Blow Jobs are great!

May 23, 2012

That’s what Lithuanian artist Tadao Cern thought when he created blow job, a photography series of peoples portraits in a wind tunnel.

Some pretty awesome results, check them out

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you can see all of the here and he is also quite active on facebook.

@maniac13


Touch me and I can see

May 8, 2012

That is the basic model behind the wearable camera that blinds a user until he is touched by someone else.

The project was created by Artist Eric Siu and is called Touchy.

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With Touchy, Siu wants to highlight social anxiety, which he believes is caused by the increased reliance on communication mediums like Facebook and Twitter. He says that the helmet emulates the isolating experience of over-reliance on social networks, and turns the wearer into a social device.

Touchy has two giant shutters that remain closed without human contact. Once the helmet’s sensors detect touch, the shutters open and illuminate the wearers eyes, the blindness is temporarily lifted until the connection is broken. If someone maintains contact for ten seconds, a photo is taken by the camera mounted on the front of Touchy, which is then displayed on a screen round the back.

Check out the heartwarming video below

@maniac13


Battle of the Porcelain Figures

March 12, 2012

German artist Martin Klimas took porcelain fighting figures and let them “fight”.

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The photos were taken just when the figurines shattered after being dropped – the sound of the breakage set off the camera shutter and the results are stunning. It really looks like they are fighting.

Here are some more:

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Head over to his site to see more of them and his other work.

@maniac13


Beautiful way to combine art and technology

February 13, 2012

We have all been to a museum and had to fight the urge to touch the painting we are looking at.

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That might have been what Petros Vrellis thought, so he went ahead and created an interactive version of Vincent van Gogh’s painting Starry Night.

Hi project is a flowing simulation of the painting that when you touch it reacts and synthesizes sound. If left alone it slowly returns to its original state. Displayed at about 30 frames per second at 1920 x 1080 I am sure Vincent himself would have been impressed by it.

check it out in action here:

@maniac13


Amazing liquid art

January 20, 2012

German Photographer Marcus Reugels takes pictures of water droplets refracting an image behind them, making them each appear to contain a world or Batman or Spiderman.

How he says on his website, every droplet is a unique piece of art. Pretty amazing

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Check out his other work, which he says was not manipulated with Photoshop at all.

@maniac13


Virtual Graffiti with WiiSpray

August 27, 2009

An experiment in using the Wii to spray on virtual graffiti, hence the WiiSpray. Nice idea and great exploration of the use of this kind of interaction with the projector.

It’s still an experiment, but may provide an alternative to trains, buses and seats hopefully.

And the techie bit: It uses a Wii but the actually graphics are built using Adobe Flash. Seems flash is becoming a great tool for experimenting with ideas and interfaces.

More information can be found at WiiSpray.


A glimpse into a great artist’s inspiration

August 6, 2009

Gerhard Richter’s comprehensive reference library, the Atlas Collection, can be seen online at www.gerhard-richter.com.

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The Atlas: http://www.gerhard-richter.com/art/atlas/

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The site also has an extensive gallery of his paintings…

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@iclazie


Test Yourself: Can you tell which is a 3D image and which is Real?

February 15, 2009

The real world and virtual world are gradually blurring together. Fooling the human mind into not being able to separate these two worlds is still a challenge because our brains are pretty hard wired to spot incredibly subtle details that allow us to identify the fakes from reality, especially when computer graphics are in motion. At some point in the not too distant future it is likely that we will not be able to tell. Can we really trust what our eyes are telling us?

Spotting the difference is harder with still images. Can you tell which ones of these are real and which are fake*? Answers at the bottom or on rollover.

Take the test: Real or FAKE:
(Answers shown as you rollover image)
*Please click on the image for the original references and sources.

(1)
REAL

(2)REAL
(3)
3D FAKE

(4)
3D FAKE

(5)REAL

(6)  3D FAKE

(7)REAL

(8)
REAL

(9)3D FAKE

(10)
3D FAKE 

Want to share how well you did? – Tell us how many you got right in the comments 🙂

Select/ highlight the text between the brackets below for a summary of the answers.
[ 1,2,5,7,8 – REAL
3,4,6,9,10 – FAKE / 3D
]


Amazing Light Painting – Hi-Res Air Graffiti Wallpaper Download

August 15, 2008

We made this hi-res air-graffiti light image using a technique we worked out (here). The images are pretty stunning, especially when you see them in high res. Here’s one for your desktop in all it’s glory. Completely free for you to use for any non commercial purposes. 

Update: We are uploading full versions of these (gradually) to Flickr. Read the comments for the link 🙂 

Download here (1900×1200):
http://www.amnesia.com.au/blogimages/amnesia_light_painting.jpg
(then right click – set as background)

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There are many more of these…
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So… write some nice comments and we’ll think about releasing the rest in hi-res 🙂


Wall painted animations by Blu

May 15, 2008

One of the most original ideas I’ve seen in a while. Get a wall, draw one frame of a complex animation on the wall, take a photo, erase, then repeat. Hats off to Blu (http://www.blublu.org/) for his genius.

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Letter A from blu on Vimeo.

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