February 10, 2004
Brendan Dawes creates a pixellated view of entire movies, 8px x 6px x 1sec, with 1 row representing 1 minute of film time. The results are fascinating.
Posted by tmonkey at February 10, 2004 09:07 AM
Okay, and cool that he sells them, but two words: Jason Salavon. I ain't saying don't do those, all I'm saying is: Jason Salavon.
Word. I actually like Jason's execution better. Leaves me wishing there were some way to graphically represent narrative structure or patterns we respond to or pictures of emotional content. Somehow I imagine it would be like the designs on the wings of moths that resemble eyes.
See also Dawes' "Don't Look Now" project, which is an interesting twist on some of the ideas and aesthetics that Martin Liebsher works with regularly.
Where Liebscher uses mechanical devices to reveal something about the body's presence in the picture-taking, there's something else here, something about using a computer to show you how a computer looks at the world.
Every time I see cyborg vision represented in film, I think, now why on earth would it use a human model for vision? This feels a little bit like a Pentium 4 sat down to watch a film, and this is how it looked, this is how it felt.
oops: use this link for Liebscher. And know that if there's a finer man in the world, I've never met him.