So every now and then I get this eldrich impulse to be a punk and declare something to be “art”, usually something involved with a show, that has nothing to do with the show, and which allows me to hijack things a little bit. The first one I did was a piece I called “Dichotomy”,
Month: February 2011
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
On Friday evening, 4 Feb 2011, the Olympus SP-550UZ digital camera I was using to generate my time-lapse commutes did a faceplant on the Red Line subway. The lens and zoom function were injured beyond repair. The camera is survived by an older cousin, an Olympus Camedia 2020Z used to take infra-red images. Donations to
Only 54 images this time, it was a little faster today.
This time I decided to do a temporal composite of the current snowstorm, creating a time-lapse composite over six hours. This creates a more subtle effect. I’ll probably try it again tomorrow, because we should be getting more precipitation.