Wonder Woman, Your Car Is Ready…

fabulous pictures of a full-scale model of a Subaru Impreza in a real-world settings. This is a literal wireframe. I love when art imitates technology… when art make you look at tired ideas in a new way. I wish I could see this in real life and not just photos. I wonder if it is just as mind-bending or more so.

Below a real scale model of a Toyota Corolla creating using physical wire by artist Benedict Radcliffe. I

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Back in the day when I used to invent video effects, I sometimes looked to the real world (or a chemically transformed view of that world). This video reminds me of the days when we debated whether the “jungle fever” effect would be possible with After Effects 1.0, where once scene blended into the next by splicing in ever longer bits of film and how to make time and sound first class notions.

Ok, maybe there’s a loose connection here, but check it out and let me know what this interesting art-imitating-art dramatization reminds you of…
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Grip is a one take, top shot videoclip with professional trampoline gymnasts simulating typical video effects. The video has been recorded live as part of the opening ‘Nederclips’ at the Stedelijk museum ‘S-Hertogenbosch SM’S (curated by Bart Rutten).” (YouTube)

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Ethan Garner has been collecting data on rents in San Francisco based on craigslist postings since Aug 2006. Based on this data, he has created a lovely visualization of where the rental market is hot (via information aesthetics).

Garner claims to have created this project out of boredom, while a grad student in biochemistry at UCSF. I don’t believe it. He’s clearly got a passion for coding, and with the vast amount data out here on the internet easily mined or already collected, this guy will never be bored.