Bumped into – Islands of Consciousness from serial Flasheur, Mario Klingemann, alias Quasimondo. Stream of associated images pulled from Flickr tags. Intermingling, distorted photos manipulated in real time by the random soundtrack. Collaboration between Klingemann’s Flickeur project and a musical piece called Islands by Oleg Marakov, a musician and composer from the Ukraine – Got mesmerized.
More mesmer – incubator: Kingemann’s ‘collection of computational craft‘
Stripgenerator – from the Republic of Slovenia – is a flash based comic strip website that allows you to create you own cartoons with very little fuss, you can even start your own comic strip blog if you care to register (free). You don’t need no be able to draw – never easy with a mouse – as there are templates of characters and objects that you can drag&drop – very simple to use – short straight route between your ideas and your cartoon. Good idea worth developing.
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I mentioned Queeky, another no fuss – start drawing – flash based site from Germany, in the last post, for its ability to replay drawings so you can see them being made step by step. Well, they seem to be attracting more people that can draw with a mouse, taking a look at their gallery. They’ve added 2 more functions also, you can now download the files in .svg format ready for editing and there’s a Micropaint module available for the Netvibes Start Page
That is the official record breaking aim of The One Million Masterpiece (OMM) although its purpose is to raise money for a number of charities, one of which you can choose to give Â£3.50 ($6.50 minimum donation) in return for your patch of digital canvas and a small piece of Internet history.
Paul Fisher is the creative force behind the project and Eamon Ramsey did the programming needlework for the whole thing, including a flash paint tool that allows visitors to watch a ‘replay’ of any painting. The only time I’ve seen this function is on the Queeky site that I mentioned on the French part of this blog, and I wouldn’t be surprised if we see it being developed. It offers an almost mesmerizing vision of a graphic image as it is being created. Just take a look at the picture created by Angeli Arndt who’s work has so far received the most comments. Press play and you will see a truly artistic performance.
Bravo to Paul Fisher, Eamon Ramesy, the rest of the team & all those participating in ‘the worlds largest ever artistic collaboration’.
The OMM is forming a giant ‘nebula’ 26 feet – 8 meters – wide.
First seen at Somewhat Frank
An online canvas on which you can compose and perform â€˜reactive music & visualsâ€™ – Visual acoustics invites you to paint with sound.
Different brushes (instruments) and mouse movements trigger sound produced by Midi and Soundfont technology.
The further the mouse moves over time, the more strokes (triggered by a timer) are made by your brush. The position of the brush on the screen determines which notes are played. Layers of different brushes can be built up by selecting multiple instruments.
â€œVisual Acoustics is an experiment in approaching music at its most fundamental level: instruments, notes and time. These elements are extracted and put in the hands of the user in a control system thatâ€™s as intuitive as paintingâ€
â€œEach musical experience can be created from a handful of sampled harmonious notes, chords and drumbeats, so the download overhead is minimal. The user will never experience the same soundtrack twiceâ€¦
â€œThis prototype is just the beginning. The system has the potential to grow organically, with new sounds, visuals and interactive responses, fed by the exponential growth of the Internet. Multi-user environments could open possibilities of a real-time global orchestra.â€
Visual Acoustics creator Alex Lampe – British art director/Flash programmer/graphic designer
An Italian company HAL9000 has just published on their web site a digital photo that comes in on the scales at 8,6 gigapixels! The company affirms that it is the biggest digital photo that has ever been produced & available on the Net.
It is a photo of ‘Parete Gaudenziana’ a fresque painted by Gaudenzio Ferrari in 1513 situated in the Sainte Mairie delle GrÃ¢ce church – convent of Verralo Sesia in the italian province of Vercelli. The web site has published the photo with a Flash interface so that the viewer can explore the photo in detail. The image represents a surface area of 107,35 square metres and can be magnified up to x 180!