Jellyfish 12000 at Poor Yorick’s Open Studio

September 24, 2009 at 1:26 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , )

I have been looking forward to a moment like this for quite some time.  A project I worked on is being shown at my favorite art gallery here in Salt Lake.

I have worked on a 2+ year large scale multimedia art project with some friends which is a giant moving piece of steel from the future.  It calls itself the “Jellyfish from the year 12,000”.  This beast is a work of steel which is covered in shimmering materials and thousands of LED lights.  These LEDs are programmed so that they can be controlled by a person on a touchscreen, or from audio or from computer generated animations.

Jellyfish12000

I personally contributed in some of the software which controls this lighting system and it’s a project that I am very proud of.  There were a lot of people with a huge amount of talent and expertise who worked on this and since it’s always hard for me to describe what this project really IS, please click here to watch a video and see for yourself :

Here are the details on the gallery showing this weekend :

Poor Yorick’s Studio
126 West Crystal Ave (2590 South)
Friday Sept 25 from 6-10 pm
Saturday Sept 26 from 1-5 pm

PoorYorrick-Sept2009

There are  a lot of people I have tried to explain this project to, so I hope to see all of you at this event.

Also, check out more about the Jellyfish12000 at this properly named website on the Electric Internet :

http://www.jellyfish12000.com

For more information about Poor Yorick’s Studios, go here :

http://www.pooryorickstudios.com/

P.S. I finished another painting.  I’ll post it next week…

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Leaf Monster – My first Processing monster

November 15, 2008 at 6:20 am (Uncategorized) (, , )

I just created my first Processing sketch for a gallery of “monsters” as a creative exercise in creating programmatic monsters.  The opening up of this gallery to any developers was the great idea of Lukas Vojir to create some kind of creature in black and white with some kind of interaction with the mouse.

You can see my LeafMonster here at http://rmx.cz/monsters/.

Leaf Monster

Leaf Monster

I would love to see more people using the Processing language \ environment.  It’s really easy to learn and it’s a lot of fun.  Learn more about it here at http://www.processing.org/.

To see some other amazing things that people have built, check out sites like these.  There are some brilliant people out there doing some beautiful things with this language :

http://www.complexification.net/

http://www.flight404.com/blog/

If anyone has any questions about using Processing, please send me an email!

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