gifmelter

February 27th, 2013

We’ve reached the ultimate stage of the animated gif hype, but here comes the gifmelter to the rescue. You can now MELT your animated gif to achieve a double animated experience. Gifmelter is a project by Chris Shier. Brilliant stuff.

Chris informed me that he was only able to make the gifmelter thanks to gif.js (a javascript renderer which lets the gifs animate properly) by Tim Baker.

gifmelter

gifmelter

gifmelter

gifmelter

Waterfall

February 27th, 2013

This is very subtle animated gif. It was actually generated by code which you could run in Mathematica. This tumblr called archery is full with this kind of stuff.

waterfall

Here’s the code:

R[n_] := (SeedRandom[n]; RandomReal[])
G[A_, s_, c_, T_, x_] := A*T*Exp[-(x - c)^2/s]

ListAnimate[
 Show[
   Table[
    Plot[
     100 - n + 
     Sum[G[.05, 6, 100*R[n], 
                 Sum[G[1, .01, k - R[2 n], 1, m/100 + t], 
                 {k, -3, 3, 1}], 
                x],
     {n, 1, 100, 1}], 
   {x, -10, 110}],
    PlotStyle -> Directive[Black], PlotRange -> {{-10, 110}, {0, 100.5}},
    Filling -> Axis, FillingStyle -> White, Axes -> False, AspectRatio -> Full, 
    ImageSize -> {500, 700}],
  {n, 0, 100, 1}]],
{t, 0, .95, .5}, AnimationRunning->False]

found at Bruce Sterling

A Million Times

February 26th, 2013

A Million Times” is a new project by humans since 1982. It’s similar to their The Clock Clock project, this time they’ve used 288 clocks which can be controlled by an iPad. We’ve seen stuff like this before, but it’s still mesmerizing.

A Million Times by humans since 1982

A Million Times by humans since 1982

A Million Times by humans since 1982

Eiko Ojala

February 20th, 2013

To be honest, I’m not really sure how Eiko Ojala made these illustration. Did he cut them out of paper or did he made them digitally … Let’s just say they look awesome.

Eiko Ojala

Eiko Ojala

Eiko Ojala

Eiko Ojala

Eiko Ojala

found at iGNANT

Graphic Arrays

February 15th, 2013

Graphic Arrays by Aram Bartholl.

“Graphic Arrays” is about screen resolutions and aspect ratios and how these evolved over the last decades. The left board is dedicated to more recent mobile vertical resolution ending at iPad retina. The right board represents the long history of desktop screen pixel sizes starting with the classic VGA (640×480) IBM standard from 1987 till today’s common 2560×1600 desktop monsters.

artist statement:
240×320, 240×400, 320×480, 480×640, 480×800, 540×960, 600×960, 600×1024, 640×960, 768×1024, 720×1280, 1366×768, 800×1280, 1080×1920, 1536×2048 640×480, 768×576, 800×600, 1024×600, 1024×768, 1152×720, 1280×720, 1280×768, 1280×800, 1152×864, 1280×960, 1280×1024, 1360×768, 1366×768, 1440×900, 1600×900, 1400×1050, 1680×1050, 1600×1200, 1920×1080, 2048×1152, 1920×1200, 1920×1440, 2560×1440, 2560×1600

Graphic Arrays by Aram Bartholl

Graphic Arrays by Aram Bartholl

Graphic Arrays by Aram Bartholl

RGB Landscapes

February 15th, 2013

These are just 5 cropped animated gifs from Emilio Gomariz latest series: RGB Landscapes. Go check all 52 of them in full resolution!

RGB Landscapes by Emilio Gomariz

RGB Landscapes by Emilio Gomariz

RGB Landscapes by Emilio Gomariz

RGB Landscapes by Emilio Gomariz

RGB Landscapes by Emilio Gomariz

Dynamic Monochrome

February 14th, 2013

I’m a fan of Jan Maarten Voskuil and this the Green painting from his Dynamic Monochrome series.

Jan Maarten Voskuil

Thomas Lélu

February 13th, 2013

Some new work by Thomas Lélu.

thomas_lelu_1

thomas_lelu_2

thomas_lelu_3

found at arcademi

Trail Blazers Web Surfing Contest #5

February 3rd, 2013

Today I participated in a contest, a web surfing contest. To be precise: the Trail Blazers Web Surfing Contest #5 at Transmediale 2013 BWPWAP. What’s so special about this web surfing contest?

In seven rounds, eight surfers are sent to specific trails they must complete only by clicking real hyperlinks. During each round a surfer drops out. If after 15 minutes, more than one surfer is still working to reach the goal, a rush to cat/gif/earth-images speeds things up. No keyboard, no Google, no copy/paste … just real hyperlinks!

These were the 7 rounds:

Round 1:
Start here: http://www.amazon.com/
Surf to: http://www.thepiratebay.se/

Round 2:
Start here: http://play.google.com/
Surf to: http://www.itunes.com/

Round 3:
Start here: http://www.instagram.com/
Surf to: http://www.flickr.com/

Round 4:
Start here: http://www.kim.com/
Surf to: http://www.wikileaks.org/

Round 5:
Start here: http://www.lol.com/
Surf to: http://www.nooooooooooooooo.com/

Round 6:
Start here: http://www.so.cl/
Surf to: http://www.pinterest.com/

Round 7:
Start here: http://www.juanna.ch/
Surf to: http://www.gettyimages.com/

So try it yourself, just use your left mouse button.

I made it to the final but I lost. I didn’t find a link to gettyimages.com, only to istockphoto.com
It was a lot of fun. Thanks to Olia Lialina, Dragan Espenschied and The Beautiful Zeros and Ugly Ones.
BTW, the soundtrack was awesome. Here’s the YouTube playlist.

Trail Blazers Web Surfing Contest #5

Trail Blazers Web Surfing Contest #5

Trail Blazers Web Surfing Contest #5

Voltage

January 23rd, 2013

Voltage is the title of Iris van Herpen‘s latest couture collection. 2 outfits are actually 3D printed flexible outfits. The first one is a cape and skirt, which is a collaboration with Neri Oxman from MIT’s Media Lab. The second one is a black dress, a collaboration with the architect Julia Koerner. Both use a different 3D printing technique to achieve these result. The rest of the collection is also worth a look, it’s not like anything else out there.

Voltage by Iris van Herpen

Voltage by Iris van Herpen

Voltage by Iris van Herpen

Voltage by Iris van Herpen


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