Nerdy Art

Last Friday, I posted about a little movie-related art project I’d been working on, wherein I’d taken every tenth frame of 127 Hours, compressed it to one pixel wide, then stacked these resulting columnar images into one linear representation of the movie: In the post, I wrote about how I’d been “thinking about what it might look like presented as individual frames arranged in a giant grid in one image, perhaps each frame’s average color making up one pixel of the overall image”, but that this would present significantly more technical challenges than...

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  • March 7, 2011

I was recently thinking about art and film and photography–three things that are inextricably intertwined.  I wondered how I could combine the three in a somewhat unique way.  My thinking cap on as I walked my dog, Winston, the other night, I started to consider that a film, after all, is at it’s most basic level, a series of thousands of photographs, flying by on the screen at 24 or 30 frames per second.  I wondered if there was a way to see all of these frames at once.  At first, I considered...

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  • March 4, 2011