September 29, 2003

the third dimension

in video is usually described as time. But what happens if you take all those frames and stack them on a third axis and view the resulting 3-D shape with software designed for CAT scans and MRIs? Volumetric delight. I can only imagine what a dance video would look like... (via BoingBoing)

Posted by EGP at 2:02 PM | Comments (1)

September 23, 2003

got laughing so hard I wept

as I looked at these Weight-Watchers recipe photo cards from the '70s - remember the '70s? The cards are scary enough as thumbnail images - but you really have to click through them one at a time and read the commentary... brilliant... terrifying... (Can't wait for the movie.)

Posted by EGP at 9:13 PM

September 11, 2003

the costumer's manifesto

I spent hours on this site and its various pages tonight. Whether it's theories of how to do efficient image research in a library, musings on dada calisthenics, or great ideas for dumpster-diver decor, it's somewhere on this site.

Tara Maginnis describes her online book The Costumer's Manifesto as "the first 'self-help' manual for those artists who make clothes for imaginary people," but don't assume that her ideas and advice only apply to costuming, though I'm sure the site is a great resource for people who do that. I read it as a site full of thoughts and ideas about living an extraordinary and creative life - wherever you are and whatever you are doing.

Not only am I thinking about how I work, how I teach and create stuff, but I'm thinking a little about covering some switchplates with clippings from my junk mail.

Posted by EGP at 10:50 PM

September 8, 2003

optical illusions

These are amazing images. I wonder if they are as effective in print as they are on the screen. Staring into the light of my laptop may intensify the experience - I'm also sleepy - it's been a long day. (Thanks to BoingBoing for the link.)

Posted by EGP at 10:30 PM