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Whatever happened to Post Modernism?

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



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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



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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



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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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Scratch TV

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



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Scratch TV: A discussion of a way to link DJ scratch on vinyl with VJ control system.