Jeanne Kelly

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Blue Roses

In Collage, Wow on September 30, 2009 at 8:42 pm

This is fantastic, interesting and lovely
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blue roses – “doubtful comforts” (3D camera shift musicvideo) from fabian röttger on Vimeo.

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Oliver Sacks: What hallucination reveals about our minds.

In Collage, Wow on September 30, 2009 at 6:57 pm

Animation Assignment 3: Treetopus

In Collage on September 30, 2009 at 10:16 am

ttopus1

Treetopuss

HERE is a quick look at the Treetopus animation so far.

Just the beginning hopefully.

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Nice …. maybe

In Collage, Wow on September 30, 2009 at 9:43 am

500x_apple-tablet-natgeo

So if  THIS doesn’t cost a million dollars (which it will)  and it can be used like a Wacom Cintiq (which it won’t) then I’m buying it.
But if its just a huge iPod, then no thank you.

ps

wacom

I would love to get a  21″  Wacom Cintiq  (so badly I can’t stand it) … maybe for graduation.

Hot Spot, by Simon Tofield

In Wow on September 28, 2009 at 7:52 pm

I love the clicking, this is so funny!
the around the chair and under the paper. Too funny!
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Animation Assignment 3: Treetopus Character Sketches

In Collage on September 27, 2009 at 4:39 pm

Hahaha, oh man I feel like I don’t know what I’m doing.  But at least it’s fun.

Treetopus1

Treetopus2

NY Anime Fest 2009

In Collage on September 27, 2009 at 1:19 pm

I went to NYAF’09 for a few hours on Saturday (too much homework). It seemed twice as big as last year (and twice as crowded :).  It’s always worth going.  There is too much to look at and too much to do all in one day let alone only a few hours though so I had to be very selective.  I play tested some games, checked out the specialty book dealers and then the artist alley.  I’m always inspired by the art and the kids (some works of art themselves).

Here’s a short slideshow of the New York Anime Festival 2009

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coulda shoulda woulda

This is one thing I wish I could have picked up.

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floor artist

This guy was illustrating on the floor … pretty wonderful.

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wcg09
Here’s the World Cyber Games.

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CCLab Assignment

In Collage on September 25, 2009 at 11:08 am
So this is the first thing I’ve written in PHP script. Our assignment as to use three variables and use a calaculations. There’s not much to it but it works.

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<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
        "http://www.w3.org/TR/2000/REC-xhtml1-20000126/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en">
<head>
	<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" />
	<title>Jeanne Kelly, CCLab homework_2</title>
</head>
<body>
<?php

$total;
$pencils = 12;
$manga = 45;
$tshirt = 20;

$total = $pencils + $manga + $tshirt;

echo "Conventions are not cheap - even when the ticket is free.  Of course the manga were a steal at <i>$manga</i> dollars and the pencils, eraser and leads were great for <i>$pencils</i> dollars ... but once you add the t-shirt at <i>$tshirt</i> dollars, I still spent <b>$total</b> fracking dollars!";

?>
</body>
</html>

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Here is the link to the .php

Technotise

In Collage, Wow on September 25, 2009 at 1:00 am
“It’s a Serbian cyberpunk anime film, with Augmented Reality elements, set in a future Belgrade … And it looks great!”   Wired

Technotise

Technotise Trailer

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Week 3 Reading Reflection

In Collage on September 24, 2009 at 4:56 pm

• “Things That Make Us Smart”, Donald Norman (excerpt)
• “Why We Need Things”, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
• “The Computer Revolution Hasn’t Happened Yet” Alan Kay

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The reference to Socrates in these readings was very interesting to me.  It makes me wonder what he would have thought about blogs.  The author can respond to comments and anyone can debate the author.  But that does mean anyone.  Even the people who may not understand the authors are allowed to comment, ask questions and critique.  I don’t think he would be pleased either way. Hmmm …

As for representation … isn’t that the name of the game?  Aren’t we all in some way looking for the perfect representations?  They do make life easier when done right; but man, when they miss the mark they can really make things difficult.  I’m reminded of  “Apple vs. PC” arguments.  To me, OS X is easier to use because the interface has better representation.  It’s closer to our understanding of how things relate to the real world.  I was a PC user for many many years and hated Apples proprietary methods.  I built my own computers and carefully choose and configured my hardware to be exactly what I wanted and needed.  But I never liked Windows.  I could do more with it, but the effort it took to tweak and fiddle was ridiculous.  The icons and interface of OS X however speaks well for the idea of visually simplistic representation and intuitive layout.

I’m interested in the notion that “… when the computer becomes like a piece of clothing, or a pocketbook, will things have developed sufficiently to become a way of life.”  I think that has already happened to some extent with the Smart Phones and soon with these.  (I want one soo bad!:)  I only see it as a matter of time before the majority of the world in jacked in.  And I agree with the Alan Key.  I scares me sometimes when I here old friends or family stating “fact” about this issue or that issue that they “discovered” on the internet.  You can’t tell some of these folks that they have not really don’t the research because they really believe they already have – they searched the internet.  Frightening.

I found myself gauging all the stuff I have in my house (and in storage in other places in the world) after reading Csikszentmihalyi.  I know what he says is true because I have experienced it first hand.  I have on my home page a statement about my nature as a collector.  I wonder on how many levels “collecting”  fits into this notion needing stuff to identify to ourselves and other.  I looked at my two massive bookshelves; both take up more space in my apartment them anything else.  Some of the books I haven’t read yet, some where my moms, and most are just books I loved.  But all are books I would say “speak” for me.  I also know that I have always been a comfort hog and like my home and surroundings to be as comforting, warm and inviting as possible.  I do believe this comes from a need to control some aspect of my life in a manner I want and I also believe I also want it to give an impression of me to anyone how visits.  I don’t know if I want to change that though.  I think having “representations” of me, and the things I value, represented in my home is important.  But I also don’t want to be dependant on those things being my only representation in the world.  I want my actions to speak more about me then any collection of objects.  I also don’t want to rely on objects to settle my thoughts and mind.  I will have to see about all this and really evaluate what I’ve go going on here …
I will have to read more of Csikszentmihalyi.