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Trailer Park | A Fun Place to work

In CG Modeling, Motion Graphics 1, Spring 2010, Wow on January 31, 2010 at 11:35 pm

This would be a nice place to learn some things, concidering they do EVERYTHING.  Trailer Park is the biggest entertainment marketing and content agency in the world.  To bad their in Hollywood.

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Narratives and Dynamic Systems | Video Games, Short Stories and Poetry

In Narrative & Dynamic Systems, Spring 2010 on January 31, 2010 at 11:20 pm

1)      Next week, I would like you to have a 1-2 pp narrative assignment in which you find an adjective at random and compose a story about the adjective without naming it. Your story must have at least one character, a defined setting, and a plot.

2)      Formal version of this assignment to come, but your long-term assignment due in four weeks is to do a 3-5 pp paper analyzing a work whose form and theme challenge or question the act of interpretation. Demonstrate how the form of the work reflects the theme of interpretation and confusion therein. Why does the work take the form it does? Why is that choice appropriate or inappropriate to the piece? How does the theme of the work challenge the basic exercise of reading (or viewing) the work? Cite the work to prove your argument. Secondary sources welcome but not required. Sample works include:

a.       Nabokov, Pale Fire
b.      Danielewski, House of Leaves
c.       Pavic, Dictionary of the Khazars
d.      Foer, Everything is Illuminated
e.      Calvino, If on a winter’s night, a traveler
f.        Pynchon, The Crying of Lot 49
g.       Mitchell, Cloud Altas
h.      Memento (film)
i.        Any other work along these lines. Go to a bookstore and check these out if you want to get a sense of what I’m looking for.

3)      In preparation for the video game section of the class, you may wish to get a head-start on some of the longer console games. Feel free to play these in group watching each other, and don’t feel like you have to finish them unless you feel compelled to. Games we are likely to talk about are:

a.       Shadow of the Colossus (finish it if you can; this is kind of the only one that’s really important to reach the end of to get)
b.      Pirates!
c.       God of War
d.      Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (this is a new one, but I’m playing it now, and we have to talk about the single-player mode)
e.      Indigo Prophesy
f.        Fallout 3
g.       Chrono Trigger
h.      Grand Theft Auto: Vice City or San Andreas or the new one (any will do)
i.        Maybe Bioshock for good measure

I think I’m gonna love this class

Major Studio | Fact + Fact = Fiction | Inspiration and Resources, Science

In Major Studio Narrative, Spring 2010 on January 31, 2010 at 11:18 pm

I started looking online at images for DNA, Genes,and Science; and then every combination of those I could muster.  I got some great inspiration.  My first search was for DNA Sequencing Gels, I remembered these from forensic and was intrigued with the black, gray and white soft blurry graphic, also in this columned structure.  These are my favorite images found on the Sceince side of my story.
GE Healthcare.


DNA Magenta high-lighted DNA sequencing gel from The University of Arizona.
The art of Lois Goglia

This was absolutely amazing. From Molecular Sequence-Based Strain Identification.  I’ve cropped it down into the 12×22 format and I really like the composition and the added meaning gives it a nice history.

AcMNPV DNA replication. This diagram shows a hypothetical relationship of the baculovirus replication factors along with several factors, DNA ligase and topoisomerase that are likely contributed by the host. IE1 is also shown, although its role is unknown. Diagram courtesy of and modified from a figure by Mariana Ruiz.  DNA replication and genome processing — Baculovirus Molecular Biology — NCBI Bookshelf.


The DNA molecule is a complementary pair; each strand of the helix mirrors the other.  From the Evolution of Matter, 5, John DavidGarcia, 1991, All rights Reserved.

The EMBO Journal

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Major Studio | Fact + Fact = Fiction | Inspiration and Resources, Business

In Major Studio Narrative, Spring 2010 on January 31, 2010 at 10:09 pm

Again looked at images for Greed, Money, and Business.  These were interesting:

Major Studio | Fact + Fact = Fiction | Version 2

In Major Studio Narrative, Spring 2010 on January 30, 2010 at 6:41 pm

This is the final iteration of the story.  It was interesting to me how it grew into a weird political derangement.  I don’t even know what this is really saying yet.  I’m confused by it a bit myself.  But that is also part of what makes it feel so real.  These stories parallels in reality are just as convoluted, just as uncertain.  Like a wind that blows in different directions, you can’t fact all truths at once.

In an article last month in the journal PLoS New Biology, the Duke geneticist David B. Goldsteinph and his colleagues sent shock waves of hope and controversy around the globe.  They proposed to use a new form of genetic “Morality” testing in cases where the moral and ethical response of one individual can have vast and possibly global impact on the state of humanity and the environment.  Those shock waves are being felt again today as new legislation has approved by The New Government for the use of genetic testing in prosecution of crimes against humanity and the environment.

The purpose of the $3 billion project to decode the human genome, completed in 2003, was to discover the genetic roots of common diseases like diabetescancer and Alzheimer’s.  The discovery of a common mutation of the G5H1 gene among the wealthy population lead to the study of a gross mutation found in an equal measure among the prison population.  In 2012 The New Government led genome study found that those found to have this gross mutation of the G5H1 gene where all lacking moral integrity.

The New Government’s special investigator, Neil M. Barofsky has been given authority to hunt down and test anyone involved with the bailout abuse of 2008/2009 using this new a method of genetic testing. Mr. Barofsky is backed by new federal agents who carry guns and badges and, if necessary, can break the locks off file cabinets.

So far, Mr. Barofsky has accused the former Treasury secretary, Henry M. Paulson Jr., of misleading the public about the health of the nation’s biggest banks during the crisis of 2008.  He has been investigating the taxpayer-subsidized shotgun wedding of Merrill Lynch to Bank of America. He has named a group of bonus recipients at the American International Group who promised to return $45 million to their government-owned employer, then coughed up less than half of it.

“The Food and Oil Companies are next.  We’re just testing the water with the national guys we know are guilty.  This’ll give us the authority to seize their family assets.  These assets will be liquidated and used to help fund public projects.  When we go for the big wolves we’ll need the support of the world’s public” Mr. Barofsky stated.

“You want to pursue every lead, every bit of evidence, everything to persuade the jury,” Mr. Barofsky said.

In this case the jury is the public, who suspect they have poured trillions of dollars down a black hole.

With the recent increase in rationing of electricity, food and water and a universal blackout of poorer areas around the world, the public is looking for the reason those in power “never saw it coming”.  In a suburb of Queens New York one woman responded to the news.

“They say they didn’t see it coming, but then we find out they’ve been off the grid for years!  They saw it coming and they got ready.  They have biospheres behind those walls and we’re left to starve!”

“Taxpayers really want to know,” Mr. Barofsky said. “I think too often in Washington, people underestimate how interested the public is.”

The public seems pleased that someone is standing up to the corporations, banks and the officials who failed them.  Mr. Barofsky has received over 30 million tips to follow, he said. And The New Congress expanded his powers last year.

The New Icelandic gene-hunting firm deCODE Genetics, which emerged last year from bankruptcy, has led the march in convicting those in The New Government to convict individuals those who gobble up the resources of the world without regard to current or future humanity.  deCODE Genetics along with The New Government have also developed a medication that is shown to eliminate greed from individuals who test positive for the G5H1 gene mutation.  They hope to pass future measures to require certain public positions to submit to taking the drug.

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So the next step is to make the Graphic.
Size 12″ x 22″
Color: black/white/gray
Text ONLY, NO Images

Motion Graphics | Bonsaojo

In Motion Graphics 1, Spring 2010, Wow on January 29, 2010 at 6:13 pm

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=8837024&server=vimeo.com&show_title=0&show_byline=0&show_portrait=0&color=ffffff&fullscreen=1

Vanishing Point

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=7111446&server=vimeo.com&show_title=0&show_byline=0&show_portrait=0&color=ffffff&fullscreen=1

Fruition

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=4000581&server=vimeo.com&show_title=0&show_byline=0&show_portrait=0&color=ffffff&fullscreen=1

Bonsajo Motion Reel 2009

Major Studio | Fact + Fact = Fiction | Version 1

In Major Studio Narrative, Spring 2010 on January 29, 2010 at 12:32 pm

So here we go.  The end of the first week of spring semester and we are up and running. I love it.

Our first assignment in Major Studio:

Chose 2 unrelated articles for the Jan.26th edition of The New York Times that are based on factual information or current events.  Create a fictional story based on these two unrelated narratives by using text extracted from each article.  From the fictional story create a graphic using these constraints: Size 12″ x 22″  Color: black/white/gray  Text ONLY, NO Images.

The two stories I chose are:

From these two stories I came up with this first iteration.  I essentially cut out sections from the articles that I thought could help create the story line.  Choosing the main concepts of each was somewhat clear, but focusing the narrative down became difficult.  It started to create a life of it’s own and I had to bring it back down to a simple narrative.  This really probably makes no sense to anyone else but me.

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CL!CK | A LEGO Short Film

In Wow on January 26, 2010 at 8:34 am

The Illusion of Sex Change

In Collage on January 21, 2010 at 4:36 am

In the Illusion of Sex Change, by Richard Russell of Harvard University, two faces are perceived as male and female. However, rest assured that the both faces are actually versions of the same androgynous face (neither male, nor female). One face was created by increasing the contrast of the androgynous face, while the other face was created by decreasing the contrast. The face with more contrast is perceived as female, while the face with less contrast is perceived as male. The Illusion of Sex Change demonstrates that contrast is an important cue for perceiving the sex of a face, with greater contrast appearing feminine, and lesser contrast appearing masculine. This optical illusion won the prize in 2009 optical illusion contest as well.

via The Illusion of Sex Change | Mighty Optical Illusions.

The Illusion of Sex Change

In Wow on January 20, 2010 at 11:44 pm

In the Illusion of Sex Change, by Richard Russell of Harvard University, two faces are perceived as male and female. However, rest assured that the both faces are actually versions of the same androgynous face (neither male, nor female). One face was created by increasing the contrast of the androgynous face, while the other face was created by decreasing the contrast. The face with more contrast is perceived as female, while the face with less contrast is perceived as male. The Illusion of Sex Change demonstrates that contrast is an important cue for perceiving the sex of a face, with greater contrast appearing feminine, and lesser contrast appearing masculine. This optical illusion won the prize in 2009 optical illusion contest as well.

via Mighty Optical Illusions