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BLOOMS 2: Strobe Animated Sculptures Invented by John Edmark

Blooms are 3-D printed sculptures designed to animate when spun under a strobe light. Unlike a 3D zoetrope, which animates a sequence of small changes to objects, a bloom animates as a single self-contained sculpture. The bloom’s animation effect is achieved by progressive rotations of the golden ratio, phi (ϕ), the same ratio that nature employs to generate the spiral patterns we see in pinecones and sunflowers. The rotational speed and strobe rate of the bloom are synchronized so that one flash occurs every time the bloom turns 137.5º (the angular version of phi).* Each bloom’s particular form and behavior is determined by a unique parametric seed I call a phi-nome (/fī nōm/). -John Edmark

Website: www.JohnEdmark.com

Video by John Edmark ©2017
Creative Consultant: Terrence Tessaro McArdle
Filming: Charlie Nordstrom
Music: Bryan Barcinas

A talk about Blooms and related work: http://j.mp/2ip3KM2
More Pier 9 Videos – www.vimeo.com/pier9
Pier 9 Artist in Residence program: www.autodesk.com/air

*For this video, rather than using a strobe, the camera was set to a very short shutter speed in order to freeze individual frames of the spinning sculpture.

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EPOCH

Epoch is an experimental film intended to take you on a voyage through our solar system and beyond. It is a personal project orchestrated to share our enjoyment and admiration for science fiction films and literature.

To optimize your viewing experience, Epoch is best experienced with a full screen, no artificial light intrusion, ample sound speakers, and an open mind free of predictions or expectations in order to allow the film to guide you on its expedition and take you to another place entirely. Enjoy the journey. See you on the other side.

For more information and an in-depth breakdown please visit – www.ashthorp.com

Design/Production/Direction – Ash Thorp
Design/Production/Direction – Chris Bjerre
Score – Ben Lukas Boysen
Score – Yair Elazar Glotman

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PARADISE – A contemporary interpretation of The Garden of Earthly Delights

We created a new and animated interpretation of ‘The Garden Of Earthly Delights’ by Hieronymus Bosch (http://j.mp/2ineavV). We were chosen to go crazy on the middle panel. So we did… in 4K!!!

Go check out the result in the MOTI museum. It’s HUGE and AWESOME! You have until the end of 2016. So hurry!

www.motimuseum.nl

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Official Press Release:

PARADISE, a contemporary interpretation of The Garden of Earthly Delights

Studio Smack, best known for their music video Witch Doctor by De Staat, have released a new animation: a contemporary interpretation of one of the most famous paintings by the Early Dutch master Hieronymus Bosch, The Garden of Earthly Delights.

In their latest work, the group cleared the original landscape of the middle panel of Bosch’s painting and reconstructed it into a hallucinatory 4K animation. The creatures that populate this indoor playground embody the excesses and desires of 21st century Western civilization. Consumerism, selfishness, escapism, the lure of eroticism, vanity and decadence. All characters are metaphors for our society where loners swarm their digital dream world. They are symbolic reflections of egos and an imagination of people as they see themselves – unlike Bosch’s version, where all individuals more or less look the same. From a horny Hello Kitty to a coke hunting penis snake. From an incarnate spybot to headless fried chickens.

These characters, once precisely painted dream figures, are now digitally created 3D models. All of them have been given their own animation loop to wander through the landscape. By placing them altogether in this synthetic fresco, the picture is never the same. What the animation and Bosch’s triptych have in common is that you’ll hardly be able to take it all in, you can watch it for hours.

‘Paradise’ was commissioned by the MOTI Museum in The Netherlands for the exhibition New Delights, which is part of the Hieronymus Bosch 500-year anniversary. A gigantic video installation of this work is exhibited in the Museum until the 31st of December.

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ALMA Finds Evidence of Pair of Infant Planets around Young Star

Video of ALMA’s recent observations of the young star HD 163296 and how the dust and gas profiles of its protoplanetary disk may herald the presence of two infant planets.
Written and Narrated by C. Blue, NRAO/AUI/NSF
Produced by A. Angelich, NRAO/AUI/NSF
Additional Animation and Video from ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)/A. Isella, C. Brogan, L. Cieza, M. Kornmesser, B. Saxton (NRAO/AUI/NSF); ESO/L. Calçada, M. Kornmesser, C. Malin (christophmalin.com); NASA/GSFC Conceptual Image Lab; ESA/Hubble/M. Kornmesser, L. L. Christensen; NSF/A. Khan; S. Andrews (Harvard-Smithsonian CfA)
Music by Mark Mercury

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Inge Druckrey: Teaching to See

Directed and edited by Andrei Severny. Produced by Edward Tufte.

“Perceiving Deeply”
The Design Observer http://j.mp/2eDCNPj

“If you do one thing today, watch this 40-minute crash course in Design Thinking.”
FastCompany http://j.mp/2fZRjGe

“Watch the first five minutes and you’ll be hooked.”
99U by Behance http://j.mp/2eDrnvc

“Beautifully made film.”
Lifehacker http://j.mp/2fZRqSl

“A great story beautifully told.”
Ken Carbone, Designer, Chief Creative Director, Carbone Smolan Agency

“This [film] is about patient and dedicated teaching, about learning to look and visualize in order to design, about the importance of drawing. It is one designer’s personal experience of issues that face all designers, expressed with sympathy and encouragement, and illustrated with examples of Inge [Druckrey]’s own work and that of grateful generations of her students. There are simple phrases that give insights into complex matters, for example that letterforms are ‘memories of motion.’ Above all, it is characteristic of Inge that in this examination of basic principles the word “beautiful” is used several times.”

Matthew Carter, type designer, MacArthur Fellow

“This film is absolutely beautiful. I’m so impressed with it and learned so much in such a compact piece. I feel like it picked up where Helvetica left off with the subtle principles of typographical balance and some early history stemming from the human hand. Your wonderful teaching approach comes through loud and clear and stands as an inspiration and model for others including myself. This is fantastic.”

Luke Geissbuhler, Cinematographer of Helvetica and other films

“A great documentation of the visual values we hold dear.”

Roger Remington, Vignelli Distinguished Professor of Design, RIT

“A fine, insightful and educational documentary. It captures Inge’s work as a designer and educator, her thinking and her SEEING, in a wonderful and most perfect way. Truly Inspirational!”

Hans-Ulrich Allemann, Designer/Educator

More info at www.tufte.com

http://j.mp/2eDCPGV

http://j.mp/2fZLVmP

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