Saturday, December 19, 2009

Imaging technology oddities

Just some miscellaneous imaging technology oddities lying around my desktop that I thought were interesting and didn't fit anywhere else.

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Eugene Omar Goldbeck was a photographer who specialized in large scale group portrait, events, and scenes.
Shield made up of 30,000 troops. 1918
Portrait of Woodrow Wilson made up of 21,000 troops. 1918
Insignia made up of 5,100 troops. 1918

Christian Faur is an artist based in Granville, Ohio, who creates pictures out of crayons by packing thousands of them together so they become like the colored pixels on a TV screen.
He starts each work by scanning a photo into a computer and breaking the image down into colored blocks He then draws a grid that shows him exactly where to place each crayon The finished artworks are packed tightly into wooden frames. He actually makes the crayons himself, hand-casting each one in a mould.

Daniel Rozin is an artist who uses interactive art that allows the viewer to create the image. The image is made using a variety of moveable elements controlled by software and servo-motors.
This example is "Wooden Mirror" from 1999 and uses 830 square pieces of wood acting like digital pixels to deflect light and create different tones.

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Shapeways creates customizable 3D mini branding irons that click onto standard disposable lighters. You simply turn the lighter on for 30 seconds until the branding iron is hot and then brand away. They can create text or logo graphic branding irons.

Oleksiy Pikalo's latte printer is quite sweet.

ESCP Europe is a top ranked international business school. It has campuses in five major European cities: Paris, London, Madrid, Berlin, and Turin.
This video was made by the students using bodies and clothing to create images.

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