15.02.15 by Prosthetic Knowledge

Interactive 3D Video: A Way To Go

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A Way To Go is an impressive online experience that demonstrates the potential of future creativity, combining interactive 3D video, animation, illustration and (if you have a headset), virtual reality, recommended to everyone.

Put together by Vincent Morisset, Caroline Robert, Édouard Lanctôt-Benoit and produced by the National Film Board of Canada, this work was included in the interactive section of the most recent Sundance Film Festival. You are an anonymous character who can either walk or run in a woods setting, maybe stop to look around and examine the surroundings. From scene to scene, your mouse clicks perform various effects from the visual to the audio. Here, animation is not a passive experience and you have some sense of agency, all of this put together using current web technology.

You have to check this out for yourself – you need to use the Google Chrome web browser, put look around, play around, and have fun here.

15.02.15 by Prosthetic Knowledge

Animation: Hits With Tits Vol.2

Spanish artist Raquel Meyers medium of choice is the Commodore 64 and it’s text mode graphics capabilities. Here she has put together a promo for Hits With Tits, a female punk DIY creative collective based in Valencia.

09.02.15 by Prosthetic Knowledge

Vtol

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Moscow artist Dmitry Morozov explores the medium of electronics in his work, using everything from barcodes to robotics to generate glitch visuals and abstract sounds. Below is a selection of his works:

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04.02.15 by Prosthetic Knowledge

Sleepwalkers

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Interactive installation by Dan Rosenfeld is a small playful game featuring little people who live in a wall. Installed at the Urban Putt indoor miniature golf course, participants place their ball into it and have to work out how to get it back, interacting with the holographic dwellers – video embedded below.

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16.01.15 by Jeff

App of the Day: Be My Eyes

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This app made me a little emotional; it’s so beautiful. Be My Eyes allows volunteers to lend their eyes to blind people! A blind person simply requests help, a volunteer helper receives a notification, and the two are connected via live video. The request may be for help identifying the expiry date on a carton of milk, or assistance reading a street sign.

Be My Eyes is non-profit, and exists solely to help make a difference in the lives of blind people. Watch the video below.

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15.01.15 by Jeff

Stop-Motion Animator Dillon Markey Transforms the Nintendo Power Glove into Something Actually Useful

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Dillon Markey, an animator for Robot Chicken and PES (he co-animated that incredible short “Fresh Guacamole”), took an old Nintendo Power Glove and turned it into the ultimate tool for making stop-motion animations! I thought this was going to be a joke, but it is entirely real and practical (okay, minus the sound effect). How long until this ends up on Kickstarter?

Watch the video below.

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06.01.15 by Jeff

Thomas Poulsom’s British Birds Become Official LEGO Set

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Back in 2012 I posted about Thomas Poulsom’s Lego birds, and at that time he was hoping Lego would one day turn his creations into an official set via the Lego Ideas platform. Well that day has finally come! As of January 1st, Thomas’ set of birds is available over on Lego’s website.

The video below shows Thomas’ original idea, a set of British Birds: a puffin, a kingfisher, a woodpecker, a blue tit, a goldfinch, and a robin. You can see lots of images of this series on Thomas’ Flickr page. The set that Lego ended up producing includes a robin, a bluejay, and a hummingbird.

Congratulations Thomas! See the finished set and the video below.

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05.01.15 by Jeff

Booooooom Reader Submissions / January

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Here is the first monthly reader submissions post for 2015! Thanks to everyone who submitted work to the December Submissions post, and for an incredible year of submissions. A lot of the great work I featured the past 12 months was pulled directly out of these posts. I’m blown away by the talent we have in the community of Booooooom readers. Keep the submisisons coming!

For those that don’t already know, this is the best way to submit your work to be considered for a post on Booooooom. Thanks again to everyone for up-voting work you like and leaving the positive comments to each other, it really pumps people up, and helps me see what work you like. I encourage you to share your work here because these posts get a lot of traffic and even if your work is not a fit for Booooooom it still gets seen, and definitely sends traffic to your own websites.

Please share your work here this month. The comments allow images to be attached so make sure post an image along with a link to your website.

 

Submission guidelines:

1. Please don’t flood the comments with a dozen images, just post 1 image that represents your best work along with 1 link.

2. If you see good work posted by someone upvote it so it appears at the top. This is not just a nice thing to do, it helps me see what work you actually like.

3. You can/should also encourage people who are sharing good work here! Comment on their posts and let them know you like what they’re doing. I really want to foster a community here, and this is a simple way you can connect with other people making work.

4. Keep in mind your post may not show up right away because it has an image attached. It may need to be manually approved first so don’t freak out and post a million times, once is enough.

 

 

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