Monday, 31 March 2014
Cheap. Simple. Robust. Recyclable. Problem solved.
Sunday, 30 March 2014
Along the way we stopped at Bilgola Lookout where I created this Photosphere. Photospheres are a standard camera feature in Nexus phones, which let you make these full 360˚ panoramic shots.
However, they can only be viewed as intended on sites that support Photospheres, so if you want to see the full 360˚ interactive photo you should pop over to view the image on my Google+ page. (https://plus.google.com/116830524696476899564/posts/hwqRM7PVxRf)
Saturday, 29 March 2014
Using that as a bit of silly inspiration, I decided to have a go at making a version myself. The big thing I now know about Loopy is that you can set up loops of various duration (number of bars) and then turn them on and off as you record. Interesting possibilities. More play needed.
Friday, 28 March 2014
After making each coloured jelly bean I turned them into scatter brushes so I could paint with them. I adjusted the size, angle and scatter to be randomised, and then each time I dragged a brush across the screen it left a trail of jellybeans.
Thursday, 27 March 2014
Wednesday, 26 March 2014
Tuesday, 25 March 2014
Thanks for having a sense of humour guys, and being these three wise, and very un-evil monkeys. (Four if you count Jo's shirt)
Monday, 24 March 2014
Day 83. I'm very interested in the effects of randomness on creativity. Or if not true randomness, then at least the effect of what happens when a creator gives up a level of fine control and allows "happy accidents" to occur. Today's create uses an iPad app called Musyc to create a simple rhythm. It's an interesting approach to creating music, by throwing objects at walls to allow them to bang and crash and bounce against them, making sounds. By added sequence generators which spit out objects in a regular pattern, some interesting effects are created.
I really like seeing different approaches to music making. The video doesn't really do it justice as the screen capture must be quite processor intensive as it stuttered a little, making the regularity of the rhythm less regular than it actually was. Still, you get the idea.
Sunday, 23 March 2014
Saturday, 22 March 2014
This would be a really fun way to teach about 3D shapes with younger students.
Friday, 21 March 2014
Thursday, 20 March 2014
Getting it off the iPad and into the blog was a little fiddly. I had to connect the iPad directly to my computer with a cable, and open the track via iTunes. I then did a minor edit to the audio using Adobe Audition before uploading directly to SoundCloud (which is actually an export option inside of Audition. Nice!)
There is no copyright on this: I put it in the public domain so if you can use it for something, go for it.
Wednesday, 19 March 2014
I'll bet you can't guess the theme. Partly because I'm not sure we actually met the brief for the theme at all, but mostly because the theme was pretty darn obscure in the first place.
Tuesday, 18 March 2014
See how time flies when you're having fun?
Monday, 17 March 2014
It was shot on my Nexus 4 phone using an app called Lapse It Pro, then rendered and exported as 720 mp4 files, editing with a Android Movie Studio, and uploaded to YouTube. It's proof that you can make media on Android but let's be honest, it's still got a lot of catching up to do to compare with the media production capabilities of iOS.
Sunday, 16 March 2014
Day 75. I had lunch today with some friends from art school whom I hadn't seen for quite a while. As we enjoyed lunch and each other's company we talked a lot about creativity and the effect that attending art school had on the way we see the world.
As we talked I noticed some "wire drawings" on the gallery wall, so I thought I'd have a go at making one myself. This "drawing" is made of bent wire (soldering wire actually). After photographing it on the kitchen floor with my iPad mini I used Google's Snapseed filters to boost the contrast, brightness and sharpness.
Saturday, 15 March 2014
This Flipboard curation, called Developing Creativity, is a continually evolving collection of articles and posts about creativity that I will keep adding to over time. Enjoy!
Friday, 14 March 2014
I want to offer a hat tip to Ross Wallis for this idea. Ross is a fellow Adobe Education Leader from the UK. He mentioned this idea to me several years ago at an Adobe Summer Institute in San Jose and he was originally making these photo grid designs using InDesign.
Thursday, 13 March 2014
Wednesday, 12 March 2014
Tuesday, 11 March 2014
I have a few further ideas about how I might use this app. Meanwhile here's a few samples of what it can do for today's daily create.
Monday, 10 March 2014
So I wandered around the Parliamentary Triangle until after midnight last night taking photos in the dark and the drizzle. I threw out more than I kept (the joy of digital photography) but here are just a few, presented as my daily create.
Sunday, 9 March 2014
I arranged three instances of the final kaleidoscope I made in a three panel Diptic frame, then applied filters from within Diptic to make then a little different to each other. I'm trying to use the basic artistic principle of unity versus diversity. The same but different. Repetition without regularity.
Saturday, 8 March 2014
This is what I ended up with.
Friday, 7 March 2014
This was made on an iPad mini using the Notability app and a Jot Script stylus, then exported to the camera roll and applying the Noir filter. The text comes from the Wikipedia article about Palimpsests, which is published under a Creative Commons BY-SA licence.
Thanks for expanding my vocabulary Neil!
Thursday, 6 March 2014
I went to my bookshelf at home and selected a book at random (The Joy of Winning by Michael Beer), then opened it to a random page (69), then selected a bunch of phrases that sounded interesting to me. I crossed out all the rest with a marker, and was left with this...
Wednesday, 5 March 2014
Tuesday, 4 March 2014
Monday, 3 March 2014
The original photo was duplicated onto a couple of layers, had a stamp filter applied to it at different intensities, then the layers were merged to combine the best exposures to bring out the details in the right places. Then I used a Wacom tablet and the brush tools to paint in the coloured background by hand. I was originally thinking of a quite different graphic effect, but as I worked on it I quite liked the emergence of the flat pastel look so the image went that direction instead.
Sunday, 2 March 2014
So for today's daily create, head over to Betchablog and check out the post about senior research strategies (and if you read the comments, my indignant outrage at the paywall approach to selling other people's content that is freely available online)
Saturday, 1 March 2014
I had a spare sheet of corrugated polycarbonate from when I built the pergola roof, so I took to it with a pair of scissors and fashioned it into a temporary rain shade that can go on top of the dog house. I had to cut notches to fit around the roof support posts, and round the corners so we wouldn't slash our legs as we walked past it, but it should keep the rain off until it fines up again. It's just a simple thing, but sometimes that's where a bit of creativity comes in the most useful.