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“Gravity’s Migraine” At The Standard | Hollywood

Posted in architecture, art by aldorf on January 12, 2012

Tim Biskup and his most recent installation titled Gravity’s Migraine. The see through cube which sits behind the hotel’s reception desk featured a woman inside the space which brings to the forefront issues of voyeurism and  the lack of privacy.  The core idea behind these installations is how objects can take on an entirely new shape by simply changing their visual perspective. When looking simply at the cube, it’s interesting to note how the lines on the cube’s glass create this fractal look which merge with the layers of blue and white patterns painted within the transparent box; thus, creating new shapes that duplicate Biskup’s style in a three dimensional landscape.

 

On the Edge – Seven on Seven Event 2011 by Rhizome

Posted in Animation, art, conference, design, inspiration, Media by aldorf on June 2, 2011

Seven on Seven by Rhizome. Just Inspiring to see great collaboration between very talented people and the field of art and technology.

First video I had to watch was a collaboration between Zach Lieberman and Bre Pettis,

Next-Gen Immersive 3D Ads from Cooliris and InMobi

Posted in Animation, film, ideas, Media by aldorf on February 15, 2011

http://www.cooliris.com/3d-ads

Have Eyes Ready – First Ever Showing Of HDR Technology January 19

Posted in film, innovation, Media, photography, quality by aldorf on January 18, 2011

The world’s first complete high dynamic range (HDR) camera can capture high-quality video in a wide range of lighting conditions, including inside the human body. HDR also can complement 3D technology by providing depth perception without the need to wear 3D glasses. A human eye can cope with rapid changes and variety in lighting levels but a traditional camera is only capable of capturing a limited range in any scene. The actual range it can cope with depends on the exposure and f-stop setting of the camera. Anything outside that limited range is either under- or over-exposed. The camera is capable of 20 f-stops, full HD (1920 × 1080) resolution at 30 frames per second. Researchers at the University of Warwick developed the technology and will demo it January 19 in the first ever showing of a short film shot using this new HDR technology. Although HDR imagery for static images has been around for 15 years, it has not been possible to capture HDR video until now. This project brings together internationally leading expertise in HDR imaging and a unique HDR video technology from the University of Warwick with an innovative professional film maker, Entanglement Productions and a new high-tech company specialising in HDR technology. For more information and the upcoming event go to: http://www.gohdr.com/

The Future Of Cars: Drivers Not Needed. Please, no!

Posted in ideas, innovation, your take on... by aldorf on January 10, 2011

The future of cars: drivers not needed.

I just stumbled over this headline on CNN. If you take out the human interaction with the machine, how do sell that to the world? In theory it might be an intriguing concept. But to me, that’s not sexy anymore. Feels like a video game that plays for you. Other industries are trying to get you even more involved and connected and the automobile industry takes it out of the equation? I don’t know if they are really onto something.

Mad Presentation Skills – Epic Google Docs Animation

Posted in Animation, design, ideas, inspiration, Media by aldorf on December 20, 2010

See the presentation (and wait for it to load – the file is heavy!): http://goo.gl/6MJwH | 3 animators. 3 days (sort of). 3 Locations. 1 Google Doc. www.demoslam.com

Political Correct Bear Rug

Posted in architecture, art, design by aldorf on July 3, 2010

by formuswithlove.se

They started with a photograph of a polar bear. Using Photosynth and Pepakura Designer to translate it into 3-D construction papers. In cooperation with Bolon, carpet manufacturer, for the Wallpaper Handmade Series.

Watch ‘Avatar’ in the Amazon

Posted in film by aldorf on February 4, 2010

A group of indigenous leaders from the Amazon in Ecuador’s capital Quito, saw the film “Avatar” on the big screen in 3D.

After the screening Mayra Vega, head of the Women’s Association of the Shuar Nation said: “It left a huge impression on us. For example, the movies are almost real. It’s an example that makes us think a lot because the indigenous are defending their rights. We have to defend, just as the indigenous so clearly defended in the movie. We had an uprising; we had a confrontation with gases. It’s the same as what we just saw in the movie.”

Read the full article here.

youtube video here.

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