iPad light paintings

Making Future Magic: iPad light painting from Dentsu London on Vimeo.

“We use photographic and animation techniques that were developed to draw moving 3-dimensional typography and objects with an iPad. In dark environments, we play movies on the surface of the iPad that extrude 3-d light forms as they move through the exposure. Multiple exposures with slightly different movies make up the stop-frame animation.”

(via wileywiggins.com)

Panel Discussion on the Works of Ryan Trecartin

A Panel Discussion on the Works of Wolgin Prize Finalist Ryan Trecartin October 7, 5:30 pm, Paley Library Lecture Hall Ryan Trecartin’s work advances understandings of post‐millennial technology, narrative and identity. Discussed from a variety of perspectives, panelists will examine issues of social media and networks; gender and aesthetic themes in video art; and more. Participants include Temple University’sGerard Brown, Chair of Foundations, Tyler School of Art (moderator); Scott Gratson, Director of the Communications Program and SCT Undergraduate Studies; Aaron Smuts, Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy; Elisabeth Subrin, Assistant Professor in the Department of Film and Media Arts; and Andrew Suggs, Executive Director of Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia. This event is part of a series of collaborative public programs presented in conjunction with the Tyler School of Art’s Jack Wolgin International Competition in the Fine Arts

Voyage Into the Unknown: an interactive documentary

Announcing the launch of the interactive documentary by Roderick Coover: Voyage Into the Unknown.


Blending fiction and fact in a fantastic scrolling landscape, VOYAGE INTO THE UNKNOWN is a multimedia account of John Wesley Powell’s famous journey down the Colorado River beginning May 25 1869. You will discover a landscape dotted with observations, competing diary notes, and side routes – some of which may be deadly… You will travel across writing modes as well as spaces. Knowledge comes in integrating many such modes. Here, first comes the adventure, then comes its representation. Much later, comes critical examination, and, perhaps, as a whole, re-invention…

This work is free and on-line. For more, visit www.unknownterritories.org

Quoting Copyrighted Material in User-Generated Video

Recut, Reframe, Recycle: Quoting Copyrighted Material in User-Generated Video” is a useful report from American University’s Center for Social Media. The study

by Center director Pat Aufderheide and Peter Jaszi, co-director of the law school’s Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property, shows that many uses of copyrighted material in today’s online videos are eligible for fair use consideration. The study points to a wide variety of practices—satire, parody, negative and positive commentary, discussion-triggers, illustration, diaries, archiving and of course, pastiche or collage (remixes and mashups)—all of which could be legal in some circumstances.