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April 15, 2007 12:34 PM   Subscribe

Jason Eppink has taken Light Criticism a step further with his Pixelator.
posted by fandango_matt (20 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
cool--sorta like this (actual site seems dead).
posted by retronic at 12:57 PM on April 15, 2007


Suspicious devices!
posted by Baby_Balrog at 1:11 PM on April 15, 2007


I'm not wild about the idea of limiting other people's freedom of speech (even if it is just advertising). That being said, these do make pretty colors!
posted by SteveTheRed at 1:19 PM on April 15, 2007


This is very cool. I want to make one for my TV.
posted by Flashman at 1:24 PM on April 15, 2007


SteveTheRed voiced my feelings perfectly - all I can add is that it is a pretty good statement.

See also GRL's tagging a tower in Rotterdam.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 1:28 PM on April 15, 2007


Very cool, I think I might make one myself to put over my TV when people are over. Thanks!
posted by saraswati at 1:34 PM on April 15, 2007


I actually have of those for my tv - from Groove Tube (worst product name ever). It is the mesmerizing to watch in a dark room, makes gorgeously subtle and color tones and harmonies, and the design is incredible simple and elegant. The guy recommend making your own from high frost diffusion gel, whatever that is, for the outer shell, but mine looks like it was made with heavy-weight frosted mylar.
posted by tula at 1:51 PM on April 15, 2007


Very.
Cool.
posted by bru at 1:56 PM on April 15, 2007


"Case Closed" is a lawyer's take on what is truth.
Posner makes his case, judges it, and uses his conclusion as the book's title. It is free from 'on the one hand, on the other hand' or any such meandering. It's a case, not an investigation.

It's crap.

But 'Case Closed' is a punchier title than 'With So Much Important Information Missing and Given the Powerful Motivations on All Sides of This, It Is Impossible to Definitively Assess What Actually Happened."

That said, the Zapruder film is absolutely not a forgery.
We (I) can do image enhancement to the frames that were undreamed of (and also unknown) in the 1960s and there is nothing to indicate that it is a fake.

There is also nothing to indicate there was a first shot as the limousine turned, and Kennedy definately bounces BACK when he is hit (the spring-loaded back brace theory).
posted by hexatron at 2:39 PM on April 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


I really liked these - they're gorgeous.

I'm all for terrorism when you're outgunned. And we're all terribly outgunned when it comes to advertising. Plus collateral beauty is a nice side effect.


(We wouldn't have our delicious states of america were it not for our forefather's terrorism - "Attacking from behind bushes?!! I say, that's ungentlemanly! Come out in even rows and meet us on the battlefield...damn yankee terrorists.")
posted by django_z at 3:41 PM on April 15, 2007


hexatron, wtf are you talking about?
posted by dobbs at 4:05 PM on April 15, 2007


hexatron, they desperately need your opinion on the Pixelator over here.
posted by found dog one eye at 4:58 PM on April 15, 2007


That's very cool, by the way. I'm for anything that distracts us from advertisements.
posted by found dog one eye at 4:59 PM on April 15, 2007


Damn. Here. That's what I get for trying to be clever.
posted by found dog one eye at 5:59 PM on April 15, 2007


Surprisingly beautiful. I love this pixilator thing. wow. Will try and buy one here.
posted by nickyskye at 9:48 PM on April 15, 2007


For those spam pics in your mailbox, I've found you can have a similar effect just by using Gaussian Blur. No diffusion gel needed.
posted by Deathalicious at 4:46 AM on April 16, 2007


Also very similar and made with tea candles: Random Screen.
posted by suedehead at 8:35 AM on April 16, 2007


May I add: just similar, but very cool.
posted by suedehead at 8:36 AM on April 16, 2007


suedehead, That tea light 'pixilator' Random Screen light sculpture is brilliant! wow. It's so beautiful! I love the way it's made. Thanks!
posted by nickyskye at 8:04 PM on April 16, 2007


I ♥ culture jammers.
posted by Ogre Lawless at 11:42 AM on April 17, 2007


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