Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Digital manifestation of the Fish Bomb Boats

 I'm back working in the Media Lab, digitizing and animating the airships.  Next step is to compress the Unity File that we created with a flyer and send it off to Arizona so they can test it in their CAVE.

The left side is the digitized version of the actual Fish Bomb Boat #14 on the right.

Fish Bomb Boat 14 projected on a 3DTV in the TTU Media Lab.

Fish Bomb Boat 15 projected on a large wall screen by a 3D digital Projector.

3D version of 15.

There is a 3D version of the animated fly through on You Tube that can be seen with red/green glasses: 



Monday, January 6, 2014

Two Months for Twenty-Four seconds

Before I went to the residencies, I spent a great deal of time in the TTU library media lab digitizing my flying machines.  The end section of the video is the digitized airship. I compressed the video considerable and there are some small flaws. To see a cleaner version of the video, go to:

This is a video interpretation of my current work. I began the flying machines, the Fish Bomb Boats with an invitation to a show, No Danger. The show asked us to reconnect with flying as cultural exchange rather than terror. I reexamined what has been given to the peoples that do not comply with US foreign/economic policy and what they are given in return. From there I explored the airships as a symbol for our interaction with the world. In order to facilitate dissemination of the physical airships, I embarked upon a program to digitize the airships and for them to fly in a virtual realm. This digitizing required two months of work and is at the end of the 4 minute video. It lasts 24 seconds.. All of this is set upon the backdrop of 2 virtual fly throughs that simulate standing on one of my flying machines.