Exploring more noise

I’ve always been interested in glitch art and wanted to explore glitch as an expression of noise and the concept that 'there is a serious glitch in the works’. Many years ago I was a political cartoonist and recently I’ve been wondering if its time to start re-engage on that level as an artist. This isn't particularly poignant but I found it satisfying to code.

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Camera and noise

Today I learned how to use a video feed in P5.js and also layered in a bunch of random noise. Because, well, the lesson was about noise.

 

Analog GPS (aka Asking Directions)

This week the theme is Parameters and, for my first sketch, did a time lapse video of my walk from Lilles on 17th Street to Grand Central. At every intersection (28 of them) I asked a random passerby whether I should take a left, right, or go straight to get to Grand Central. Thanks, Carmine, for the help.

 

Various p5.js sketches

Playing with parameters and other functions.

 

Concept generation tool

Another exploration of randomization. This time applied to the creative process. This is a work-in-progress but I like it as a first draft and its intended for students, artists and designers who have the itch to make something but don’t know where to begin. To use this: generate a concept statement by either….

  1. Picking ideas from each column of selections to OR

  2. roll dice to randomly choose criteria from each column. I’ve been using a Random # generator app.

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P5.js sketches

Riffing off some code Ivy Cheng used to approximate a Cy Twombly-esque drawing I did a short series of sketches that are more like the pop art offspring of Jackson Pollack and Eyvind Earle. All imagery generated using code.

 

Perlin Noise sketches in p5.js

Some Perlin Noise sketches in p5.js based on tutorials by Dan Shiffman and The Coding Train.

 

(Non)Imaginary Spaces tattoo party in Berlin

This isn’t my art project specifically but it was an experiment. As part of a collaborative partnership between Parsons and KISD we took 45 students on an investigative art/design trip to Berlin and Paris. While in Paris we discovered one of the KISD students, Elena, was also a tattoo artist. We organized a tattoo party at Letters Are My Friends in which attendees pulled one-word prompts from a bin and then sketched a tattoo idea based on the prompt. Sketches were hung on the wall and party goers could choose from among them to get an actual tattoo. Mine was designed by Shirley Leung.

 

Projection mapping

I took a projection mapping workshop in NYC at CultureHub. The workshop was led by CHiKA and covered the basics of setting up for projection mapping and exploring a few different pipelines. Here are a few of my sketches produced using a combination of MadMapper, modul8 and Vezer.