Hans Richter - 1929
Feb 23, 2014
Hans Richter - 1921 Rhythm 21 is the second experimental film ever made. Hans Richter was preceded by the Italian Futurists Bruno Corra and Arnaldo Ginna between 1911 and 1912 as reported in the Futurist Manifesto of Cinema.
Feb 22, 2014
Feb 7, 2014
The Interactive Image was a computer graphics based installation created by faculty, graduate students, staff and collaborators of the Electronic Visualization Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1988. It was designed for exhibition at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry. The works presented are now on permanent display at the Boston Computer Museum.
The Interactive Image installation consisted of a large panel holding six built-in computer play stations, each with a bench for two, a control panel with buttons and a trackball or joy-stick for user interaction, a 12-inch monitor for user viewing, and a large monitor for broader spectator viewing. The installation presented a number of applications, including image resolution/ communication, fractals, graftals, interpolated animation, symmetry/tessellation, and pseudo-color. Users interacted with on-screen graphics to manipulate various parameters to control the graphic results.
Based on video game design principles, users could contribute interactively to an artwork, while being given the opportunity to explore the participating computer graphics technologists' research. Three levels of complexity and a 'learn' module for each level was employed as the model of interactive educations, bringing both the artist and the prospective student closer to the subject matter.
Jan 31, 2014
The BBC Microcomputer System, or BBC Micro, was a series of microcomputers and associated peripherals designed and built by the Acorn Computer company for the BBC Computer Literacy Project, operated by the British Broadcasting Corporation. Designed with an emphasis on education, it was notable for its ruggedness, expandability and the quality of its operating system.
After the Literacy Project's call for bids for a computer to accompany the TV programmes and literature, Acorn won the contract with the Proton, a successor of its Atom
computer prototyped at short notice. Renamed the BBC Micro, the system
was adopted by most schools in the United Kingdom, changing Acorn's
fortunes. It was also moderately successful as a home computer in the UK despite its high cost. Acorn also employed the machine to simulate and develop the ARM architecture which is much used for embedded systems. Globally, as of 2013, ARM is the most widely used 32-bit instruction set architecture in terms of quantity produced.
While nine models were eventually produced with the BBC brand, the
term "BBC Micro" is usually used colloquially to refer to the first six
(Model A, B, B+64, B+128, Master 128, and Master Compact), with the
subsequent models considered as part of Acorn's Archimedes series.
Jan 29, 2014
Jan 26, 2014
From You Tube user Cindidrennan:
"In the 90's, there were fewer women working in technology-based careers
and the TIA (Technology and Industrial Arts) unit at Underdale campus
commissioned this video, to encourage girls in high school to consider
studying in this area. The TIA approached the Film and Electronic Media
department of UniSA to be involved in production, and myself and several
other female students in our final years became involved.
spent some years by that time making films and editing, and also being
comfortable with the animation systems available at the university, this
film incorporates effects from keyed Amiga DPaint3 animation through to
Fairlight CVI MTV type effects. Most of these were created offline but
several were overlayed in a final online edit mastering process.
music was composed at the Magill campus media unit, by Darren Cox, who
used an ensoniq s16 synth to overlay the voice samples over his own
guitar and scratch composition."