Monthly Archives: November 2010

Kinect Experiments: compositing and 3d

So, I’ve gone a little Kinect crazy. Ever since the open source community was able to figure out the USB protocol and start working on a set of drivers and libraries for it (libfreenect) I’ve been following the progress closely … Continue reading

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Artist Statement, Bibliography, and Sibling Work

In both the thesis preparation process and in the context of this recent video piece, I’ve been working on articulating my artistic project and the various influences, references and ideas around it. This post will be a brain dump of … Continue reading

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Tabula Rasa finished

A while back, I mentioned my idea for a video piece to accompany Arvo Pärt’s Tabula Rasa. After exploring a number of technical and aesthetic options for achieving the effect I had in mind, I finally finished this video at … Continue reading

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Engelbart Haunts SRI

Last summer when I first began seriously thinking about making art about the history of the personal computer, one of the early images that emerged for me was of a ghostly Doug Engelbart floating over the classically-white colonnaded building of … Continue reading

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The Era of Big VC is Over

The US venture capital industry is a transient epiphenomenon built upon the greatest bull market in the history of capitalism. — William Janeway, Warburg Pincus The venture capital industry underwent an epochal expansion around the year 2000 in the wake … Continue reading

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Tabula Rasa

For a recent assignment in my Materials and Building Strategies class, we were supposed to make a mold and cast of some object. I chose a matchbox car: I was thinking about a scene from the Augment storyboards where Engelbart … Continue reading

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Augment Mood Board

While working so hard on shaping the Augment story, it’s important not to lose track of the aesthetic component: what will the pieces look and feel like? What will they be made of? This week I explored those questions by … Continue reading

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Augment Storyboards

A couple of posts ago, I presented an outline for the story of the rise and fall of Doug Engelbart. Since then, I’ve been working on how to translate that outline into something visual. The core of the challenge is: … Continue reading

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