code + music + creativity
…more time-space camera weirdness - this time sitting on Brighton beach this morning. Pointed the camera at the sea and just held it still (as still I as I could manage) whilst the picture recorded. I’m quite happy with the results!
The best guide I could find on scaling on Amazon EC2. There are tons of guides online but this one seems to offer the best balance between detail and complexity - i.e. you get the impression that the author actually understands the subject!
…more time-space camera weirdness!
An application I made in openFrameworks last night that is based on the photography of Jay Mark Johnson (http://www.slate.com/blogs/behold/2012/10/15/jay_mark_johnson_s_very_unusual_camera_emphasizes_time_over_space.html).
For anyone that’s struggling with how the images were captured (and they are rubbish compared to Jay’s images, I need to leave my flat and go out into the world with it!), here is a description of the concept from the article…
This unique look is possible because the fixed-position slit camera registers only a vertical sliver of a scene. Whatever passes that slit by gets registered in a narrow line. Over a period of time, which Johnson can control, it registers line after line. The final result is a bunch of these lines all pushed together. (In this sense, you could say each photograph is actually a composite of hundreds of very skinny images.)
If you are still having trouble with this idea, try cutting out a tiny slit of paper and holding it up to your eye. Then watch something move by that slit, imagining that you are able to record what you see every half a second and line all those recordings up in a rectangle. A car taking a long time to pass the slit is stretched; while a car speeding by is scrunched up. One flitting dancer can fill a panorama.
The app is pretty basic with no UI at all but I’d like to get it into the App Store as it’s a pretty fun app from a simple concept!
More piccies to follow…
This is the wee home I’ve created for all my Web Audio API exploits, and probably pretty soon a whole lot of other cool browser API stuff, but I’m focussing on the audio APIs first.
Check it out, so far there is:
Both experiments include effects processing from Dinahmoe’s Tuna library (https://github.com/Dinahmoe/tuna) just to take away some of the dryness :)