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October 26, 2011

Digital Narrative Project > Fairytale Variations

In addition to the links on our syllabus, here are other interesting variations on Fairytales:
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/25/movies/mirror-mirror-grimm-and-hollywood-love-for-fairy-tales.html

http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2012/03/25/movies/20120325-MIRROR.html

Red Riding Hood
http://designtaxi.com/news/351987/Classic-Little-Red-Riding-Hood-Gets-Retold-With-Horror/

RED from RED on Vimeo.

Fairytale illustrations
http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2011/09/28/brothers-grimm-fairy-tales-taschen/

Fairytale Photographs:
http://www.yanagimiwa.net/fairy/index.html

Not the Disney Princesses You Were Expecting
http://www.designtaxi.com/news/350769/Not-the-Disney-Princesses-You-Were-Expecting/

Mixed Media Craft
http://sweetleafnotes.blogspot.com/2011/10/baba-yagas-cottage.html

Once Upon a Time (TV)
http://watch.ctv.ca/once-upon-a-time/season-1/once-upon-a-time-ep-101-pilot-premiere/#clip554741

Grimm (TV)
http://www.nbc.com/grimm/video/Behind-the-Scenes-of-Grimm/1360020

Advertisement > Three Little Pigs
This advert for the Guardian's open journalism, screened for the first time on 29 February 2012, imagines how we might cover the story of the Three Little Pigs in print and online. Follow the story from the paper's front page headline, through a social media discussion and finally to an unexpected conclusion...
https://apps.facebook.com/theguardian/media/video/2012/feb/29/open-journalism-three-little-pigs-advert?fb_source=other_multiline&fb_action_types=video.watches

Link to my powerpoint:
http://www.d.umn.edu/~jrock2/dignarratives/narratives.html

October 25, 2011

Mosaic Exhibit / Land of Plenty Performance

UMD DIVERSITY COMMISSION PRESENTS
"LAND OF PLENTY: HOW DID YOU COME TO BE HERE" PERFORMANCE
November 11 and 12 at Marshall Performing Arts Center, UMD Campus

The University of Minnesota Duluth Diversity Commission is presenting a collaboration of campus and community actors, artists, and musicians in "Land of Plenty: How Did You Come to Be Here?" at 7:30pm on Friday November 11 and Saturday November 12. The performance is at Marshall Performing Arts Center, 1215 Ordean Court, on the University of Minnesota Duluth campus.

MOSAIC EXHIBIT: opens at 6pm
The Department of Art and Design at UMD is joining the "Land of Plenty" event with an art exhibition that will include artworks from faculty and students. The title of the exhibition is: "Mosaic: How Did We Come to Be Here?" The exhibit will be held in the lobby of MPAC from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This show will include some mosaic projects from Digital Arts: Mixed-Media Studio and some short documentary interviews from Digital Filmmaking classes.

PERFORMANCE: starts at 7:30pm
"Land of Plenty" wrestles with the conundrum of ideals of equal opportunity and realities of inequality in our country's past and present. Written by Sara Thomsen and directed by Tom Isbell, the production portrays a land of welcome and abundance alongside a land of exclusion and forced relocation. Drama, song, art and spoken word intertwine to create an odyssey of origins, a quest for equity.Tickets for the performance are $15 suggested donation for Adults and $5 suggested donation for Students, Children, Seniors or Limited Income. Tickets are available at the UMD Multicultural Center, UMD Kirby Info Desk, At Sara's Table, and online or by phone at Brown Paper Tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com or call 1-800-838-3006.

October 22, 2011

360 Panoramas / YouVR / Panotools

Various links related to 360 panoramas...

Create a Virtual Tour Integrated With Google Maps Using YouVR
http://youvr.com/
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/create-virtual-tour-integrated-google-maps-youvr/

Create 360-degree panoramas (Photoshop Extended)
Combine Photomerge with 3D features to create a 360-degree panorama. First, you stitch together the images to create a panorama; then you use the Spherical Panorama command to wrap the panorama so it's continuous.
Be sure to photograph a full circle of images with sufficient overlap. Photographing with a pano head on a tripod helps produce better results.
For a video on using Photomerge to create a 360-degree panorama, see http://tv.adobe.com/#vi+f1577v1001

Look at VR Worx.

VIEW Panotools:
http://wiki.panotools.org/Main_Page
http://wiki.panotools.org/Tutorials
http://wiki.panotools.org/Equirectangular_Projection

How to /free for Windows
"This instructable will show you how to make those nifty 3D virtual-reality "tours," that you see on some web-pages, in Windows, using entirely free software."
http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2006/11/how-to-create-quicktime-v.html

Throwable camera > spherical panoramas...


I thought this was cool, especially because of our current project :)
Cole Tengwall :

laughingsquid.com/throwable-ball-camera-captures-spherical-panoramas

And see this too:
http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/1R94A4/jonaspfeil.de/ballcamera