The Digital Media Artist

Beyond the Empire

Posted in MA Digital Media Arts by scannermobgravatar on January 13, 2010

With the concept of my pyramid changing (possible title Aurum Obelisk) I have opened it up to new possibilities.

One of these is to incorporate a reiteration of Warhol’s Empire into the piece. My idea was to record footage of my mini-pyramid displaying the price of gold, then edit this to closely resemble Warhol’s iconic film (of the iconic monument to capitalism) and to exhibit this by playing it on the iPhone inside my mini-pyramid. A little bit confusing, but I like this idea, not only would it be a bit more challenging, but it also opens up the meaning and symbolism of the concept, hopefully without watering it down.


Cool music video, interesting use of cardiograph

Posted in MA Digital Media Arts by scannermobgravatar on October 23, 2008

I found this video on digg and found it very interesting, especially after our sessions with Ollie Glass this week, as it appears to be using some sort of algorithmic conversion of sound into the readout of a cardiograph machine. After seeing the whole thing you will realise that it is all CGI and one can only assume that no cardiograph was used during the making of the video. However, it is a really great idea, particularly the suspense of waiting for the vocals to kick in to effect the needle in the bottom-right seemed to work very well, and it had made me think about the application of doing this using real hardware. Either way, an excelent video and a great idea.

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