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CGI? They Just Do It With Computers, Don't They?
"Software is a spidery, ambiguous apparatus that reaches through society and culture at all levels to shape our behaviours, practices and beliefs. CGI itself is complex, expensive, time-consuming and difficult to master. The impenetrable CG image masks a complex reality of representational bias, human-computer collaboration, software politics, soft power tax incentives, 24/7 render farms, international trade deals, mineral extraction, gender imbalances, bankruptcy and wage fixing. It’s far more than nerds clicking buttons, it’s a multi-billion dollar industry whose influence continues to proliferate." This is fantastic stuff from Alan Warburton.
cg  graphics  computers  imagery  ethics  cgwtf  alanwarburton 
june 2016 by infovore
From Satellite Eyes | scraplab
"I’ve just released a little Mac app I’ve been working on for a while. It’s called Satellite Eyes. It’s pretty simple. It just sits in your menu tray, and changes your desktop wallpaper to the satellite image or map view from overhead." I've had a preview build for a while, and this is just lovely. Well done, Tom.
satelliteeyes  aerial  imagery  maps  photographs  osx  utility 
june 2012 by infovore
It’s the arts « Never Knowingly Underwhelmed
This sounds great: Andrew Collins presenting a 30-minute documentary on a history of 3D - from perspective drawing through early stereoscopy to the present - on Radio 4 this week. Must remember to listen-again/iPlayer/huffduff/whatever it.
3d  imagery  art  painting  stereoscopy 
december 2010 by infovore
American Pixels
"As computer technology has evolved to make artificial images look ever more real - so that the latest generation of shooter and war games will look as realistic as possible - ajpeg is intended to go the opposite way: Instead of creating an image artificially with the intent of making it look as photo-realistic as possible, it takes an image captured from life and transforms it into something that looks real and not real at the same time." Beautiful.
compression  imagery  pictures  algorithms  graphics  reality  processing  images  photographs 
january 2010 by infovore
nullpointer » Drum machine draughts
"I’ve always been interested in the relationship between gameplay and musical performance. Theres a remarkable structural similarity between certain game systems/mechanics and compositional ones. There is also a risk/reward/challenge aspect that is core to both practices. Anyway, for a short talk I took part in for the Leeds Evolution Festival I wrote a quick augmented chess/draughts app." And the result is a video-processing step-sequencer. Nifty.
openframeworks  music  video  imagery  augmentedreality  chess  draughts 
june 2009 by infovore
"The original page, which sadly has since then disappered from the face of the earth, was all about this hidden "demon face" in one of Aphex Twin's tracks, #2 (the long formula) on "Windowlicker". This face was supposed to be viewable with a spectrograph program, so I decided to try it myself." Some fun - and somewhat impressive - decoding of hidden imagery on IDM cds. The Venetian Snares cats are particiuarly great.
sound  processing  audio  music  idm  imagery  spectrograph  spectrographic  crazy 
november 2008 by infovore
All This ChittahChattah » The Conversation, and The Technology
"There’s a lot of great technology imagery... Here’s a sampling of stills depicting the awesomeness:" Beautiful. (If I had to have a favourite film, it would still be The Conversation).
technology  movies  audio  theconversation  retro  imagery  coppola  via:brandonnn 
october 2008 by infovore
Running the Numbers - An American Self Portrait
Remarkable series of images by Chris Jordan depicting rates of consumption in America through exhaustive diagrams. Staggering when you see them in close-up.
numbers  statistics  art  photograph  composite  imagery  america  society  via:lightsurgery 
march 2008 by infovore

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