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Video bits

Some experimental videos I produced last year in which the content is altered algorithmically.

Lightning: all lightning strikes from a 15-minute period are condensed into one loop, the brightness of which is controlled by the rumbling of distant thunder.

Sundrome: the progression of time is controlled by the throb of cicadas.

Waves: waves from an Oregon beach are graphically quantized according to detail.


Some progress on the imagebank mirror

Here’s some recent progress on a piece I’m working on. This is a two way mirror that has been bead-blasted on the back in order to create a projection surface.

The projected image is kind of a placeholder for now, but to anybody who’s curious, it’s a processing sketch from last year that generates isoluminant colors.

It’s not art.

At least not yet.

Bookmark: DIY record lathe

I wrote the fellow to ask if he made the platform from scratch, or whether it was some salvaged part. Here’s what he had to say:

“I’m glad you liked the videos. I made the red metal apparatus in the metal shop at my art school. It consists of a threaded steel rod and associated nut, steel dowel, angle iron, skateboard bearings, etc.”

My immediate thought was how much data I might be able to squeeze onto an acetate sheet in the form of sound. (Likely answer: not very much.)

Also, he’s from Canada, and he’s responsible for this rad thing:

Bookmark: hand-scratched holograms