This animation is proof that I have a problem with doing the work that I’m actually supposed to be doing, Looking for some unrelated files on an old drive, I stumbled onto these images from the first XV animation. Originally tests for a larger project, they are re-edited here into a short flash loop.
This is a dynamic flash animation I’m working on for the Bureau V welcome page. Still very much in progress. Abandoned, too heavy.
Trying to get out some overdue work, I somehow stumbled into spending my day designing a dynamic font. It started out as something sort of LED inspired, then as I was playing around with making the coloration random I realized I could make each character fully interactive. Six hours later this is what I ended up with. Like everything else I guess its not quite done yet, but this is where I am for now…waves and such.
These are the byproducts of some experiments I’m doing in flash with randomization. Its nothing complicated, but kind of cool. The numbers are continuously random, while the text produces random organizations when you mouse over it. The file is embedded below if you want play around or edit. The random number code is quite elegant, but the text generator is pretty much a hack — I’m sure there is a better way but I haven’t had time to figure it out. Download the Flash file here.
I scanned a bunch of stills from a how to break dance poster I found in one of my old records to make this little animation. I’m using it as a placeholder on my website until I finish the new design. Given the way things are going lately that might be a while, so this will have to do for the time being.
These screenshots show variations of the original version of this website. The idea was to produce a site that constantly designed itself. Based on geometric relationships, randomization, and automated color selection, it produced billions of unique layouts, allowing chance to play a greater part in the design process.
This is my friend Alex Ebert. He was in New York for the summer recording vocals for his band IMA ROBOT. We drank a lot of wine and put together this website photocollage of a performance art piece he did in LA. It’s LA so its not really art, but there’s something about it that works for me. I think there was supposed to be some music but I can’t find that part.
I’ve just finished designing a webpage for the studio I taught with Hernan Diaz Alonso at Columbia. It’s a pretty simple page that tries not to compete too much with the work, but still keeps the feeling of what we were after in the course. Click here to visit.
Lately I've been experimenting with proximity functions in Flash.
I’ve just finished an animated movie on Archi-Techtonics 497 GW building in New York, which will be shown in the 2004 Venice Biennale. The project uses a rule based system in Flash to generate the animation sequences, all of which are rendered in Maya and then compiled in After Effects.