Just a couple of images to show what I’ve been playing around with recently. It has to do with the shapes of the major tectonic plates and their overall vectors. Interesting thing: the amount of distance that each plate moves in a year can be easily expressed, in real-life scale, in a print one can
I went to the opening of the Chain Letter Show at Samsøn Project at 450 Harrison in Boston yesterday. I had a piece, as did probably six other people I invited. I’m assuming the concept started with one or two emails, which told people to invite ten artists they admired, which then snowballed from there.
I finally got some aggregate data for my commutes, which I hoped would allow some definite shapes to coalesce out of the cloud of data. And they have. 3D video up on Vimeo. Here’s a screenshot.
I’m preparing a large store of commute vectors to get a more volumetric shape out of the scatter plot, so I haven’t been posting them until I get the whole aggregate. However, I decided to record the vectors that result when I do my morning exercises (situps, pullups, that sort of thing). Available here, on
So it was abeautiful day this morning, sun shining, no clouds, breeze, just at 40 degrees—and I decided to ride my bike to get to the T. Freedom! Plus a new round of vectors. Video here. There is no video for the late commute, because the recording app stopped and I didn’t get a complete
I uploaded it Thursday, but forgot to post that I managed to get a nice video of my printing vectors. Here is the performance envelope that I inhabit when I’m printing on the SP-20:
So, I was running a big printing job at the Bow and Arrow yesterday evening, and it occurred to me that it would be interesting to see the vector space that a repetitious, stereotyped movement like loading and cranking a letterpress would reside in. Here’s the raw data, I’ll do new 3D movies presently. X-Axis
Well, there was some delay in getting some kind of software tweak to plot the vector data as a three-axis scatter plot. However, I’ve finally gotten something worked out. 3D graphs work best with video, because the time dimension replaces the Z dimension that is lacking on a computer screen. The morning and evening commutes
This new accelerometer recording system is quite interesting. I had to tweak the protocol a bit, because A) the phone would go to sleep during the recording, which stops the flow of data B) I had to figure out how to position the phone near my center of gravity, to leave out extraneous motions like
So, since my camera died, I can’t do composite imagery of my morning commutes. However, through the wonder of modern cellphone technology, I can record the readings of the accelerometer on my phone and manipulate them with my computer. This means that every shock, every step, and every twist I do while commuting will be