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by mel.weismann
Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:52 am
Forum: Winter 2012
Topic: w10 & w11 Final Project
Replies: 25
Views: 22023

Re: w10 & w11 Final Project

"Does It Feel Crowded In Here To You?" A wall installation comprised of nano-scale biosensors that detect airborne pathogens and a display that tells passersby just what kinds of pathogens are floating around them this very instant - a reminder of the power of the invisible ecosystem that surrounds ...
by mel.weismann
Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:01 am
Forum: Winter 2012
Topic: w09 Final Work-In-Progress
Replies: 22
Views: 11664

Re: w09 Final Work-In-Progress

My installation consists of a single wall-sized array (covering the entire wall) of nanocantilever biosensors ( http://www.purdue.edu/uns/html4ever/2006/060828.Bashir.nanocant.html ), each one set to detect a different kind of virus or other lurking biological entity (bacteria etc.). Each sensor (or...
by mel.weismann
Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:51 pm
Forum: Winter 2012
Topic: w08 Expand the Vision
Replies: 20
Views: 11215

Re: w08 Expand the Vision

1. Thermography - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermography Thermal imaging cameras detect infrared radiation - that is wavelengths of between 9.000 and 14.000 nanometers. All objects warmer than absolute zero give off this kind of radiation; the warmer an object, the more radiation it emits, so the...
by mel.weismann
Sun Feb 26, 2012 3:44 am
Forum: Winter 2012
Topic: w07 Art Technology Science Culture Research
Replies: 24
Views: 13081

Re: w07 Art Technology Science Culture Research

1. Leonel Moura, Swarm Sculptures (2000) This sculpture is the product of artificial ‘ant-like’ algorithms, whose movements (and their ‘deposit of pheromone trails’ along the way) were analysed and translated into a three-dimensional object made of plexiglas. This took much trial and error as the an...
by mel.weismann
Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:01 am
Forum: Winter 2012
Topic: w05 What is an Image" harold Cohen
Replies: 16
Views: 9505

Re: w05 What is an Image" harold Cohen

Cohen says that, firstly, an image's creation includes the "undenied assumption of human will": someone intended to create it. So many examples of this are available; for example, it's fairly clear to see from the sheer organization of information that the Mona Lisa was the product of human will, as...
by mel.weismann
Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:39 am
Forum: Winter 2012
Topic: w04 Classification
Replies: 29
Views: 13401

Re: w04 Classification

I found these five images by doing a Google search for 'image of the day' or 'photo of the day' and selecting a few image links that sounded like they would produce very different images. Classification attributes: 1. Each of these images include some sort of plant life: 1) octopus: seaweed 2) newt ...
by mel.weismann
Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:47 pm
Forum: Winter 2012
Topic: w03 Roland Barthes
Replies: 25
Views: 12565

Re: w03 Roland Barthes

yamahalollipop.jpg The ' Corporate World ' image I selected is an advertisement for Yamaha certified used motorcycles. The most obvious level of meaning found here is the non-coded iconic layer: we see a photograph of a golden-yellow lollipop, which is moulded into the shape of a fairly-detailed mo...
by mel.weismann
Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:02 pm
Forum: Winter 2012
Topic: w02 Chronophotography & Marey
Replies: 24
Views: 13956

Re: w02 Chronophotography & Marey

Marey's work with chronophotographs and the step-by-step capture and analysis of the many parts of an act of motion is interesting in that it intends to do quite the opposite of 'cinema' - while cinema aimed to capture and replay life/action as humans might observe it in everyday life, Marey's chron...
by mel.weismann
Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:46 pm
Forum: Winter 2012
Topic: w01 Camera Obscura
Replies: 24
Views: 14053

Re: w01 Camera Obscura

This video clip, from the BBC’s show “Genius of Photography”, shows Abelardo Morell demonstrating how he and his assistants set up a room-size camera obscura in Venice: http://www.youtube.com/embed/RuJ_Jd6Qgyo --------------------- Room-size camera obscuras in California - these are all places that ...