Saturday, May 25, 2013

Phillip Island Chocolate Factory's 3D Zoetrope (in Chocovision....)

Ok, so I made up the term Chocovision. Anyway, the 3D Zoetrope phenomenon is kind of interesting. Very old cinema (zoetropes) with that contemporary 3D-everything twist. Seems very neo-expanded cinema to me.  (Also neo-expanded waistline with that chocolate one... er, never mind...) Now if you'll excuse me, I've got to get back to developing my latest invention, the 4K Truffletrope...

Monday, May 13, 2013

That Peter Greenaway video...

At least 15,707 of you have already watched Peter Greenaway's lecture, "New Possibilities: Cinema is Dead, Long Live Cinema" on Youtube. But in case you're one of the remaining 7,085,030,953 who haven't seen it, it's worth a watch. Greenaway brings up a number of ideas that relate to how the moving image might be re-imagined in the not-too-distant future.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

First Post!

Howdy, I'm Amy Alexander, an Associate Professor in Visual Arts at UC San Diego.
Thought I'd set up a new blog for updates on my current research and projects centered on "Re-imaging the (Moving) Image."

If you're at UCSD or in the neighborhood and would like to chat, collaborate, or  get me to turn down the music, please give me a shout.

I'll post more soon - meanwhile, you can catch up with Violent Movies Unraveled (re-spatialized cinema)  and PIGS (various gestural approaches to assembling images) at my website.   PIGS has come a long way since January - actually I've completely redesigned/rewritten it. It should soon take a variety of visual / sonic inputs to allow for hopefully-intuitive real-time assembly of images.  There's a much different approach to the sources from which the images are assembled too.  Well enough blabbing, back to coding... meanwhile, here's a clip from the Violent Movies Unraveled "apartment art" in LA. (Much easier to see and shuttle through if you follow the link to watch it on YouTube, however.)