Analog Digital Wigglegram thing.

Here’s a weird wigglegram/cinemagraph/digital/analog hybrid I made with my buddy Shalaco. My wife refers to it as some “straight up Harry Potter shit”, which is better than anything I can think of to describe it.

This piece was created using with 6 frames of Impossible Project film, the Seene app, and an Instant Lab. Here’s a little walk though of the process: Continue reading →

Trixel Pleasures: My first Teespring design

trixel pleasures proxy

I meticulously recreated Joy Division’s “Unknown Pleasures” in a trixel art style. Folks seemed to like it, so I put it up on Teespring, which is sort of like Kickstarter for shirts. You can get your own Trixel Pleasures shirt on a high quality American Apparel tee for just $15, but only for the next 5 days.

What is trixel art? Think pixels, but with one less corner. I’ve shared some of my previous trixel art here. Printed large on a shirt, you’ll really be able to see how crisp and futuristic this style looks with this particular piece. This is a bit of an experiment, but it looks like we’ll get enough orders for the shirt to get funded. If folks like the experience, I’ll put up some more original designs in the future. Continue reading →

The Longest Instant

Finally, a GIF that embodies that feeling of waiting for a Polaroid to develop.

I split up the Apple loading animation and transferred it onto 8 frames of Impossible Project film (aka the Polaroid replacement) using an Instant Lab, then photographed and animated with my iPhone. Be sure to check out my follow up Polaroid animation in the series here.

Instant waiting

Truckr: The Rapid Growth Mobile Incubator

5 years back, I attended one of the 1st Lost Horizon Night Markets in SF and blogged about it here. What’s a Night Market? A bunch of artists build unique experiences in the back of rental trucks and bring them out for strangers to play with. I was hooked from the start and couldn’t wait to do my own LHNM truck some day.

After years of talking about it, I’m proud to say it finally happened… thanks to a ton of help from volunteers and friends. The idea for Truckr, was born out of hanging out with friends and making up terrible ideas for start ups. So I thought it would be fun to take that experience and turn it up a notch, with a mix of written gags and plenty of improvisation.

Some shots of Truckr, the rapid growth mobile incubator, at the Lost Horizon Night Market in Oakland.

I got around 9 volunteers to help put the piece together. The actual construction of the piece was fairly minimal cimpared to most of the others, so it was easy to just pull up to the Night Market and get things going. We had a red carpet on the ground and treated the folks in line as if they were investors waiting to get in to the Truckr launch party. While they waited, we offered complimentary thumb massages and artisenal hand-cranked phone charges.

Some shots of Truckr, the rapid growth mobile incubator, at the Lost Horizon Night Market in Oakland.

Once they entered the truck, usually in a batch of 9, they were immediately accosted by founders who would go into their pitches. We had faux-companies such as Toastio, WhatsAppApp, and CoatCheck. It was like speed dating in hell.

One of my big goals was to keep groups moving quickly and I think that, when combined with the number of weird app pitches and gags, was just enough to leave people wanting more. I’m really appreciative to everyone who helped pull it off and I’m super stoked to have finally done an art truck of my own. Next time, Christine has a truck she’d like to do, which sounds fun.

DeepGlitch: creating glitchy iOS images with depth

It’s been around for years, but I’ve recently found myself spending a lot of time with the Seene app again. Seene is an iOS & Android app that allows you to create photos that are auto-magically converted into 3D renders. I used it for these Alcatraz photos from a few months back.

Seene’s effect is best viewed through their app, which uses the accelerometer to adjust your perspective, but if you want to get creative, you can create really unique glitch art with your Seene. Here’s my tutorial for creating “Deep Glitch” photos with Seene and Glitch Wizard.
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