Strange Rain by Erik Loyer

Strange Rain Preview from Erik Loyer on Vimeo.

Strange Rain turns the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch into a photorealistic portable skylight on a rainy day, with three play modes that combine touchscreen play with interactive storytelling.

More info:
http://erikloyer.com/index.php/projects/detail/strange_rain/

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Digital Image Transfer onto Tactile Media

So many people are getting into image transfer techniques, you will need to take care to push your image-making, or it may end up looking like a creative memories scrapbook or an Instagram filter. Keep pushing your image content, especially when using crafty materials and popular techniques!
Remember: if a 3 year old can do it on an iphone, or your aunt makes scrapbooks that look like it… you’re not really challenging yourself as an artist.

There are many tutorials and techniques online:
Note in each tutorial… What kind of print do they use (Laser or Inkjet? It matters!)

I like this technique, it uses inkjet transparency film to transfer the image quite quickly:

Heat transfer onto wood using Laserjet print (NOT LAZERTRAN):
http://youtu.be/QuMtlZmyHKk

In this video tutorial, Nick Tobier shows step-by-step how to create an inkjet transfer.
http://youtu.be/y3AhszEmqOE

Some techniques using gel medium require you to rub the paper surface away to reveal the transfer image…

A mixed media tutorial on Gel Transfers by Darlene Olivia McElroy:
http://youtu.be/CB75ZLvLHb8

This one uses DASS SuperSauce Concentrate (special products you must buy online):
http://youtu.be/qWJx86ZxK5A

http://youtu.be/8TYpmsWi3Tk

Guest Lecture: Paul Andrew Wandless

2011 Visual Culture Lecture Series: Paul Andrew Wandless
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Visual Lecture Series
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Location: Mont 70 Montague Hall (MonH)

Paul Andrew Wandless is an artist, educator and author whose work is distinguished by its combination of clay and printmaking. Wandless will be in residence at UMD November 29-30, 2011 as the first guest of the Glenn C. Nelson Memorial Lecture Series. Glenn Nelson was the founder of the UMD ceramics program in the 1960s and the original source of the ceramics collection at the Tweed Museum of Art.

Wandless creates large ceramic tiles with narrative imagery as well as three-dimensional sculptural figures that reveal additional surfaces with applied images. The story lines that underlie his use of imagery are based on both personal experience and myth.

For extra credit, please post your reflection on this lecture to this entry!

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Greek Myth / Machinima


This is part 5 of THE BIG BANG (WHY IS THERE SOMETHING?)an inauguration show of the opening of The Copernicus Science Centre in Warsaw. Concept and directed by Saskia Boddeke. Text by Peter Greenaway. The story of the beginning of the Universe, the triumph of the human mind and the search for answers. This is the Greek Myth, trying to explain Susa Bubble why we are here.
– Music by: Dionys Breukers, – Secondlife Art-work by: Toxic Menges, Werner Kurosawa,Rose Borchovski, Alpha Tribe.