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Curioser and Curioser

Curious Displays from Julia Tsao on Vimeo.

Julia Tsao’s Curious Displays are just plain neat! The proposal for a display that goes beyond set dimensions and aspect ratio is in itself fascinating, but then the augmented reality functionality shown in section 2 shows a whole new level of possibility. I would just LOVE to get my hands dirty programming some art on these little buggers!

555 Kubik – A Facade Projection THIS BIG

I just read about an architectural projection project created by a company called Urban Screen – a building sized projection that really brings a sense of life to the architecture.  Daniel Rossa is the art director, and the project was realized using the MXWendler media server.  The quote listed on the Vimeo project page for the production, entitled 555 Kubik, is mentally stunning:

How would it be, if a house was dreaming.

From Urban Screen’s Vimeo page:

The conception of this project consistently derives from its underlying architecture – the theoretic conception and visual pattern of the Hamburg Kunsthalle. The Basic idea of narration was to dissolve and break through the strict architecture of O. M. Ungers “Galerie der Gegenwart”. Resultant permeabilty of the solid facade uncovers different interpretations of conception, geometry and aesthetics expressed through graphics and movement. A situation of reflexivity evolves – describing the constitution and spacious perception of this location by means of the building itself.

The short version, and directly following is the extended version:

555 KUBIK | facade projection | from urbanscreen on Vimeo.

555 KUBIK_ extended version from urbanscreen on Vimeo.

Thanks, Create Digital Motion, for the heads up on this project!

Visual Music – The Art of Liquid Projection

A while ago I wrote an article about Peter Wynne-Willson and his psychedelic projections in the time of liquid projections and relatively low-tech (comparatively) lighting design for concert production.  I was searching for some liquid projection content for a project I’m doing, and I came across some really interesting stuff.  No matter what the genre of music, this stuff seems to fit!  Now this is of course my opinion only…

Check these out – two of thousands on YouTube: