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June 30, 2010

Tactile Media / Digital Mix > Summer 2010

Tactile Media / Digital Mix

Investigate the flow between your studio art practice and your own digital art making. You may use any process + materials you'd like, but you must integrate digital art into some portion of your process. Alternative processes for printing or transfer of images to tactile media may be explored. Size and complexity of work will be taken into consideration...
options :
series of 7-10 very small simple works (~8x10 inches or smaller)
series of 4-6 medium works (~11x17 inches)
or 2-3 very large, ambitious works (~30 inches)

Students have used this assignment to:
Transfer digital imagery onto works that are wearable or utilitarian
Transfer digital imagery onto wood
Transfer digital images onto canvas + continue painting on top of digital
Transfer digital images onto glass, ceramic, stone, metal
Transfer digital imagery onto 3d objects

Plan to experiment with the process to get it right. Make a strong connection between your imagery and the tactile surface you choose.

View tactile demos:
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/jrock2/rockblog/183837.html

June 29, 2010

Vimeo Festival + Awards

http://www.vimeo.com/awards

June 28, 2010

Comics > Graphic Novels > Film


Here are some links to works that migrate from comics / graphic novels into film...

Comic Book Confidential is a feature-length documentary that profiles twenty-two of the most significant artists and writers working in comic books, graphic novels and strip-art in North America today. Featuring: Lynda Barry, Charles Burns, Sue Coe, Robert Crumb, Will Eisner, Al Feldstein, Shary Flenniken, William M. Gaines, Bill Griffith, Jaime Hernadez, Jack Kirby, Harvey Kurtzman, Stan Lee, Paul Mavrides, Frank Miller, Victor Moscoso, Francaise Mouly, Dan O'Neill, Harvey Pekar, Gilbert Shelton, Spain, Art Spiegelman
http://www.sphinxproductions.com/films/comicbook/

Here is a list of films based on comics :
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_films_based_on_English-language_comics

Comics to Film
http://www.mania.com/science-fiction-comics-graphic-novels_category_12.html

Sin City Trailer

Sin City Comic vs. Movie Comparison

Film Noir > explained in 2 minutes:

Visions of Light: Noir Cinematography
http://filmsnoir.net/film_noir/visions-of-light-noir-cinematography.html

Video Tips &Tricks ep05: How to light video Film Noir Style :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1gMxT2R9z4

June 19, 2010

For our Turkish Travelers

All about Turkey from alcinoo on Vimeo.

Short film in stop-motion, 4'46".
Photo shooting: August 09, Istanbul Turkey
Animation: September 09, Alba Italy
Editing: October November 09, Turin Italy

Shooted and animated by
Nicola Destefanis http://www.nicoladestefanis.com
Maria Luisa Calosso http://www.marialuisacalosso.com

June 16, 2010

Remixing Summer

Digital Studio students have been contributing remixed images on the theme of summer for a collaborative showcase. Fun process, but difficult to make something with any clarity...
summer_remix_3.jpg

Each student is remixing dozens of images to add to the final work. Here are some in process...
leon_process.jpg

cody_process.jpg

savan_process.jpg

matt_process.jpg

June 15, 2010

Hello QR show at Pink Hobo

qr_hello.jpg
Smart phones become art phones in this group show featuring framed QR Codes that unlock cell phone secrets. Load up your digital device with QR Code software or look over a stranger's shoulder. This group show features images, music, video, data visualization, and interactive experiences that once you capture are yours to take with you.

http://pinkhobo.com/?p=335

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QR_Code

June 9, 2010

Lawrence Lessig on Remix / Copyright

June 8, 2010

Animata > Open Source Software

Animata is an open source real-time animation software, designed to create animations, interactive background projections for concerts, theatre and dance performances.
http://animata.kibu.hu/

Reverse Shadow Theatre from gabor papp on Vimeo.

Reverse Shadow Theatre is an installation created with the Animata real-time animation editor.

More Open Source Software for Artists>>
http://www.peopledesign.com/10-open-source-tools-for-digital-artists/

June 7, 2010

RiP! A Remix Manifesto

RiP! A Remix Manifesto
Feature Film|1:26:23|
watch on hulu
http://www.hulu.com/watch/88782/rip-a-remix-manifesto

http://ripremix.com/
Directed by Web activist and filmmaker Brett Gaylor, RiP explores issues of copyright in the information age, mashing up the media landscape of the 20th century and shattering the wall between users and producers.

Another series of documentaries about REMIX online:
http://www.everythingisaremix.info/watch-the-series/

Also check out
http://www.opensourcecinema.org/

Open Source Cinema lets you create your own videos online, remix media that you have on your computer, as well as remix other people's media from places like YouTube and Flickr.