Archives for the month of: October, 2012

http://nathanielstern.com/

I spoke about Nathaniel a few weeks ago in class. He did a really cool project called Tweets in Space. On September 21, 2012 anyone who used the hastag #tweetsinspace would have their tweet sent into space just in case there might be some alien friends out there.

Tweets in Space (in progress)

 

He also did some projects with still drawings placed on top of moving digital screens which give an eerily live feeling to the still avatars. He also made videos of these moving/still images.

I stumbled upon Greg Leuch while looking for internet artists.

Here’s his website: http://gleuch.com/

He has some pretty neat projects such as the Shaved Beiber project.
http://gleuch.com/projects/shaved-bieber
This project allows you to install a bookmark bar and whenever you’re on a page with Justin’s picture or even just his name, it will censor it out.

Also, he has the Dr.Google project which I thought was cool.
http://fffff.at/dr-google
You go to the link, type in your symptoms, click on ‘I’m feeling icky’ and it will tell you what ails you. It’s a fun play on society’s paranoia and that we use google to solve all of our issues.
I was diagnosed with the common cold, then H1N1. I’m probably going to die.

Another project I really enjoyed was the Magma project.
http://www.mag.ma/
Magma is a platform of popular and viral videos all in one place from different sources. You can find videos from YouTube, Vimeo, and Hulu. It’s a great resource to find what’s popular.

There are a lot more projects on his website, these were just my favorites. Check it out, he’s pretty bright!

-Vanessa

 

This is the video I made for this class that also deals with my Advanced Ceramics and Thesis classes.

 

www.vanessaengle.com

http://vanessaengle.blogspot.com/

Chris.com

“ASCII (ask’-ee) stands for “American Standard Code for Information Interchange.” This standard was developed by the American National Standards Institute. It’s basically a table of numbers and their corresponding symbols. We all know that the only things computers send back and forth to each other are zeros and ones. Using ASCII as a standard, a computer can send a series of zeros and ones in a certain order and the other computer will know that it signifies a certain letter of the alphabet. ASCII covers letters, numbers, and certain control codes. It doesn’t cover graphics. Essentially, ASCII artwork denotes artwork that is created without using graphics at all. Its palette is limited to the symbols and characters that you have available to you on your computer keyboard. It started back in the old days of computers. Most computers didn’t even display graphics. So, people got creative with text and ASCII Artwork was born! Some say ASCII art is dead, but if it were, this site wouldn’t receive over 30,000 visits per week.”

Chris has a collection of work from various ASCII artists such as Susie Oviatt, Rowan Crawford, Allen Mullen, and Joan Stark.  It’s amazing how just by using different letters and numbers, they could create depth in their otherwise two-dimensional work.  MMMMMM IIIIIII 000000

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“A visual novel (ビジュアルノベル bijuaru noberu?) is a work of interactive fiction, featuring mostly static graphics, most often using anime-style art or occasionally live-action stills (and sometimes video footage).[1] As the name might suggest, they resemble mixed-media novels or tableau vivant stage plays. They are analogous to a digitized version of a Choose Your Own Adventure novel.”

Examples:

I enjoy these games and most of them are available for both PC and Mac.  Some are free, some come with a cost but offer a free demo.  Personally I hope to make one or a couple of visual novels myself, right now I am working on a visual novel collaboration between myself and two others online.  Using our original characters we are role-playing together to create an original dialogue and storyline.  It will not be as ambitious as Cinders, but it’s the first time I will be doing a project like this.
My project is a collaborative effort between myself and two other people, my first video depicting the work OHSHC Livestream sessions.

Jamie Beck created a Tumbler account called From Me To you where she tells the story of two artists who live and work together. This page consists of the places they go, the images they imagine, and the world they create from their work space in lower Manhattan, Ann Street Studio.

These cinema-graphs are awesome works of art that I think are very interesting. To check them out is just one click away!

http://annstreetstudio.com/category/cinemagraphs/