been a fan of music, film and special effects. It’s a different part of design that I have always wanted to experiment with. As I was looking at different sites, companies, and software packages, a piece of work was brought to my attention I would never have expected. A piece that is understated when you think of film and CG.
OK GO has amazed us once again. What began as a simple sketch dreamed up by the band is now a sophisticated, albeit complicated, arrangement of different knickknacks. Once put in motion it becomes simply a work of art. You could even say stroke of genius. So a quick shout-out to Rube Goldberg and the “geeks” and engineers of Mindshare and Syyn Labs for providing us with this creative masterpiece.
I love music. I do. I. Love. It. If I could marry it I would. And her name would be “Indie.”
Not everything is design. But design is about everything. So do yourself a favor: Be ready for anything.
(500) Days of Summer is a romantic comedy about a young man who falls in love with a woman. Only this woman does not believe in love. Fluctuating from the present to the past, we see their relationship unfold, and unravel, from the young man’s point of view. I don’t want to spoil it for those of you who want to see this movie, so I’ll just say I definitely ...
When I was a little boy my mother took me with her to one of her friend’s house. She had a daughter about my age and both our parents thought we would play well together. We arrived and our mothers greeted each other with their pleasantries and the girl dragged me off to another room to play.
At least I hope I make it to the coast. I received my leg assignments from our team leader yesterday. And for me, with the way I’ve been training, all I can say is, “Whoa!!” The first leg for me is leg 6. It’s 7.42 miles and hard. There are challenging uphills and gradual downhills along a paved shoulder.
Where does the creative process begin? You could argue that the creative process begins with the decision to become a designer. From that moment on, everything you see and do feeds your visual intelligence, and contributes to the making of a designer. It’s one of the best things about being a designer: seeing design everywhere, and taking inspiration from anything.
8:00 am. On the road again. Destination Las Vegas. Have to get there today. Through the rest of Texas. Then New Mexico. Arizona. Nevada. Not much to see on the last leg through Texas and New Mexico. Albuquerque seems cool. Road construction all over the place. Progress slow. Credit card declined in New Mexico and Arizona.
12 hours of driving. 725 Miles. Turns out I could have left yesterday anyways. There was bad weather across the entire state of Arkansas. Check engine light came on just past Little Rock. Forget it. It’s gotta be a false reading. I just dropped $800 bills on this car. Pressing on. Past Fort Smith, AR.
Was able to spend one more day in Memphis due to weather. So, basically I vegged at her place with Bleu and Kirk (the dogs) while she worked. Caught up on my movies too. Didn’t waste away the entire day. Did a little research and reading. Ever been to the web site Smashing Magazine? Let’s just say it’s awesome. Will try again tomorrow.
My travels have taken me to my first stop Memphis. Home of Elvis, excellent barbeque, the Memphis Grizzlies, and Three Six Mafia. I guess I’ll mention Justin Timberlake’s hometown too. I don’t listen to his music. Only when I’m in the clubs (which is not often). Or in the car and it’s on the radio.
Today begins a new journey for me. Something that is risky and totally outside my usual comfort zone. I am leaving Birmingham, Alabama to move to Las Vegas, Nevada. To be honest, I really moved about two weeks ago. But I flew back to finish up a few loose ends and pick up my car.