Wednesday, February 22, 2006

The Digital Aesthetic

For my Digital Aesthetics class, taught by Professor Havholm (above), we conducted an experiment in which we opened the lecture up to the world by allowing people to listen in and contribute to the discussion via cell phone, AIM, and a note taking software called Peanutgallery. In addition we videotaped the class and I took digital stills. Here are some of my favorites.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Sculpture #2: The Devious Happies

I have been really consumed by all my work, mostly my Senior IS movie shoot, so my post have been few and far between. I have been doing work, though, actually quite a bit. This is the second sculpture from my sculpture class. The requirement this time was to create an object with moving parts using wire. I decided to make multiple objects. These are monsters that are inspired by the work of Japanese artist Takashi Murakami. I think of them more as a beginning than a finished piece. Ideally this would be an army of monsters and I would make a playground for them to play on as well. So much I want to do and so little time.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Morphin' Time!

I recently began reviewing software for a website and one of the products I reviewed was a Morph animation creater called MorphBuster. The program is quite simple, but it produces some really cool results. I made an animation of James and myself and posted it on Google Video. Follow the link below to see it.

The Transformation of Joe and James

Friday, February 03, 2006

Safety Net

These are pictures from a sculpture that I installed for a class. I created the piece as part of a project that's goal was to activate space with string. The piece spans three stories and resides in the stairwell of the Ebert Art Center on the COW campus. It is entitled "Saftey Net."