Iraq War Fatalities is a chart of US and coalition military fatalities that have occurred in the War in Iraq since the onset, mapped across the dimensions of time and space. It is an ongoing project that is updated regularly, and will continue to go on as long as the war does. The animation runs at ten frames per second--one frame for each day--and a single black dot indicates the geographic location that a US fatality occurred. Each dot starts as a white flash and a larger red dot that fades to black over the span of 30 frames/days, and then slowly fades to grey over the span of the entire war. Accompanying the visual representation is a soft 'tic' sound for each fatality, the volume of which increases relative to the number of fatalities that occurred simultaneously that day. More deaths in a smaller area produces visually deeper reds and audibly more pronounced 'tics.'
Iraq War Fatalities (via Bop News)
posted by y2karl
on Jun 25, 2005 -
(quicktime) is a minute-and-a-half film that was used as an opening for the 2005 Annecy International Animated Film Festival. Made by students.
Kids today. What can't they do? Making-of movie here.
posted by maryh
on Jun 24, 2005 -
's Invisible Cities
is so called because it asserts that what makes up a city is not so much its physical structure but the impression it imparts upon its visitors, the way its inhabitants move within, something unseen that hums between the cracks. This, however, has in no way dissuaded people from attempting to give form to his works
. One such example is the Hotel Tressants
, a building in Menorca, Spain containing 8 rooms named after and inspired by
various cities from the novel. Meanwhile, artists offer illustrations1,2,3
, installations 1,2,3,4,5
, computer programs
, even View-Master slides
, while intellectuals offer readings and commentary1,2
, and critical texts1,2,3
sparked by the man and his writings. It has been dubbed "The Calvino Effect
". Do you know of any more?
posted by Lush
on May 20, 2005 -
How Bob the Tomato got squashed by Barney the Dinosaur
Phil Vischer, creator of those Veggie-Tales cartoons gives a reflective account of why he did not
become "The Christian Disney". So why did Big Idea Productions fail while other "Holy Cultural Warriors" are thriving? (Maybe this guy was too sincerely Christian?) A shorter version of this Tale from "Christianity Today" magazine here.
via the spiritual center of animation on the web: Cartoon Brew
posted by wendell
on Apr 30, 2005 -
Flashcii is a tool for creating ascii animations. Flaschii converts image files into ascii art, and provides a Flash-inspired interface for building animated sequences.
Windows 2000 or Windows XP.
posted by crunchland
on Apr 7, 2005 -
, the Oscar winner for Best Short Film, is a canadian 3d and 2d animated masterpiece. I wish I could provide more than the material already provided by Andy Baio, but I just felt like you all should see this. It's the true story of Ryan Landis
, a brilliant artist devastated by the real world. It's also the story of his impact on the director. That really doesn't do it justice. Please just click. apology inside
posted by shmegegge
on Mar 1, 2005 -
showcases the animation work of various designers and directors. Even if you haven't seen the movie, be sure to check out the opening intro and credits to Catch Me If You Can
by Kuntzel & Deygas. (Flash 6)
posted by fandango_matt
on Feb 11, 2005 -
Visualizations of recent and historical tsunami episodes, collected by John McDaris at Carleton College. Includes large but visually effective animations, such as this NOAA visualization
of the global propagation of the 26/12/04 tsunami (24MB Quicktime).
posted by carter
on Feb 1, 2005 -
MGM animator Irv Spence's cartoon diary for 1944.
A cartoon of the day's happenings for every day in 1944 -- reprinted daily thoughout 2005. "These images are scanned from xeroxes an incalculable number of generations removed from the originals. Apparently, no amount of shoddy reproduction can suck the life out of these drawings..."
posted by Robot Johnny
on Jan 12, 2005 -
(8 min) is an Oscar award winning short animation piece by the Lauenstein
brothers. "Balance turns a black comedy into a meditation on human interdependence" [flash, click on last link at bottom of page]
posted by dhruva
on Dec 20, 2004 -
How many consumer products are so loved that users create elaborate animations to showcase their enthusiasm?
Only one that I can think of. (He has apparently had problems with having enough bandwidth to host the video, so you'll need to follow the "On to the iPod mini ad" link on his page to get to the mirror du jour.)
I'm behind the iPod curve here, because despite being a gadget guy, a music guy, and a (kind-of) internet and computer guy, I didn't get one until a few months ago. I must say it has changed my outlook on life, especially when driving, because instead of constantly cursing while switching radio stations every 10 seconds, I now carry my own radio station with me, and it never plays any songs I hate. (my first post, please be gentle!)
posted by centerpunch
on Dec 8, 2004 -
"I'm having a little get together with some of my friends...."
I found this bizarre and disturbing little flash-movie a few months ago. The first link is actually the second
installment in what is now five episodes. There's more (including the first through the fifth) on his site.
The music is phenomenal- bits of spookiness from sigur ros
and aphex twin.
When you're all done, there's an interview with the author regarding Salad Fingers here
. People are still trying to figure out exactly who the character is and where he's from. If you look and listen carefully, there are literary references, anagrammed names, etc.
If you liked Salad, you might also like "Hell"
posted by exlotuseater
on Nov 27, 2004 -