This short film from Masahiko Sato + EUPHRATES is poetry in motion:
[B]y extracting the movement of a dancing ballerina, we created a animation of locus drawn in the air, and dancing geometric figures, composed with a documentary picture. The geometric figures were created by connecting the movement of ballerina’s joints by using algorithm of computer geometry(such as “convex hull”,and “Delaunay diagram”). Our aim was to represent a complete new type of beauty, by showing the interaction of abstract animation with realistic movements and documentary film.
I’ve been getting a kick out of this spot running during the Olympics:
The minute-long spot features three animated graffiti characters stealthily shifting off a wall and, unseen by passersby distracted by drinking Coca-Cola, climb their way up skyscrapers towards their destination: a print ad of three bottles of Coca-Cola. The trio then enjoy the drinks together on the side of a water tower.
Realtime! The Unreal engine is bananas.
Super fun style transfer + facial analysis enables animation:
Puppetron is a way to quickly combine a series of facial photos with artistic portraits to create puppets directly usable in Character Animator.
[YouTube 1 & 2]
Judith Amores Fernandez is pursuing her PhD at MIT Media Lab & exploring new UX possibilities using Microsoft Holo Lens. Here she presents on her work with HoloARt.
This is a new media of art that explores the use of the holograms in a mixed reality, for creative self-expression. Amores Fernandez shows a video of herself using a Hololens to creates her works of art and then performs a live demonstration.
Check it out:
An inspired homage from Pandora:
The Google Arts & Culture app (iOS, Android) now features the ability to search the world’s art collections for portraits of people who resemble you. My results weren’t amazing, but my friend Andy got a pretty good one (see below).
Meanwhile, here’s a similar fun effort in which people manually found their doppelgängers in museums.
I… am not really sure what’s going on with this graphical synthesizer, but I kinda dig it. (Somehow the head movements bring Flat Ericto mind.)
I find this Quixotic quest to be roughly 50 kinds of charming:
When Tatsuo Horiuchi retired, he decided to try his hand at art. But instead of spending money on paints and brushes, Horiuchi used what he already had pre-installed on his computer—Microsoft Excel. Now, the 77-year-old artist is creating remarkably intricate digital masterpieces of the Japanese landscape, all on the free graphing software.
How might the world look if populated by 3D shapes tied to musical beats? Artist Oscar López Rocha imagines it:
I followed the “karaoke” principle in this project, lyrics appearing while music is playing. Instead of these, I’ve changed them for geometrical bodies appearing to the rhythm of a song to create visual 3D compositions in real places where I’ve passed by sometime and captured in DSLR video.
[Via Alex Powell]