04.02.15 by Jeff

Animation: “Wolfgang, Wolfgang Jr.” by James Kwan

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James Kwan returns with another stop-motion animation (you might remember his last film, Mooon). “Wolfgang, Wolfgang Jr.” is his thesis film from Pratt, and tells the story of an obsessed architect trying to build one last thing before he dies. Watch the animation below.

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03.02.15 by Jeff

Booooooom Reader Submissions / February

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Thanks to everyone who submitted work last month to the January Submissions post. I still have so much to go through (good problem). I say a variation of this every month but I’m always amazed how many talented Booooooom readers there are, and how there can be so many whose work I’ve never seen before. Keep those 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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03.02.15 by Jeff

Trippy Video of the Day: “Crushed Pleats” by Dralms

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Director Ewan Jones Morris does his take on the morphing technique made famous by Michel Gondry, for his Rolling Stones video. The song is “Crushed Pleats” by Dralms, and the video has some great moments (especially for those that haven’t seen this technique before). Watch it below.

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03.02.15 by Prosthetic Knowledge

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Net Art project by Kim Laughton is a collection of landscape photography from the video game Grand Theft Auto V that focus on the form and depth of the virtual environment.

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03.02.15 by Jeff

Book Giveaway: Luke Ramsey “Intelligent Sentient?”

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My friends at Drawn and Quarterly sent over an advance copy of Luke Ramsey’s new book Intelligent Sentient? and is a quiet masterpiece. There are so many layers to the book, which is textless aside from a brief foreword.

To me, the book is about questioning the relationship between everything around us, and inside us, and the very idea of us. The story, if you can call it a story, features work by an all-star cast of illustrators: Jon Boam, Emmanuel Romeuf, Jesse Jacobs, Ekta, Andy Rementer, Tommi Musturi, Michael DeForge, Miss Lotion, Finlay Pogue, Remed, and of course Luke Ramsey himself. Each artist contributed a two page environment, with their own “version of an anti-character, a de-evolved human from a grey race”.

If you are excited about all this I have good news, I have a copy of the book to give away to one of you! If you’d like to snag the book, use the comments below to tell me something you’ve learned about yourself, or your environment, in recent years. We’ll pick a winner in two weeks!

If you live in Vancouver, I have even more exciting news! Luke Ramsey will be at Lucky’s Comics this Friday, February 6th, at 7pm, launching his book, and showing a slideshow!

Take a look at some images from the book below!

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02.02.15 by Jeff

Guest Contributor: Rich Oglesby of Art and Technology Blog Prosthetic Knowledge

When I first stumbled across Rich Oglesby’s blog, Prosthetic Knowledge, it was like discovering a wormhole in the Internet. I’ve always liked reading about people experimenting with next-level technologies, but I really never knew where to look. His site became my little window into the world of what’s next: Future technologies, virtual art experiences, experimental apps and installations.

Rich is particularly interested in the intersection of art and technology; forward-thinking new media projects, on both the art and design sides of the spectrum. I’m really excited he’s agreed to be a guest contributor here; hopefully he’ll turn you onto some things that I would never have been able to show you. Keep an eye out for his posts (you can follow them all here), and bookmark his blog. Below is a short conversation I had with him.

 

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02.02.15 by Jeff

Mind-Melting Animated Gifs by Nicolas Fong

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I stared at this image above for waaay too long; it’s gotta be one of the best animated gifs I’ve ever seen. These incredible looping animations were created by animator Nicolas Fong. Thanks to Russell Alton for helping me I.D. the creator via Twitter. Have a look at some more below.

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02.02.15 by Jeff

Artist Profile: Composer Mark Mothersbaugh and his Vast Collection of Synths

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Cool Hunting offers a delightful peek into the creative headquarters of DEVO founder, Mark Mothersbaugh. The award-winning Hollywood composer has accumulated quite a collection of synths; I feel like Moog fans would have a heart attack if they stepped foot inside this building.

This is worth watching if for no other reason than to know what “we smell sausage” becomes when its played backwards! Mothersbaugh is crazy in the most lovable way; I really hope that the Mark Mothersbaugh-designed theme park Wes Anderson talked about will become a reality. Really enjoyed this. Watch the video below.

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