webwork.art

August 15th, 2014

Continued from bad.art : the horrible, wonderful world of Harry Stephen Keeler.

 

Here’s Keeler’s on explanation of his webwork-plot technique: The Mechanics (and Kinematics) of Web-Work Plot Construction

 

10 years ago, I missed the obvious: Wikipedia:Harry_Stephen_Keeler and the Gutenberg text of John Jones’s Dollar.

 

The Harry Stephen Keeler Society points us to 4 e-texts of Keeler novels, including an alternate source for ‘’John Jones’s Dollar.

 

Roger Ebert wrote an interesting post on Keeler back in 2010, that also includes a nifty book-cover-gallery and bizarre quotes.

 

 

live.coding.art

July 7th, 2014

DO.IT.LIVE

When they make me write code during an interview.

NB: that is NOT Consolas.

master.art

July 1st, 2014

Mr. Benedetti made me aware of another review of Mr. Barney’s Cremaster series, that of one Outlaw Vern:

Synopsis: In this third installment in the popular slasher series, some guy wearing a pink kilt with a napkin in his mouth (Matthew Barney) is in a big white room, climbing around on shit. The Rockettes are there and also the bands Agnostic Front and Murphy’s Law. But just when things seem to be going well, this lady turns into some kind of half cheetah lady. Will the napkin guy be able to still climb around and shit? Meanwhile, there are some little hammer things that he keeps fondling.

Review: Well there has been alot of talk about the Cremaster franchise which this guy Matt Barney plays in art galleries and he thinks it is not a movie but actually a statue. That is why he refuses to release any of them on dvd except for this half hour excerpt from part 3. Because it is a statue.

See Also:
tangential citings of Mr. Barney


BONUS ANIMATED GIF

barney

miss.gif.art

June 25th, 2014

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roller.gif.art

June 25th, 2014

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oh.mickey.you.are.so.fine.gif.art

June 19th, 2014

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fluorescent.gif.art

June 6th, 2014

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stain.gif.art

June 6th, 2014

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wall.gif.art

June 4th, 2014

(source) via BoingBoing BBS.

anthony.art

May 26th, 2014

My third child, second son, freshest baby was born at 7:49am on Thursday, May 8.

Baby Anthony

Anthony and (big sister) Anna

There are no pictures of Anthony and Monkey at this point. whoops.

Sorry for not posting sooner. Things have been… hectic.

zed.walk.gif.art

May 23rd, 2014

(source)

no.drm.art

May 6th, 2014

Packt celebrates International Day Against DRM, May 6th

pakt-drm-banner

According to the definition of DRM on Wikipedia, Digital Rights Management (DRM) is a class of technologies that are used by hardware manufacturers, publishers, copyright holders, and individuals with the intent to control the use of digital content and devices after sale.

However, Packt Publishing firmly believes that you should be able to read and interact with your content when you want, where you want, and how you want – to that end they have been advocates of DRM-free content since their very first eBook was published back in 2004.

To show their continuing support for Day Against DRM, Packt Publishing is offering all its DRM-free content at $10 for 24 hours only on May 6th. Check it out!


NB: I was offered two free ebooks to promote this event with the above. I like the books Packt puts out, I like things being DRM-free.

See more about the International Day Against DRM at Defective By Design, a campaign of the Free Software Foundation.

gioconda.dimensions.gif.art

May 2nd, 2014

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parallax.scrolling.gif.art

April 29th, 2014

(source)

See Also:

video walkthrough and wikipedia article.

glitch.art

April 25th, 2014

Continuing my obsession with that Picasso picture, I’ve created three small glitch-gifs.

goggle.glitch.01

 
 
 

I’m using a small processing app.

 
 
 

goggle.glitch.02

 
 
 

Adapted from some code found online.

 
 
 

goggle.glitch.03

 
 
 

I don’t see myself suddenly becoming a “glitch artiste” (ahem). But it is a fun aesthetic; even when the results are crap they can still be quite dynamic. Cheap thrills!

My end-goal is to adapt these processes to images of text, and then see where that leads.

To those ends, I started cataloging some glitch/processing-glitch sources.

ice.cream.art

April 24th, 2014

Earlier this month, I took Monkey out for ice cream. He eats it veeery slowly – lots of licks, but only with the tip of his tongue.

monkey.ice.cream.01

pieces.art

April 23rd, 2014

Once upon a time, a long time ago, I used to scribble on post-it-notes and then scan them in.

Once, I combined the images into a gif:

triple.one

and even put it online.

I’ve since lost the original images, or have them buried on the hard-drive of a computer I haven’t turned on in a year.

But gif-explode.com just got them back!

triple.what

triple.burned

triple.heart

I’ve recently worked with a javascript gif libraray, and I could probably do this myself (and maybe will later this year). But this tool already exists, and I wanted it now.

pixl8r.art

April 15th, 2014

I’ve automated the process that build the gif in kosmic.loop.art. It’s preliminarily online at github.io with the source-code, unsurprisingly, on github.

Internally the code is a mess, but represents my first time integrating a processing.pde with external javascript, use of the dat.gui library, use of a gif-library, use of drag-n-drop, web-workers. Instead of outputting individual frames that were stitched together in an external application, the code uses a library to put the frames together – with the first, unmodified image as the starter 1/2 second frame.

Here’s the revised gif:

kosmic.00

original, for reference:

kosmic.00

They’re not in sync, since the speed is faster on the revised version.

kosmic.loop.art

April 4th, 2014

kosmic.00

Generated by a project I’m working on. Encoding by the jsgif project.

Source image (seen briefly in animation):

kosmic

No idea why I had this. Something to illustrate some arcane point arcanely in a forum, probably.

I have no idea where I got this. Probably google-images. Also found at Rave Flyers in the 90s. Which looks like FUN.

See also: rave preservation project (which has a BORING click-filled interface), flyers from the rave project archive, and some flickr collections of rave flyers.


UPDATE 2014.04.15: Automated version.

inspiration.strikes.gif.art

March 28th, 2014

Found in a thread on Jodorowsky’s Dune. Illustrating an ancillary source of inspiration for the collaborationists.

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