infovore + aesthetics   8

Quake running on an oscilloscope is the ultimate demake | The Verge
Quake, rendered in wireframe, spat out as audio and into an oscilloscope. Wow. (The wibbly-wobbly wireframe jitter is beautiful, if you ask me.)
games  graphics  aesthetics  quake  rendering 
december 2014 by infovore
YouTube- Pixel - A pixel art documentary
"An 11 minute documentary exploring the merits and impact of pixel art, animation and chiptune music." Nice interviews, careful, and thoughtful.
chiptunes  pixelart  art  aesthetics  games  documentary  film 
may 2010 by infovore
Tale of Tales » Interview with Frank Lantz
Great interview with Lantz, expanding on his "games aren't media" angle and some other interesting points on aesthetics; totally marred by Michaël Samyn's trolling of a comment thread (on his *own* company's blog). Still, read the top half!
games  interview  taleoftales  franklantz  media  play  rules  aesthetics 
november 2009 by infovore
Bill Higgins :: the Uncanny Valley of user interface design
"I’d recommend that if you’re considering or actively building Ajax/RIA applications, you should consider the Uncanny Valley of user interface design and recognize that when you build a “desktop in the web browser”-style application, you’re violating users’ unwritten expectations of how a web application should look and behave. This choice may have significant negative impact on learnability, pleasantness of use, and adoption." Yes.
interaction  design  web  ux  usability  aesthetics  billhiggins 
december 2008 by infovore
Braid, Aesthetics, and Ethics « Double Buffered
"This week’s 1UP FM is a fascinating round table/interview with Jonathan Blow, David Hellman, Rod Humble, and Sean Elliott and Nick Suttner from 1UP... If you’re at all interested in Braid, experimental game design, or the ethics of games you should go listen now." In the meantime, Ben Zeigler has provided some excellent annotation for us all.
games  aesthetics  play  braid  wow  ethics  art  expression  podcast  annotation 
september 2008 by infovore
One Of The Greatest Quotes Ever… | iain tait | crackunit.com
"Television is the way it is simply because people tend to be extremely similar in their vulgar and prurient and dumb interests and wildly different in their refined and aesthetic and noble interests." Iain Tait with some DFW. Sharp stuff.
davidfosterwallace  quotation  television  media  aesthetics  vulgarity  refinement  culture  stereotyping  broadstrokes 
june 2008 by infovore
roguelike magazine – issue 1, 2007-03-20 – Interface Concepts
"Aesthetics incorporates more than beauty, and the purpose of this article is to introduce three aspects to build an aesthetics idea for the context of roguelike interfaces."
games  play  interface  interaction  roguelike  aesthetics 
march 2007 by infovore
Taste for Makers
essay on how taste/aesthetic sense is as important as technical skill
aesthetics  creativity  design 
september 2004 by infovore

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