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story © Michael Betancourt | published August 2, 2011 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



My Movies

I have uploaded this longer, abstract movie that was made to be seen in both 2D and 3D (using the chromadepth technology):




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William Golden & Modernist Design at CBS

story © Michael Betancourt | published July 31, 2011 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



Motion Graphics

William Golden, (1911 1959), Creative Director of Advertising and Sales Promotion at CBS television was responsible for a Modernist revolution that defined broadcast design and titles during the live era of television as a 'modern' and 'prestige' production.




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George Orwell-themed sticker

story © Michael Betancourt | published July 28, 2011 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



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This is for a ,a href="http://www.cinegraphic.net/article.php?story=20111107070732173">sticker event that's planned for later this year:




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Learn to type!

story © Michael Betancourt | published July 27, 2011 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



How-To

Here's a nice vintage vinyl album that promises to teach you how to type using the "sound teaching method."




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Visual Music and the Paik-Abe Videosynthesizer

story © Michael Betancourt | published July 24, 2011 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



Visual Music

An Excerpt from The History of Motion Graphics:


The Paik-Abe videosynthesizer was a powerful video processing device. It enabled an experimental transformation of video, and was designed to create complex, visually dynamic imagery, but had only a limited ability to reproduce that imagery at a later time. Constructed by Nam June Paik and engineer Shuya Abe, the ability to recreate its imagery was systematically developed by another video artist, Ron Hays, who explored and documented what was required to create a specific range of visual forms on screen in order to produce a lexicon of forms to use the videosynthesizer as an electronic visual music instrument.




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High Frequency Trading (HFT) and Agnotology

story © Michael Betancourt | published June 29, 2011 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



Digital Capitalism

HFT reveals one of the clearest examples of the semiotic procedures of digital capitalism in action. The Nanex analysis of the first "crash" suggests that agnotology can be applied in automated systems as well, simply by using the sequential nature of data processing (i.e. the linearity of computers) to create uncertainty.

The first "flash crash" in the markets happened on May 6, 2010. There have been a number of others since then. It seems reasonable to assume that this will become the norm; to be involved in any market that includes HFT and attempt to trade without the support of this extractive technology is clearly foolish (we all know what "they" say about fools and their money...)




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I have an iPhone app = Business "Card"

story © Michael Betancourt | published June 26, 2011 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



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And you can have it too. It's free. Here's the QR code to get it:






 

Harry Smith, Alchemist & Professional "Bum"

story © Michael Betancourt | published June 24, 2011 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



Avant-GardeMovies

Harry Everett Smith (1923 1991) was a film maker who, like Len Lye, had other interests than film.




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How to Make Curry

story © Michael Betancourt | published June 22, 2011 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



How-To

Curries are easy to make, and the best ones always have a depth of flavor that is more than just being hot.

I like curry, so here's what I do to make it:




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Oskar Fischinger's Synchronized Abstractions

story © Michael Betancourt | published June 19, 2011 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



Visual Music

An Excerpt from The History of Motion Graphics:


Oskar Fischinger (1900 1967) is the artist most closely associated with the production of abstract animations using a direct synchronization of note to form.




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