Archive | October, 2010

The Intergalactic Underground

23 Oct

I think it’s time to reveal the psychedelic videos of DPV’s founder, Ido Hartogshon. His diverse enterprises include a political (?) party, a motivational course for personal and universal Geula, a birthday party for the whole universe, and a series of commercials that explain why marijuana is evil. and most of these are psychedelicly documented in his funny and extremely good vibe youtube page.

and here comes an intergalactic transmission:

Advertisements

The thumb print of god

21 Oct

As this turns to be a week in memory of Benoît B. Mandelbrot on the DPV, I decided to post this video about fractals. Fractals are not just beautiful colorful shapes, but a way of thinking. The fractalic aesthetic has a message: You can zoom in or zoom out but everything is exactly the same. The world is fractalic, Feelings are fractalic, space is fractalic. The first time I looked at the sky and saw fractals I felt like I was discovering the operating system of my mind and the universe.

Notice that the begining of the video shows the video feedback effect that is used in many of the art work that is uploaded to this site by Samas. If you got a video camera at home it’s something worth experimenting with, it’s a lot of fun!

——————————————————————————————-

Did you ever wonder how your computers dream would look like?

well the Electric Sheep Project will show you exactly what they look like, check it out!

PIERS FACCINI – UNCOVER MY EYES // ULTIMAYA //

20 Oct

 

Combination spawns by Howard Quin

19 Oct

A really unique way of presenting fractals synced with some primal mathematical noises. This style has a startling cosmic authenticity to it, making your brain just ooze with multicolored sweat as you try and keep up with the show.

Farewell Benoît Mandelbrot

18 Oct

Benoît B. Mandelbrot, The father of fractal mathematics had passed away this week, at the age of 84. There are a lot of fractal inspired art going around and numerous animations of the Mandelbrot set, this one is one of the prettier.

Digital Psychedelia by Takeshi Murata

17 Oct

All of these beautiful animations are works of digital media artist Takeshi Murata. I think they express a remarkably pure psychedelic vision and joy in the realm of the digital. Especially the way they develop a sense of space and time and make us look at movement links the digital with the psychedelic.

inside a computer’s mind

16 Oct


Trying to imagine an artificial intelligence’s consciousness calls for psychedelic imagery. like psychedelic substances, computers and networks are technologies designed to expand our mind. As a technological artifact computers are perfectly logical and coherent, as user interfaces they try to be as accessible as possible; and yet the computer as a conscious being is completely alien to us. This otherness of an artificial mind is the subject of these two videos.
The Rez games are all about a hacker shooting around inside a super intelligent network, trying to protect it. the above video is a trailer for the game The Child Of Eden – the recent addition to the series. I don’t know if the touch screen is really an optional interface, but if it really is, this game is a real trip with it’s cross-consciousness theme and synesthetic approach to soundtrack design.

And here’s another view inside a computer, and a trip down memory lane: The 1980’s classic Tron!
The story is somewhat similar (a hacker fighting his way through a computer…) and the difference in the visual treatment in comparison to Rez should give you some ideas about how dramatically our view of AI has changed.

(Rez link: Corey. Thank you!)

%d bloggers like this: