Monday, April 06, 2020

Virus World

Whilst the Coronavirus is occupying a lot of our time, here is another drawing inspired (if that's the right word) by it. This & the previous drawing might be part of a series, not sure at this point. In the meantime, stay safe & healthy.

Virus World, 2020, brush & ink on paper, 14" x 11"

Sunday, April 05, 2020

Mask (the Silent Scream)

Here is another new drawing, inspired by the current situation we're all living through...

Mask (the Silent Scream), 2010, brush & ink on paper, 14" x 11"

The Ancient

I haven't been drawing much recently, having devoted myself primarily to computer-related activities; augmented reality & so on. But, here is a new ink drawing on an old theme, from today:

The Ancient, 2020, brush & ink on paper, 14" x 11"

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

New World City prototype in Unity

Here is a screen grab from my computer where I'm assembling this early version of New World City, an intended large-scale public AR (augmented reality) art installation. The basic idea is of a Utopian city inside a bubble, suffused with positive energy (warmth, humanity, love, stars, etc) & hovering in the sky above us, just out of (or in) reach.

As you can see, I'm building it inside the software package called Unity (the name itself conjures up ideas of human cooperation), having built most of the individual parts in Blender, the 3D modeling program. The double-helix tower near the front is new, having been built specifically for this project by my daughter Lizzie. I'm hoping to gradually replace the more geometric & "computer graphics" -type buildings with more organic forms, possibly sculpted by myself & then scanned into digital format. Previous attempts at 3D scanning have not been stellar, but I'm hoping that with work, we can improve that side of things.

Unity screen grab (PC) with New World City

Monday, March 30, 2020

New World City triptych

Here is a montage of screen grabs from an Android device of the prototype of New World City, which is intended to be a large-scale augmented reality installation. Not sure when this will happen given the current global situation, but I'm working on it in Unity right now. The individual buildings were made in Blender with my developing skills. More to follow when it happens.

New World City AR montage of screen grabs

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Bokete with Sins

As far as I can tell, "bokete" means "jokes", the singular is apparently "bokeh". I found these on a Japanese web page. Google translate did its best, but might have missed some nuances...

These are probably hilarious in the original language

Thursday, March 12, 2020

PsycheAR on the App Store

Just a note to say it's available. It may only work in Mesa AZ (I'll have to check on that & update this). Unfortunately, the Emerge Festival 2020 for which it was created has been postponed due to COVID19 concerns.

Just search the App Store for "PsycheAR". It's free to download & use. That is all.

(Or use this link: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/psychear/id1502035232?ls=1)

App Store screen grabs

Manna From Psyche AR tabletop edition

Here is a handy sized version of the giant AR installation intended for Emerge Festival 2020 in Mesa, AZ. Unfortunately the festival has been postponed due to Coronavirus concerns, but Psyche will live on...

Manna From Psyche, 2020, augmented reality
This is marker-based AR -- the Meteor Studio sticker is the visual cue that activates the digital overlay. Thanks to Robert LiKamWa and Aashiq Shaikh from Meteor Studio with all their invaluable help and input on this.

And Now in Russian...

I found this via a reverse image search (my 7 Deadly Sins drawings). I have no idea what it says.


Monday, March 09, 2020

Manna From Psyche short video

Here is a video we shot on an iPhone 7 the other day in Mesa, Arizona, outside the Mesa Arts Center where the forthcoming Emerge Festival will be held. The video is merely a demonstration of how the AR (augmented reality) piece will work & is not very polished. However, I think it gives a pretty good idea of what it will look like. More images coming soon.


Monday, February 24, 2020

New World City

This is a new drawing/study for a potential forthcoming AR (augmented reality) project. I have several of those in production, and they will be featured on this blog when they are ready, hopefully soon. More anon.

New World City, 2020, brush & ink on paper, 14" x 11".

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Sneak peek AR project

Here is a teaser for my next intended AR (augmented reality) project. Early days yet & this may change in the process (it most likely will)...


Thursday, October 31, 2019

New Babel AR Official Launch & Salon

Hot off the presses, the official New Babel AR launch flyer (both sides) including handy QR codes. You do have to be in Union Sq. New York to be able to see the installation (having previously downloaded the appropriate app to your phone). New Babel is the first in a series of large-scale, site-specific augmented reality installations, mostly dealing with social issues.



Friday, October 04, 2019

New Babel QR code for iOS App

Here it is at last:

QR code for NewBabel iOS App
Or use this link: https://apps.apple.com/app/id1481288714

New Babel AR poster & flyer

Here are the promotional items produced by Maya Georgieva & the XReality Center at the New School in NYC to promote the New Babel AR installation/activation:

New Babel AR flyer

New Babel AR poster
App links
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.TheNewSchool.NewBabel
iOS: https://apps.apple.com/app/id1481288714