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Credits NeverEnding

story © Michael Betancourt | published August 30, 2006 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



Aesthetics

Credits NeverEnding is a video art project that invites anyone on-line to add to their list of credits so they can run forever, without ending. Interesting idea. Take a look and add your own...






 

The Lamascope

story © Michael Betancourt | published March 30, 2006 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



Aesthetics

The Lamascope looks a lot like a kaleidoscope to me--clips and other info on the site, too.






 

The Space Art Database

story © Michael Betancourt | published March 27, 2006 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



Aesthetics

The Space Art Database has a lot of surprising things. It is an online database providing information about the arts related to outer space from the middle of the 19th century until the present.






 

Low-Tech Video processing

story © Michael Betancourt | published January 17, 2006 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



Aesthetics

It seems like the era of low-tech video processing is upon us (again). The earliest devices were being built in the 1950s and 60s by people like Mita, and they aren't well known today. So we get a whole new set of approaches, like this one (with video) or this one where a TV has an attachement that breaks the image into derivative pixels based on what's on screen.






 

Video Art Anthology for $1,020.00

story © Michael Betancourt | published January 12, 2006 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



Aesthetics

Video Art in a box. This anthology looks to be quite extensive, and I'd say it's worth looking into, if it wasn't so clearly a collector's fetish item.






 

Hall and Fifer's Video Art book

story © Michael Betancourt | published September 28, 2005 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



Aesthetics

Video Art is available for download as a .pdf. Excellent resource of history, theory and artist's writings.






 

Whatever happened to Post Modernism?

story © Michael Betancourt | published August 25, 2005 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



Aesthetics

Here's an article I wrote [pdf]. It's not modernism for posts...






 

Still cameras for Animation

story © Michael Betancourt | published May 5, 2005 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



Aesthetics

Since traditional animation just shoots one frame at a time, it is possible to do it with a still camera. The Canon Eos can be synched to a computer and all the frames stored there. Some sxamples of animation with it here.






 

Essay on the Aesthetics of Electronic Painting

story © Michael Betancourt | published April 17, 2005 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



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This paper focuses on kinetic abstraction as a painting expression appropriate to computing. It begins by describing the futuristic ambitions of early twentieth-century painters to create movement. The way in which the forms of computing fulfills those ambitions is substantiated by comparing the two kinds of art. The third section presents some of the artists who program paintings.






 

Cameraless Films

story © Michael Betancourt | published April 13, 2005 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



Aesthetics

Chris Vitiello's blog article has something to say about cameraless film:

"Lots of people make cameraless films nowadays. It seems like most weekend festivals with workshop components seem to have a 3hour cameraless film class."




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