Dec 1, 2012

Nov 28, 2012

Memory of a Broken Dimension

This looks like a pretty amazing game.  I've been dreaming about something like this for awhile, but I don't think I have the math skills to create something like it.

Here is a little presentation from the developer of the game xra

some info:

Music from the game:

Play a little test demo here... not actual game just the starting screen.

Someone posted a link to this artist Rosa Menkman  that was exploring some similar territory.

Slit scan dance and other fun things

timeRemapExportHD from Adrien M / Claire B on Vimeo.

Slit can photography from  Donato Maniello

Hesitatio by James George

Info about slit scan photography

Nov 6, 2012

Basso Continuo

This is a track I made in Reason about 2002/3
It was a pretty impulsive track and I remember making it pretty quickly.
I've never made a track as DnB-ish as this.
Would like to play around more with this style in the future.

Oct 29, 2012

Music for sleeping children

"Music for Sleeping Children is an experimental collaboration between internationally recognized visual artist Charlie White and Mercury-nominated musician and producer Boom Bip (also known as Bryan Hollon). The project stems from White's investigations of the representation of American adolescence, and was born from a relationship forged between White and Hollon in 2009 when they collaborated on "We Like to Shop," a simple clap-along song from White's experimental cartoon, OMG BFF LOL that Hollon converted into a throbbing club track for the work's US premier at the Aldrich Museum. From there, White and Hollon set out to realize a far more ambitious project conceived by White as the marriage of in-depth teen interviews, discussions, and studio projects with pop, electronica, hip hop and experimental composition. Working in tandem, White and Hollon fashioned the concept of each track around the original studio recordings of teen girls ranging in age from 12 to 16. From eager enthusiasms, to exuberant chants, to adolescent melancholia, Music for Sleeping Children underscores the complex tensions resonant in the teen voices while transforming each girl into a popular music form of her own. Magical, uncomfortable, and original, Music for Sleeping Children is an artwork, an archive, and an album."

Reminds me a lot of the "Happiness Project" by Charles Spearin.

Sep 19, 2012

Squarepusher interview by Mary Anne Hobbes

I love Squarepusher. Always think he has insightful things to say when ever I hear him talk about the creative process. Also, the Breezeblock was very import part of my listening life.

part 1

part 2

Sep 10, 2012

Saskatchewan Cultural Industries

The government of Saskatchewan is going a survey to see what creatives in the province want to make the situation better.  Here is the consultation document.

Requirements to Support Commercialization Objectives of
Saskatchewan’s Creative Industries

Saskatchewan Film Industry Task Force: Report

Saskatchewan Film/TV Production : Sector Plan


Aug 31, 2012

Hans Zimmer and his studio

I want a studio like Han Zimmer's one day:

After looking at the pictures I came across this video collection of Hans being interviewed in his studio.

Jul 2, 2012

I Dream of Wires, Extended Interview Series

Looking forward to the "I Dream of Wires" doc to come out. I'm not sure when it's to be released, but I think they are still filming content for it and you can help donate to it if you so feel. Also.... time to start saving up for a nice modular ;-)


Jun 21, 2012

Pixar's Ed Catmull on How to Be "Brave" in Today's Hollywood: The Full D10 Interview (Video)

Pixar's Ed Catmull on How to Be "Brave" in Today's Hollywood: The Full D10 Interview (Video):

With Pixar’s latest animated movie — “Brave” — about to open, using new technology, there’s a lot riding on the outcome for Ed Catmull.
As the president and co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios and president of Walt Disney Animation Studio, he was key to the debut of the first-ever computer-generated feature film, “Toy Story,” which ushered in a new way of thinking about animation.
But the need for showstopping innovation in entertainment never ends, as the celebrity computer scientist and bona fide five-time Oscar winner discussed in this D10 interview with me.
Here’s the whole session:

[ See post to watch video ]


Jun 6, 2012

Augmented Reality Installation: Children's Museum

This looks to be one of the more fun AR installations I've seen lately.

Found through the wonderful Bruce Sterling

Chris Clark Interview

I'm a huge Chris Clark fan and I have never actually heard him talk about his music making.  This pretty great to get some perspective into his thinking.


Bonus: Clark in the studio

May 11, 2012

Sesame Street in AR

Spatial Computing concept videos

This is a nice series of concept videos from Albert Hwang on how Spatial Computing will work in the future with a combination of kinect like sensors, augmented reality glasses and gloves to control interaction.  He started making this in 2009 and and posted the 3rd on this April.  Some very nice concepts and he explains it a very straight forward manner.  Looking forward to these experiences becoming a reality in the future.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Apr 17, 2012

The Lytro and infinite focus

Can't help but be curious about how this will be used in the field of Augmented Reality.

Lytro CEO thesis

more info on light field

Apr 16, 2012

3d Printing

Last week I got to experiment with my very first 3d printing.  Totally excited by the topic and I think it's going to be huge in the coming years.

Here is the speakers site

CryEngine 3

The next stage in video game graphics.

Apr 10, 2012

Raymond Scott

I've known about Raymond Scott for a number of years. But I've never really deeply researched his music and history. Truly one of the originators of electronic music.

Here are a few videos showcasing his weirder sounds.

This above track from Scott definitely makes me think of the sounds of AFX on the Analord series.

Some work he did with Jim Henson

Apr 3, 2012

SXSW 2012 talks

Thought I would post some SXSW talks that I listened to recently.  Need to comb through the archives and see what else they have, but these will do for now.

Mar 2, 2012

Cyborg Anthropolgy

The second self.
Techno Social Interaction.
Time and space compression

Mar 1, 2012

Clay Shirky on Cognative Surplus

Clay Shirky talking about his concepts of Cognative Surplus and Marshall McLuhan

Feb 28, 2012

Bruce Sterling Closes the 2011 A+E Conference

Always love Bruce Sterlings talks. Can't wait to hear what he has to say next.  I'll have to listen to this again and try to skim out some of the perls of wisdom and post them up here at some point.

Here is the conferences website for the 2011 Art + Environment Conference in Nevada. I believe his next talk will be from SXSW

I've made a least two other posts about his talks, which I'll post the links to here.

Bruce Sterling on Singularity
Bruce Sterling discussing "Vernacular Video"

iPad 3 Concept Features

Love the part where it merges with the table and you get the AR view.

Feb 20, 2012

Cha Jong Rye

Just came across this artist yesterday and she is definitely hitting on something that I've been thinking about for awhile.

Here is an experiment of mine using blender 3d

Feb 7, 2012

Tintin movie

I just went to see the new Tintin movie and just fell in love with the animation and full on action of the movie. Here is a little behind the scenes filming using some of the tech from Avatar

Feb 6, 2012

The Artist and The Computer

Came across this from the blog Prosthetic Knowledge

Here is a about the Artist Lillian F. Schwartz

Feb 3, 2012

Jan 30, 2012

Liquid Skies: Sci-fi visions

Awesome animation of some shiny future.

I've been wondering why we never see sci-fi done to this detail. So much concept art like this is full of detail, but it ends of getting watered down for the full film watching experience.
Liquid Skies- Teaser 1 from Annis Naeem on Vimeo.

Music is by Amon Tobin.

Magic Mirror

Very interesting mirror project.

This project is making use of a number of pieces of technology that I've been experimenting with lately. Openframeworks Unity3d blender3d and some facetracking

Jan 23, 2012

Still Life

Interesting stuff.
I've been exploring Unity3d for the awhile now and am excited to start adding senor information into the mix.

Still Life from Scott Garner on Vimeo.

More information on the Artists site

Boardwalk Empire VFX

Impressive compositing skillz

Jan 22, 2012

Global COLLAPSE 2012 Q & A Part 1/4

I'm not sure how fearful to actually be, but I feel it's important to look into these details more deeply.

Jan 19, 2012

From Dust

This looks pretty interesting... Wonder if this is available to try out somewhere...

Game's site is can be found here

Jan 14, 2012

Moog Cycles

Here is an "album" I just put online of a recent series of experiments that I did with an iPad and the Animoog app put out by Moog.


Jan 11, 2012

The Information Machine (1958)

We are all Cyborgs

Here is a talk from Amber Case.  She has some really interesting ideas on how we interface with each other and technology.

Amber is working on a book that is exploring these ideas.
You can see of it here.