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A New Beginning

Posted on March 27th, 2010 in Society of Stickpeople
With an emphasis on the conceptual underpinnings of this series, I reworked the Society of Stickpeople to focus on sustainability and the impact of what we build and how we build it. A New Beginning includes a video capture of the new interactive installation of the Society, which debuted at the Maitland Art Center in 2009.

Experiments in Digital Chronophotography

Posted on March 27th, 2010 in Society of Stickpeople
These prints are an attempt to capture, in one frame, the entire "evolution" of a population of stickmen and stickwomen. Experimenting with the digital equivalent of Muybridge's and Marey's chronophotography has led to these fascinating, mysterious works.

Society of Stickpeople Tech Notes

Posted on March 26th, 2010 in Society of Stickpeople, Tech Notes
The original OpenGL program was crafted to simulate a population controlled by finite state machines, using stickmen and stickwomen with simple animations to visually represent the unfolding dynamics of the population. Later, the program was changed to experiment with the idea of digital chronophotography, or a way to capture in one frame the essence of each particular simulated run.