My attempts at this: new technology giving exciting new insights into undiscovered details in great works of art...
― Mince Pramthwart (James Morrison), Wednesday, 27 September 2017 06:02 (two years ago) link
i like the vermeer!
― Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Wednesday, 27 September 2017 13:37 (two years ago) link
lolfinally, with new technology we will be able to "enhance" and solve crimes
― Karl Malone, Wednesday, 27 September 2017 16:25 (two years ago) link
i finished the 25-GIF sticker pack, so if you're the kind of person who likes to use gifs in text messages you can check it out! you can find it on basically anything that uses giphy (facebook, iMessage, apps, etc) by searching for either #zachscott or #weinventyou. they're transparent, and if you have iMessage set up you can even plop them onto previous text messages and images that you've sent. it's kind of wild! they're supposed to be compiled into an official "pack" soon, which should hopefully make it easier to share to people. it's kind of weird to tell people you did something and then direct them to find it using hashtags. anyway, there were some big limitations in the requirements (which i rambled about above), but here are a few that i liked:
― you = too slow (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 3 October 2017 19:42 (two years ago) link
― Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Tuesday, 3 October 2017 19:54 (two years ago) link
Ahhhhhh jfc Zach those are fantastic! <3
Would be sweet if u got paid by usage for I'd send them to all my friends till they rip my phone from my hands tbh.
The businessmen falling into cars driving away all cool 'n stuff feels... profound. I mean that.
― Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 3 October 2017 20:59 (two years ago) link
How can I see the other ones? (I don't use this stuff on apps for fb or whatever, sorry)
― Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 3 October 2017 21:00 (two years ago) link
thanks forks and LBI!
currently they're all collected at the top of this page: https://giphy.com/weinventyou/ , but they'll slide down the page as i add more gifs in the future.they look kind of crazy there because transparent images usually do, unless they're on a lighter background like in a text.
apparently Line (the Japanese messaging app) makes upwards of $250 million a YEAR on these kinds of stickers. so maybe after this last batch gets collected into more of an official pack (should be any time, i'm told?), i can reach out to Line to see if they'll pay me for some more.
― you = too slow (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 3 October 2017 21:09 (two years ago) link
These are awesome!
― emil.y, Tuesday, 3 October 2017 23:27 (two years ago) link
Still in a spell by man falling into car, I can watch that for five mins straight. #ivegotproblems #butiloveit
― Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 4 October 2017 00:05 (two years ago) link
― bumbling my way toward the light or wahtever (hardcore dilettante), Wednesday, 4 October 2017 23:15 (two years ago) link
Those stickers are rad as hell! The grilled cheese one is so satisfying.
― Fetchboy, Friday, 6 October 2017 01:38 (two years ago) link
https://vimeo.com/237568588thought you might find this interesting
― Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Tuesday, 17 October 2017 06:11 (two years ago) link
i DID find that interesting i now have a list of people he mentioned that i'll be checking out this afternoon, so thanks! plus i want to check out his other videos. it's a real gift to be able to cover huge topics like that in such a structured way. just really well done.
i'm not sure that he ever directly states that we're about to cross out of the uncanny valley, but i'm not sure that i agree. i have a really harebrained set of reasons why i think that's so, but maybe i'll see if i can revive your uncanny valley thread to elaborate because i'm sure 99% of ILX has learned not to click on this thread
sort of on the same topic, but i'm interested in making stuff that reflects back the uncanny valley effect, but using real life objects, sort of like this:
for christmas this year, if i can afford it, i'm going to try to buy myself a really basic photography/video setup with a white/green backdrop and some reflectors so that i can isolate objects more easily.
― Karl Malone, Tuesday, 17 October 2017 16:41 (two years ago) link
trembling plant fills me with a sense of panic
― Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Tuesday, 17 October 2017 16:57 (two years ago) link
haha, well the effect would be less intense if you could see me crouched underneath the table shaking the legs, bumping my head on it over and over again while running over to my camera with a lens propped up on a pile of magazines in lieu of a functioning tripod. i really need to get some decent (ultra-budget) gear.
― Karl Malone, Tuesday, 17 October 2017 16:59 (two years ago) link
necessity mother of invention and all that
― Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Tuesday, 17 October 2017 17:12 (two years ago) link
incidentally, i think that guy's thesis is that we are officially past the uncanny valley now and that the question is what do we do with what lies ahead
― Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Tuesday, 17 October 2017 17:13 (two years ago) link
my instinct earlier was that the far end of the uncanny valley is still quite a bit away. but i don't know, then i asked my partner what she thought, and she thought it was within sight, that there are already examples of digital creations that already fool us. and then i remembered peter cushing's character in star wars rogue one - i had no idea he was just CGI until long after i saw the movie. so in a sense, it already passed a form of the AI test. that would have been unthinkable 15 years ago, without some sort of camera trickery (like using a silhouette or having the character underwater or something). but rogue one showed peter cushing's character close-up, in good lighting, and with lines of dialogue. so the fact that it's been done suggests that other AI efforts will also soon fool the human eye. and that's just the characters - environmental effects often fool the eye as well.
so maybe he's right.
― Currently (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 18 October 2017 03:36 (two years ago) link
also a jacket hanging beneath a ceiling fan that i did earlier this week:
i might have to do another version of it - the original footage was pretty decent and then i modified it so many times that i forgot what was good about it, then tried to do a drastic salvage job at the end
― Currently (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 18 October 2017 03:50 (two years ago) link
Wuuuuut. Makes me think for some reason of this piece where the artist filmed a helicopter but the frame rate matched up with the propeller's speed somehow so it looks like it's just hovering with a still propeller.
― Fetchboy, Saturday, 21 October 2017 01:18 (two years ago) link
― Karl Malone, Friday, 27 October 2017 00:09 (two years ago) link
― Karl Malone, Monday, 30 October 2017 04:32 (two years ago) link
the second is called rows of clenching buttholes
How To Goodbye Depression
― Fetchboy, Saturday, 4 November 2017 01:09 (two years ago) link
I would like to goodbye depression, I will try anything
― Karl Malone, Saturday, 4 November 2017 01:26 (two years ago) link
― Karl Malone, Sunday, 5 November 2017 23:21 (two years ago) link
tbh there are worse strategies than the anus constrict plan. it’s its own sort of mindfulness
― mh, Monday, 6 November 2017 01:29 (two years ago) link
May I just say that those ceiling fans have been on my mind for weeks now.
― pplains, Tuesday, 7 November 2017 19:19 (two years ago) link
if you're jonesing for more ceiling an action i posted a short video featuring real LIVE FAN FOOTAGE here: http://weinventyou.net/post/166830543192/three-fans
― Karl Malone, Tuesday, 7 November 2017 19:21 (two years ago) link
― Karl Malone, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 19:13 (two years ago) link
Longmont Potion Castle
― gr8080, Friday, 10 November 2017 18:35 (two years ago) link
Z, can i get your magic touch on some of these? they're haunting me.http://www.nikonsmallworld.com/galleries/photo/2017-photomicrography-competition
― Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Friday, 10 November 2017 21:50 (two years ago) link
whoa, some of those are so cool! i love the granularity of the results. "In 17th place, we have..."
4th place in particular is a micro-nightmare
― Karl Malone, Friday, 10 November 2017 22:22 (two years ago) link
xpost i emailed LPC but i accidentally hit Send halfway through the second sentence. speaking of micro-nightmares. it's so weird, i've never done that before until earlier this year. two in a year! at any rate, it creates a panic because you want to quickly follow-up with the rest of the message. anyway, we'll see
― Karl Malone, Friday, 10 November 2017 22:28 (two years ago) link
a long time ago i was talking about making projections for a music video. it finally came out today! i made the projections for the ending sequence (3:33 til the end), both making them and also doing the projections at the shoot. it was fun! and nerveracking!
― Karl Malone, Thursday, 16 November 2017 19:08 (one year ago) link
Nice work KM!!!
― Evan, Thursday, 16 November 2017 19:12 (one year ago) link
bravo! are you working with an agent now?
― Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Thursday, 16 November 2017 19:43 (one year ago) link
hahahahahaha, noooope, that's for sure.
― Karl Malone, Thursday, 16 November 2017 20:49 (one year ago) link
you should be!
― Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Thursday, 16 November 2017 21:11 (one year ago) link
in happier news I've been going back and forth with LPC, it might actually turn into something! (h/t gr8080)
― Karl Malone, Thursday, 16 November 2017 21:13 (one year ago) link
when are you gonna show more art in NYC, pal?
― ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 16 November 2017 21:13 (one year ago) link
as soon as i figure out what the heck i'm doing / nevaaar
i do have a show in chicago coming up next spring, though. better than nothing! and i've been putting off making a "reel" for a long time because i wanted to include this projection footage in it. now i have no excuse, but hopefully it'll help me get some more work, too
― Karl Malone, Thursday, 16 November 2017 21:18 (one year ago) link
Ahhhh this rules! Love the work man, so cool!
Btw I tipped you off for the LPC gig too just saying :D #fanboying If that leads to something the universe will be corrected again and all will be good. I'm busting for you ma.!
― Le Bateau Ivre, Thursday, 16 November 2017 23:40 (one year ago) link
H/T LBI too!! :)H/T kurt schitterz
but actually i should not H/T at all because i'm not sure it's a thing yet. but at least we're talking!
― Karl Malone, Thursday, 16 November 2017 23:47 (one year ago) link
He got back to you after you sent a half-finished email. Deal is sealed imo :)
― Le Bateau Ivre, Thursday, 16 November 2017 23:53 (one year ago) link
just saw this - this is awesome news!
in the meantime, can i request something from my new macro-terror?
― gr8080, Monday, 4 December 2017 17:21 (one year ago) link