Jeanne Kelly

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Impossible Motion | Winner | Best Visual Illusion of the Year

In Spring 2010, Wow on May 24, 2010 at 5:54 pm

Winner of the Best Visual Illusion of the Year Contest 2010
Koukichi Sugihara
Meiji Institute for Advanced Study of Mathematical Sciences, Japan

In this video, wooden balls roll up the slopes just as if they are pulled by a magnet. The behavior of the balls seems impossible, because it is against the gravity. The video is not a computer graphic, but a real scene. What is actually happening is that the orientations of the slopes are perceived oppositely, and hence the descending motion is misinterpreted as ascending motion. This illusion is remarkable in that it is generated by a three-dimensional solid object and physical motion, instead of a two-dimensional picture.

via YouTube – Impossible motion: magnet-like slopes.


The Sketchbook Project 2011 | Art House Co-op

In Spring 2010, Wow on May 19, 2010 at 3:49 pm

I signed up for The Sketchbook Project 2011 some time back.  I had actually forgotten about it until today, when I got an email telling me my sketchbook is on the way.  And then a few hours later, the mailman delivers it.  🙂

Thousands of sketchbooks will be exhibited at galleries and museums as they make their way on tour across the country.

After the tour, all sketchbooks will enter into the permanent collection of The Brooklyn Art Library, where they will be barcoded and available for the public to view.

Anyone – from anywhere in the world – can be a part of the project.

“Each artist is sent the same blank Moleskine Cahier sketchbook. We’ve only got two rules: first, the book must be used in some way – no sending us back an empty book or a completely different book! Second, the sketchbook must stay within its original dimensions (because we don’t want to have to provide an extra suitcase just for your book while we’re touring the country).”

“Each book will be given a barcode so we can easily catalog it into The Brooklyn Art Library system. Once we catalog it, artists will be able to track where on the tour their book is viewed and how many times someone pulled it from the shelf – we want to make sure you can stay connected with your sketchbook!”

I choose the theme I’m a Scavenger and I’m going to make this all about my trip to China.  I’m creating a page under Projects that I can use to post all the sketches and any thoughts I have on them when they’re done.  This should be interesting.  Here’s a little pie breakdown of how people are choosing themes so far.  This was grabbed from their site on May 18th.  I’ll be curious to see how it changes before the deadline.

I’m trying to talk a bunch of friends into doing it and even getting my “non-artistic” friends to give it a try.  If you’re reading this and you have $20 to spare, you should send off for your sketchbook too.  Click the link below and you’re on your way.

The Sketchbook Project: 2011 » Art House Co-op | We build art projects and communities.

Motion Graphics | Fixing the Roosevelt Island Animatic

In Major Studio Narrative, Motion Graphics 1, Spring 2010 on May 14, 2010 at 9:16 pm

The reworking of the video turned out okay.  I think the music really adds the right feeling.  I’m thinking of replacing some of the drawings with photographs.  It still needs a lot of work but it’s getting there.

Narrative and Dynamic Systems | Final | Heavy Rain Review

In Narrative & Dynamic Systems, Spring 2010 on May 14, 2010 at 3:53 pm

Click on the image to download the entire paper.

Two of a Kind Ring by Frederik Roije

In Spring 2010, Wow on May 12, 2010 at 11:09 pm

What a great wedding gift!

This simple porcelain ring is delivered as a single piece to be broken in two like a wishbone– creating a crack between pieces that is as unique as a snowflake.  No other ring in the world will fit yours as perfect as the other piece will, and that’s what makes this pair of rings so special. [gselect via freshbump]

Two of a Kind Ring by Frederik Roije.