Thursday, October 13, 2011
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John Whitney was an experimental animator and composer. He is widely considered to be one of the fathers of computer animation. After studying music composition in Paris, he returned to the U.S. and began collaborating with his brother, James, to produce abstract animations. Their work, Five Film Exercises (1940-45) was awarded first prize at the First International Experimental Film Competition in 1949. By 1950, he was creating animation sequences for television. In 1958, he collaborated with title-sequence pioneer, Saul Bass, on the spirographic opening of Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo. In 1966, he was awarded IBM's first artist-in-residency. Until the 1970s, most of Whitney's animations made use of a complex analog computer. By the mid-1970s his animations were made completely with digital technologies. His work often uses self-composed music that explored mystical or Native-American themes. He continued making films until his death in 1995.
Monday, September 12, 2011
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"An analysis by CCH Policy Director Julie Dworkin shows 88,923 Chicagoans were homeless in the course of the 2009-10 school year (through June 2010). This is 19.9 percent more than the 74,149 who were homeless in the prior, 2008-09 school year. "
-Chicago Coalition for the Homeless
Installation inside The Art Institute of Chicago, February 16, 2011.
Thousands of people in Chicago sleep on the streets every night. Often they are treated as sub-human and ignored. The economic infrastructure would be sufficient to house and aid these people, were our national budget properly distributed.
Monday, February 14, 2011
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When wearing this suit, the subject experiences complete blindness as well as a significant muffling of the sense of touch. Speakers within the hood allow the subject to hear the sounds produced by contact microphones at the end of the tentacle-like arm extensions. Right and left sides are differentiated only by pitch.
This work is intended to allow the user/subject to experience a type of forced synesthesia. It also requires that the subject experiences space through senses that are not primarily used as indicators of such.
The results from different subject's test runs will be recorded and analyzed for further evolutions of the suit.