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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org no later than February 18, 2013.
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.
Two films from original documentary trilogy “The Art of Becoming” (Going Gaga for Dance and Jazz Trombones: A Vocal Expression) were broadcast last Monday night on NJTV and are now streaming on PBS website.
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”.
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.
Ting Ting Ku
De Anna Stephan
Nicholas Di Pillo