Competition for Customizing Desktop Images and Screen Savers for Computer Labs at CSB

Good work requires good tools, but good tools do not necessarily create inspiring environments. Yes, in design area, we have fabulous computer labs all sorts facilities. We are wealthy but not happy because our labs look like Apple stores rather than an art school. So we decided to take a step to customize our virtual environment and we are announcing a competition for designing desktop images and screen savers for theses labs.

Here is a fun and thorough presentation about screen savers:
http://www.scribd.com/embeds/78375321/content?start_page=1&view_mode=slideshow&access_key=key-1hj0l32t50lshdkbkjzd

You can simply code the screensaver with processing or if you want to explore Xcode follow the link: http://cocoadevcentral.com/articles/000088.php

All other hacky or techy ways are accepted as long as approved by Shane.
Animated GIF’s are also OK.

Desktop image should be no smaller than 2560-by-1440 px. and size for the saver should be relative and 16:9 aspect ratio.

Prizes are stunning! Winners will get a VAP credit and a lunch with design area faculty! The winner will be responsible for assisting the installation and maintenance of the work.

The selection will be made by a closed jury and the results will be announced on this blog.

Please submit to a@paganstudio.com no later than February 18, 2013.

Mad Mapper

As of this writing ‘projection mapping’ is one of the fastest growing mediums, being used in a variety of artistic and commercial projects. The basic idea: take a projector, point it at a physical volume like an object or an architectural element, and then map an image onto it.

The MadMapper provides a simple and easy tool for mapping projections. It removes a lot of the confusion related to this medium, effectively demystifying the process, allowing you, the artist or designer to focus on creating your content, and making the experience of mapping textures to physical objects in real time, fun.

http://www.madmapper.com

The Alchemy of Light

Projection mapping live performance art – The Alchemy of Light by a dandypunk from a dandypunk on Vimeo.

A few excerpts from a 10 minute, one man live performance piece.
Using projection mapping onto street furniture, a dandypunk travels through various fantastical worlds, interacting with strange characters and treacherous landscapes, in the hope of unfolding the secrets and learning the techniques from the ancient book of “The Alchemy of Light”.

One Day Video Mapping Workshop

One Day Video Mapping Workshop from Atif Akin on Vimeo.

In the academic year of 2011 – 2012 at Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts / Design Area, made this video mapping workshop with the students listed below. The course is taught by myself.
The workshop was in the format of an in-class exercise, starting in the morning and presenting the works by the end of the day. Students from the design area worked in groups of 3 or 4 and locations are chosen in and around the CSB of Mason Gross in New Brunswick
The soundtrack is borrowed from the album titled “Monthly Joint Series” by Amon Tobin.
Christine Tynes
Geraldson Chua
Christine Huang
Stephen Bondio
Jenny Hang
Ting Ting Ku
Melissa Mendoza
Sharanya Durvasula
Stephen Churak
Sara Nagy
Lauren Jastrebski
Salvatore Forgione
Kylie Coghlan
Cormac McCrathy
Micheal Cunningham
Kelly Kathryn
Felipe Rojas
Jenny Hui
Denzel Seals
Jaemin Kim
Kumiko Taura
Larissa Louis
Daniel Winistorfer
Michelle Coraci
Franki Vicini
Nicole Testa
Sefton Bass
Jessica Gluck
Mark Hansen
Kevin Hau
Brynne Kelly
Michael Leboeuf
Zachary Manning
Dorie Schatteman
Jillian Sollazzo
Derek Springsteen
De Anna Stephan
Hakan Uzumcu
Alfred Auyeung
Nicholas Black
Stephen Bondio
James Brehm
Maria Carney
Nicholas Di Pillo
Alyssa Esteban
Emily Heinemann
Victor Hernandez
Lauren Jastrebski
Yelizaveta Kotik
Erica Lai
Austin Lee
Angela Liang
Christophe Moore
Danit Weiner
Allyson Worthington
Andrew Schnur