Thursday, March 19, 2015

Rough Installation Tests

video
I've been testing different options for the projections of performances, and I'd been playing with projecting on to objects that are in the videos.  It looks slightly interesting, but I definitely think the addition of other set pieces is important.  I think it would help to add a new sense of 3d and 2d space together like what's happening with the stool, but on a more complex level.  Plus there aren't quite enough objects that are visible on camera to really have a rich space if I only used those objects.  The projections are way more interesting when the wall it's projected on is really obscured by objects that the projections can be partially viewed on.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Study methods and Frankenstein

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- I shall satiate my ardent curiosity with the sight of a part of the world never before visited, and may tread a land never before imprinted by the foot of man.

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- He is so; but then he has passed all his life on board a vessel, and has scarcely an idea beyond the rope and the shroud.

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- I felt the greatest eagerness to hear the promised narrative, partly from curiosity, and partly from a strong desire to ameliorate his fate, if it were in my power.
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nothing can alter my destiny; listen to my history, and you will perceive how irrevocably it is determined."
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This promise drew from me the warmest thanks.

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- ruled my destiny, I find it arise, like a mountain river, from ignoble and almost forgotten sources; but, swelling as it proceeded, it became the torrent which, in its course, has swept away all my hopes and joys.

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 - But the latter obtained my most undivided attention' wealth was an inferior object; but what glory would attend the discovery, if I could

banish disease from the human frame, and render man invulnerable to any but  violent death!

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- protector. My life had hitherto been remarkably secluded and domestic; and this had given me invincible repugnance to new countenances I loved my brothers, Elizabeth, and Clerval, these were old' familiar faces;" but I believed myself totally unifitted for the company of strangers. Such were my reflections as I commenced my journey; but as I proceeded, my spirits and hopes rose. I ardently desired the acquisitions of knowledge. I had often, when at home, thought it hard to remain during my youth cooped up in one place, and had loned to enter the world, and take my station among other human beings. Now my desires were complied with, and it would, indeed, have been folly to repent.
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"really spent your time in studying such nonsense?"

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Two years passed in this manner, during which I paid no visit to Geneva, but was engaged, heart and soul, in the pursuit of some discoveries, which I hoped to make. None but those who have experienced them can conceive of the enticements of science. In other studnies you go as far as others have gone before you, and there is nothing more to know; but in a scientific

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 - Learn from me, if not by my precepts, at least by my example, how dangerous is the acquirement of knowledge, and how much happier that man is who believes his native town to be the world, than he who aspires to become greater than his nature will allow.

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- A new species would bless me as its creator and source many happy and excellent natures would owe their being to me. No father could claim the gratitude of his child so completely as I should deserve theirs.

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- A human being in perfection ought always to preserve a calm and peaceful mind, and never to allow passion or transitory desire to disturb his tranquility. I do not think that the pursuit of knowledge is an exception to this rule.
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and to destroy your taste for those simple pleasures in which no alloy can possibly mix, then that study is certainly unlawful, that is to say, not befitting the human mind.

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 - A strange multiplicity of sensations seized me, and I saw, felt, and heard, and smelt, at the same time; and it was, indeed, a long time before I learned to distinguish between the operations of my various senses.
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structure with great curiosity.
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An old man sat in it, near a fire,
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shrieked loudly, and, quitting the hut, ran across the fields with a speed of which his debilitated form hardly appeared capable.

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Ah! it is well for the unfortunate to be resigned, but for the guiltily there is no peace.

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if the vessel should be freed, I would instantly direct my course southward.

Monday, March 16, 2015

take-away book spreads

Here is one of the many things I have worked on over break. This will be a book consisting of 14 pages (two weeks time) where people will be able to try my method and record their dreams in attempt to find out something new about themselves. 




Thursday, March 12, 2015

Saddle Gals, Book Licking

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOepQSpi2qk

So I'm having issues with adding the videos to the post again, but here's the link to a new video.  It's another alphabetical book licking thing, but it's more focused on showing the act of licking, which is pretty effective I think.  I've also been trying out things with lens filters so there are sort of interesting areas of focus which I think is good for the video.  Also color is a new thing for these, I feel like it fits the softcore aesthetic that I'm looking at.  I'm intending to upload this video to a porn website to further insert it into the context that I'm referencing.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

After reading into one of the books I found, I discovered the Rössler attractor, which is basically a pattern that some volcanoes follow when they erupt. There are also more complex attractors. I then researched a bit and found a code for Processing that creates the 3D attractors which I found really interesting...