Friday, September 19, 2008

interactive portrait

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Rules

1. This portrait is created through a user’s interaction with the square.
2. The square can rotate, move, change shape and change in gradation.
3. Any interface can be used to interact with the square ( keyboard,mouse,mic,video,etc )

This portrait is of a close friend at home - but as we're both move around a lot but are always in different countries and places -
- Providence, India
- Boston, Germany
- New York, Africa

its like she is always moving away from me-

Abstract Portraits

portrait 1 - Gradation

Rules:
1. uniform changes in the square’s gradation.
2. The 25 x 25 pixel square should be centered in the portrait and can not move.
3. The square can not change size.
4. The square cannot rotate.

I chose to make a portrait of my Dad. His personality is usually calm, controlled and solemn. He rarely loses his temper - but when he does its short and terrible.



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portrait 2 -Movement
Rules:
1. This portrait is created by the movement of the square within the 500×500 pixel stage.
2. The square can rotate.
3. The square cannot change gradation, and must remain solid black.
4. The square cannot change size.



This portrait is of my Mom. - She's always late and always running around - very disorganized, yet she somehow manages to do a lot and pull through everything.
She can never follow a single path and is always all over the place - often takes on more than she can handle comfortably.


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Portrait 3
1. This portrait is created through a user’s interaction with the square.
2. The square can rotate, move, change shape and change in gradation.
3. Any interface can be used to interact with the square ( keyboard,mouse,mic,video,etc )

Interactive portrait of my friends in India - it seems as if we're always drifting away but when I visit india its like we are close again.

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Masking

Assignment two -
animate any word using masking.
I chose to practice masking and try and improve my timing for this one.

Please click on image to view movie -

5 layers, 5 seconds

Assignment one - 5 layers and 5 seconds
playing with basic shapes and movement

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HOMEWORK ONE

1) Previous flash work example are from last semester of FLASH 1 -
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2) flash sites I like -
www.thomasedison.org
www.hechtdesign.com

3) please click to download homeworks-

I have edited and updated both my homeworks

1) HOMEWORK 1

2) HOMEWORK 1.1

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Video Portrait

View Video in a new browser window HERE or below-

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Ideas and passions:
1) patterns and texture - i notice it everywhere and am drawn to it more than anything.
2) visual systems - relationships of units to a whole, order vs disorder.
3) color exploration
4) typography
5) process - layering, new contexts for prior ideas and artworks, - makes it richer.
6) spirituality - Hinduism, The Bhagvad Gita - this guides the general way I think and my work ethic.

Reference 1
Reference 2

My Interface to the World

One school of thought says the world exists because we can sense it – Along those lines I know the world is via my eyes, nose, ears, tongue, hands and lastly intuition.

While the images symbolize my different senses the act of making a pattern and poster with them is something intuitive to me and points to my sixth sense.