bequeath these seeds

“Bequeath these Seeds,” was created by Casey Curran in 2016 for the Bellevue Arts Museum biennial show “Metalmorphosis”. Inspired by Seattle’s rapid development Curran folds organic and industrial imagery into a starkly beautiful kinetic environment. Composed of liquid plastic, brass wire, and a wooden scaffold “Bequeath these Seeds” crawls with a simulacra of life.

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Deeply Artificial Trees

http://j.mp/2oQ2eqJ This artwork represents what it would be like for an AI to watch Bob Ross on LSD (once someone invents digital drugs). It shows some of the unreasonable effectiveness and strange inner workings of deep learning systems. The unique characteristics of the human voice are learned and generated as well as hallucinations of a system trying to find images which are not there.

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Starz “American Gods” Main Titles

Design Studio: Elastic
Director: Patrick Clair
Lead Compositor and Animator: Raoul Marks
Composite and Animation: Yongsub Song, Sam Sparks
Editor: Devin Mauer
Designers: Jeff Han, Felix Soletic
Storyboard Artist: Lance Slaton
Producer: Paul Makowski
Head of Production: Carol Salek
Executive Producer: Jennifer Sofio Hall
Managing Director: Linda Carlson

Music by: Brian Rietzell
Sound Design: Echolab

Special Thanks to Bryan Fuller, Michael Green, David Slade, Dauri Chase, Brian Reitzell, Starz, FremantleMedia, and Neil Gaiman for their wealth of support, inspiration and ideas.

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THE NARROW WORLD

Written and Directed by BRENT BONACORSO
Cinematography by MAGDALENA GORKA
Editing by JACK PYLAND
Produced by THOM FENNESSEY + MAGDALENA GORKA + KACPER SAWICKI
Visual Effects by BRENT BONACORSO + ERIC SMIT
Starring KARIM SALEH + JULIA CAVANAUGH + SCOTT BAILEY GAGAIN
Production Design LOREN LYONS
Original Score CEDIE JANSON
Sound Design BLAZEJ KAFARSKI / GLOSNO
Color by ANKA SUJKA / LUNAPARK
‘OUTRO’ written and performed by M83

http://j.mp/2jLCdSq

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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 (more…)

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 (more…)

scificovers:Magnus, Robot Fighter #9, February 1965. “Robot…

scificovers:

Magnus, Robot Fighter #9, February 1965. “Robot Ghost” Cover art by Russ Manning. A dying professor transfers all of this knowledge (and hatred of his fellow humans) to an indestructible robot who can create force fields that repel all energy and matter! That sounds like kind of a jerk thing to do.

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