A roar of applause created with wire and cardboard by Zimoun. I love sounds created by unusual means.
(via Design Milk)
BLOG POST: On art and imitation →
“Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.” – Salvador Dali
Anyone who has spent much time in my company knows of my penchant for mimicry. This is largely manifested in the imitation of noises (from the beep-BEEP of the work card-reader to the screech of a baby dinosaur), but also of words, phrases, slang, intonations, accents, and even body language. As my poor family can attest to, this has been a lifelong tendency, and definitely a part of what makes me, me. (It only occasionally gets me in trouble when it’s taken as mockery.) My vernacular is made up of friends’ slang, phrases I’ve read, past jokes, familial hand gestures, and numerous morsels picked up from pop culture.
…So is yours, I imagine.
"If there’s anything going on about time in my novels it’s really a spinoff of some other concern. Something to do with the fine print of consciousness itself. I mean, I’m interested in how to represent, obviously in a very stylized way, what it’s like to be thinking. Or what it’s like to be conscious, or sentient, or, fatally, only half-sentient. And how difficult it is to see Everything that’s going on and understand everything at one time and how much our recollections can play into what we accept as reality—how much perception is distorted by will. That’s something I find very interesting. The ways in which we convince ourselves, persuade ourselves of things, either to settle some notion of our own or an intellectual position."
An Ironman inspired photo series where I experimented in combining glamour portraiture with Sci-Fi conceptualism in order to create a Heads-Up-Display for each color of the rainbow. The virtual interfaces were not constructed randomly. Each suit display was designed uniquely to fit that suit’s specific function.
- Monarch (Red) - Interstellar Flight
- Paladin (Orange) - Heavy Weapons
- Vulcan (Yellow) - HazMat
- Jackal (Green) - Ground Combat
- Mark 9 (Blue) - Air Combat
- Genie (Violet) - Stealth
- Gemini (Pink) - Neural Link Prototype
"That’s what art does, that’s what it’s for — to show you that what you think can be erased, cancelled, turned on its head by something you weren’t prepared for — by a work, by a play, a song, a scene in a movie, a painting, a collage, a cartoon, an advertisement — something that has the power that reaches you far more strongly than it reaches the person standing next to you, or even anyone else on Earth — art that produces a revelation that you might not be able to explain or pass on to anyone else, a revolution that you desperately try to share in your own words, in your own work."