Blog

This is a blog about various design and technology subjects.

Displacement

Video has come a long way since the Portapack of the 1970’s. In the tradition of snapshots and 8mm family movies, it was all about convenience and preserving those memories before they slipped into the eternal void of forgotten sentiment. By the time digital video appeared, the idea of “video art” was a done deal. Most innovation was being swept up by special effects companies and used to provide the instantaneous golly gee reactions for breaking news report graphics and bizarre multidimensional sci-fi aliens.

Processing

I’ve started working with a program called Processing, which is a javascript based programming language geared toward creating visual and interactive media. It has served two primary purposes for me, helping to learn additional javascript coding techniques, and developing new styles for my paintings. One thing that becomes evident when exploring Processing is that is lends itself to very detailed and nuanced painterly impressions.