Bit of an off-topic post here, but in the last week I have been to see Inception twice at the cinema and I have to say it has to be one of the best films I’ve ever seen. A stunning vision by the Nolan brothers bought to life by the director of ‘The Dark Knight’. It has a great cast, lead by Leonardo Dicaprio, Justin Gordan Levitt and Ellen Page. As well as an amazing soundtrack composed by the great Hans Zimmer with the guitar being played by none other than Johnny Marr. As well as this the visual effects are absoloutely stunning, above is just a small taster of what this film has to offer visually. I highly recommend if you have not seen it to go and see it immediately! (None of that 3D karate kid remake which is actually kung-fu crap.)
Finally got this to upload to vimeo after trying all week. Adapted from my 3cubed project named ‘My Virtual Space’ to create an advert for the apple macbook. I wanted to create a 30 second one but it was too hard to condense down.
So I was browsing my new found love Internet Archaeology and looking at the contributors websites. One contributor is Caitleen Denny who has a really great website full of some interesting art pieces, particularly like the video loops. My favourite however has to be a project called ‘Waves’ which looks at different brain wave patterns (I presume) these have been made into a png format that it can scroll along the page using a simple html marquee tool to create a never-ending entrancing wave pattern.Simple and ingenious! I highly recommend you take a look for yourself: http://jstchillin.org/ryanbarone/
I am now officially using wordpress for my blogs! It took a bit of playing around with but think I’ve got it sorted properly now. For all previous blog entries please visit: http://amytblog.blogspot.com/
I’ve added a few old blog entries just to pad it out a bit let me know what you think!
I am currently trying to collect lost things of the internets, right click warnings, dodgy gifs, midi files and pages made on the express page interest me. Do you remember angelfire, geocities, lycos, or maxpages? Did you adorn webpages with guestbooks, counters, animated gifs and brightly coloured and massively padded tables?
Here’s an old favourite gif of mine, what’s yours?
Myself and a fellow student Louise Lawlor recently had a go at making our own screens in an attempt to screen print. We made the screen using a cheap photo frame and a mesh fabric stapled over it and then covered each side with the emulsion and exposed the image onto it (more…)
Went to the Interactive Design final year show last week, it was really amazing! They had an interactive turntable piece were you moved small circle shaped markers to change how a music piece sounded, as well as everyones work on an interactive website and another piece called ‘Circuit Breakers’. It was a really great night and definately something to attempt to match next year! Above is a video compiled by Jamie Gregson showing how the show was put together and it’s reception on the opening night. (more…)
My processing experimental project is now online. For this project I decided to learn the basics of processing and experiment with some simple things such as motion/colour tracking. This website is an account of what I did in the 4-5 week period.