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Gesture-based Abstraction

story © Michael Betancourt | published November 22, 2004 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



movies: AESTHETICS

Scott Snibbe and Golan Levin have written an interesting look at the history of abstract visuals keyed to human movement, with an extensive discussion of abstract animation and Fischinger's Lumigraph.






 
Flash Animation Aesthetics

story © Michael Betancourt | published November 19, 2004 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



movies: AESTHETICS

Dr. Anna Munster has some interesting arguments about Flash Aesthetics from 2003 in Fine Art Forum Magazine.






 
Unseen Potentials

story © Michael Betancourt | published May 15, 2004 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



movies: AESTHETICS
"Within many of mankinds tools are latent properties unobserved even by those those intuition has led to the design of the tool. Television is no exception. As an electronic system its range and complexity is astonishing; unfortunately, far more so than its usual content indicates."


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Free-form Optics for Computer Graphics

story © Michael Betancourt | published May 5, 2004 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



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This page has a very cool suggestion that exploits the innate ability of CGI to ignore real-world physical laws: configurable camera optics that can "shoot" multiple angles of their "subjects." The possibilities for this concept are really interesting. CGI need not be such a slavish imitation of the cameras we're all familiar with.




 
Mind-Altering Sounds?

story © Michael Betancourt | published May 2, 2004 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



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This company claims it can use sound to "change your mind." I'm not sure I really believe this kind of claim, but this kind of thing's been around for a long time.

Article Here

Opinions? I've never worked with this kind of sound/technology, but I know of people who do use it for their performance work. But what I want to know is, is this needlessly manipulative?