Thursday, December 26, 2013

Brief 1. Tamarillo. Primo Graph

Primo Graph is another way of structured drawing of the spirographs. We might not be able to explore each individual way of structured drawing but it has been useful in the practice of deciding which ones are worth using and which ones are not.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Brief 1. Tamarillo. Visual exploration

You Say France & I Whistle - Attaboy from Soheill Deriss on Vimeo.

Lapalux - 'Without You' feat. Kerry Leatham (Official Video) from Ninja Tune on Vimeo.

We chose these videos for their visual variety, post production and suitability. These videos inspired us in creating our own future final video for one of the Tamarillo videos.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Brief 1. Tamarillo. Spirographs

A branding brief done by Leo Burnett that demonstrates a business card that uses spirographs as their interactive and innovative element.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Brief 1. Tamarillo. Music Mathemtaics

John Maeda still remembers a parent-teacher conference from when he was a child. Maeda beamed with pride as his teacher told his father, “John is good at math and art.” However, the next day, when Maeda’s father recounted the conference to a customer at his store, all he remembered was, “John is good at math.”
Maeda, now the President of the Rhode Island School of Design, shares in this hilarious talk from TEDGlobal 2012 that one of the central questions of his life became: “Why did dad not say ‘art?’”
Maeda’s studies in math and computing took him to MIT, his father’s dream. But he eventually realized that he had to follow his own passions and enrolled in art school. It was there that he began to see common space between the areas of study.
“I began to think about the computer as a spiritual place of thinking. I was influenced by performance art,” says Maeda, before sharing one of his earliest works — a computer enacted by people. “When people say, ‘I don’t get art. I don’t get it all,’ that means art is working.  Art is supposed to be enigmatic … Art is about asking questions — questions that might not be answerable.”
To see Maeda’s human computer and hear his ideas on how design can inform leaders,watch his wonderful talk. Below, check out four of Maeda’s many works that explore the intersection of technology, art and design.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Brief 1. Tamarillo. Spirograph

DIY Laser Spirograph from Labitat on Vimeo.

A DIY made laser spirograph that we will not be trying out regarding time and technical skills but it's an interesting way to create a spirograph and to maybe use it in concerts rather than just a projection.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Brief 1. Tamarillo. Light drawings

Light painting is the process of using one or more light sources to fill in a single exposure to create a unique image. If you think of the light like a pencil to paper and then add tools like a Spirograph to the situation you might understand what exactly I am doing.
The light wheel is actually pretty simple and you can get pretty creative with it on the fly. It is made up of a bicycle wheel (any size, however I have found that a 20” BMX bike wheel is a good size), A set of battery operated LED string lights. (These can be purchased from eBay or if you are lucky around October through March you can pick them up at Target or IKEA (any store that sells Christmas stuff is likely to have them). The lights are attached using black electrical tape and I used a bike peg I had laying around as the handle.
In this article, 55125 will teach you how to build your own light wheel.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Brief 1. Tamarillo. Spirograph

Conventional and re-usable ways to create a hand made Spirograph set using an old CD ram if sprayed and displayed right - that could save money and allow us to work on a low budget.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Brief 1. Tamarillo. Killing Time

These are the snapshots of the original videos. We used a lot of them for Tamarillo banners and profile pictures to start things moving towards the branding and start building up excitement. We used a scientific approach to create the visuals so in a way mimicking the concept of the logo structured creativity and  the final results were just great:

We used the photography studio space to shoot the video in and spend hours just experimenting and creating different patters and textures by using milk, washing liquid and food coloring. Even thought this technique has been used before but no one as of now has created a music video out of it.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Brief 1. Tamarillo. Pendulum

pendulum is a weight suspended from a pivot so that it can swing freely. When a pendulum is displaced sideways from its restingequilibrium position, it is subject to a restoring force due to gravity that will accelerate it back toward the equilibrium position. When released, the restoring force combined with the pendulum's mass causes it tooscillate about the equilibrium position, swinging back and forth. The time for one complete cycle, a left swing and a right swing, is called theperiod. The period depends on the length of the pendulum and also on the amplitude of the oscillation. However, if the amplitude is small, the period is almost independent of the amplitude.

Brief 1. Tamarillo. Hormonograph

An easy to use harmonograph drawing machine. These happy Gators allow for quick and easy setup on any table or desk.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Brief 1. Tamaarillo. Spirograph.

A beautiful set of  posters that uses installation and Spirograph art to create a visual story. I like the use of craft and detail and personally by already trying to get our own spirographs draw it's a very crafty and beautiful spirograps that they got. 

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Brief 1. Tamarillo. Music Mathematics

A project done by Danny & Mirela of tracing parabolic speakers was an interesting investigation of sound and applied mathematics.

Since we’re also doing another project that’s related to parabolic speakers, we figured let’s do this one together - and simultaneously work on the Harmonograph-project too, see pictures below for the book I showed in class.
In the first project we’ll make parabolic speakers (probably 2) that ‘follow’ the people walking around in the installation. So, beams of audio will be directed to the person, and he/she will hear it while other people (not standing in the beam) hear much less - if anything. 
In the Touch Harmonographs project, we’ll try to make an ‘environment’ where people can create harmonographs on the walls (floor?) by drawing a line with their fingers/hand. A corresponding sound will be created.
Week 1. Try to make some harmonograph graphics (hooked to mouse dragged). Upload a screen-capture.
Week 2. Make some sounds correspond with the graphics. (Octave, Chords, see harmonograph booklet). Finish watching Theo’s VideoManager Class Tutorial & start writing classes ourselves.
Week 3. Begin making tools for a touchscreen (Ir camera, Ir lights, surface?). Decide whether to let the walls be as they are - or to put something there to deform the projections. Reserve a beamer (Rental)!
Christmas break?
Week 4. Finishing up the code - testing & trying to make it crash, etc. etc.
Week 5. Making the complete test setup. Fix last problems that occur.
Week 6. Complete project.
And a video: Harmonograph tryouts in O_F - screencapture
Tracking Parabolic Speakers:
week 1 - Looking up examples of parabolic speakers - tutorials maybe? First dish tests (speaker + dish & one speaker in tube - picture + video coming soon!)
week 2 - See how to make the arduino + 2 servo’s work with O_F. How to make 2 arduino’s work at the same time? Look for steppermotor-chips. Post more stuff on the blog - pictures/video/progress.
week 3 - Start writing code for face/blob/? -detection - how to track people the most efficient way, etc. 
Christmas break?
week 4 - Make first test-setting - complete writing the code & assembling servo’s + arduino(’s). Final decision which audio to use.
week 5 - Finishing up - testing.
week 6 - Complete project

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Brief 1. Tamarillo. Spirograph

Spin Painting is another interesting way of creating a spirographic image we could use this as a way to try different techniques to create a spirographic image that then later on would be transferred on to logo.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Brief 1. Tamarillo. The past

When I first started talking with Troy about the future of Tamarillo and his plans of staying in Leeds, living with Lewis and creating music for the band in order to kick it off. I looked at the band and it didn't have much going on. The visual design was made by Lewis and was used as their identity.

Brief 1. Tamarillo. Harmonograph

This has been DIY made using kinex another item that used for one of my projects already. Would be very interesting to build something like that. 

Brief 1. Tamarillo. Pendulum

A step by step quite that tells you how to set these up. We are considering to use this in the future for the music video filming. 

Friday, October 18, 2013