Mari: another meat-coated skeleton that learned how to use the internet
im all about taking classes with hella early finals ‘cause now i get to sit in the library and watch things on netflix while everyone around me cries.
things that arguably make me a terrible person #478
wouldve been nice if people like my sister or my dad or friends of 9+ years could have remembered that i turned 21 today but on the plus side i now have the option of drowning myself in an alcoholic passive-aggressive pity party whenever i want :-)
Incredible Vintage Animated Gifs
Nearly 155 years before the first animated gif appeared in 1887, Belgian physicist Joseph Plateau unveiled an invention called the phenakistoscope, a device that is largely considered to be the first mechanism for true animation. The simple gadget relied on the persistence of the vision principle to create the illusion of images in motion.
The phenakistoscope used a spinning disc attached vertically to a handle. Arrayed around the disc’s center were a series of drawings showing phases of the animation, and cut through it were a series of equally spaced radial slits. The user would spin the disc and look through the moving slits at the disc’s reflection in a mirror. The scanning of the slits across the reflected images kept them from simply blurring together, so that the user would see a rapid succession of images that appeared to be a single moving picture.
Though Plateau is credited with inventing the device, there were numerous other mathematicians and physicists who were working on similar ideas around the same time, and they too were building on the works of Greek mathematician Euclid and Sir Isaac Newton who had also identified the principles behind the phenakistoscope.
Sculptures by Francesco Albano
Francesco Albano was born in Oppido Mamertina, Italy on November 19, 1976. He lives and works in Istanbul and graduated from the sculpture department of Accademia di Belle Arti di Carrara in 2000. In 2005 he won the National Prize of Arts-MIUR for sculpture. In 2008 he had his first solo exhibition “Everyday Bestiary” curated by Flavio Arensi and Stefano Castelli at the Castle of San Giorgio di Legnano(MI). Dovevaccadere-SALe (space art legnano). The same year, Turkish director Cansin Sağesen made a short movie inspired by his works. In September 2009, he had his second solo exhibition “Five Easy Pieces” at Ex- Marmi Gallery in Pietrasanta. In June 2011 he had two sculptures in in the 54th International Art Exhibition in Venice Biennale at the Arsenale in the exhibition”Lo Stato dell’ Arte”. In December 2011 his sculptures series P.I.E.T.A.S. were exhibited at the gallery Studio 9 in Istanbul.
im really looking forward to a class im taking next quarter about the cognitive aspects of internet usage and computer-based communication. there are so many things to be curious about! like the nature of constructing online personas, or passive aggressive behaviors as affected by computer mediation, or the fear of missing out (re: facebook), or this weird thing ive noticed where someone obsessively follows the internet activity of a person they hate. i wonder what kind of existing and developing research there is with this kind of stuff. the internet is an immensely terrifying place.
The reason I’m not posting as many photos is because I’m filming one second every day and it’s kinda dreadful for various reasons but here’s a 6 month preview that lasts 30 seconds. Maybe you could watch it maybe?
this project is a revitalization of one of my all-time favorite pieces, One Second by Cesar Kuriyama. i find myself applying this mentality to my life fairly often which naturally leads me to wondering what others’ most-important-second-of-the-day would look like as well. a quick google search taught me that an app has launched to facilitate this process for your average smartphone user and i couldnt be more excited. i love ideas finding new life in different people.