Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not, and a sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is. - Oscar Wilde
Animation, Art, and Other Shiny Things
A Friday night rogue video.
A live performance projection mapping at St Gervais temple, Geneva, Switzerland. From Mapping Festival 2010.
By Yannick Jacquet and Thomas Vaquié.
I recently watched a deadmau5 concert. On Netflix, of course – as much as I’d like to attend a live show, my age and hair would make me stand out like a violin at a guitar festival. Besides, standing in the middle of a huge, jostling, crowd just isn’t a good time to me.
Anyways, what was notable, besides the most excellent tuneage, was the light show, or rather, the ‘projection mapping’. Basically, the idea is projecting video onto 3D objects such as buildings or stage sets.
While this is actually kind of an advertisement for a cellular phone, it’s an incredible, large scale, example of projection mapping.
Each of the 120 metre high building’s 800 windows were covered with vinyl as 16 powerful projectors, stationed 300 metres away on the other side of the river, beamed 3D images onto the structure.
Your Friday Night Rogue Video is one that I wish was much longer than it is.
Music by Nostalgia.
A Goa trance track from Loud’s album No More X
Animation by Oron Aiche
Your Friday Occasional Rogue Video is a great example of Goa Trance, also known as Psytrance, and is one of the few animations in this genre that isn’t simply pattern morphing or visualization generated stuff.
Your Saturday Rogue Video is a classic from Daft Punk. This is one of those songs that as many times as I’ve listened to it I can still never get all the words in the right order.