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7 years, 9 months ago Comments Off on testing a leptaxis element (prototypes!)
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testing the breathing mechanism of a reactive installation object…not yet convinced.  I’d like to see it on a wearable prosthetic, so that’s in the pipeline, although I’m not sure if there’s time to include the finished result in the thesis show… leptaxis _breathable (prototype) from christian.ryan on Vimeo.programmed in Max + uses a Make Controller,  […]

7 years, 10 months ago 1
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I saw Dave Hickey speak at the Nasher Museum last Thursday, giving a talk on the current Warhol Polaroid exhibit.  While I’m not interested in responding to his nostalgic ramblings of the New York drug underground in the 70’s (I think Anthony Bourdain’s snark is far more interesting, and without the folksy drawl and underpinnings […]

8 years, 2 months ago 1
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I’m the first to admit that I’d rather focus on my current wrk than try to fudge around w/ CSS all day, so I’m using the Evidens template by Design Disease.  clean, bold, ok.more interesting:  now that candidacy’s official, i’m about to start making more wrk…I’ll get around to posting more stable versions of current […]

8 years, 4 months ago Comments Off on recent wrk: prototypes, drawings, sketches
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since my last update in january, I’ve been quite busy with a number of projects. I’ve shifted away from, for the time being, working on individual “pieces”; instead, I’ve been focused on learning more programming languages + expanding into physical computing; making smaller “drawings” in order to gain a better fluency with these new tools+tech. […]

8 years, 10 months ago Comments Off on dance+off
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__//posted new wrk today – dance+offoriginally I wanted to reconstruct “iconic” clips from cinema in which the main protagonist, denied of any other agency, used dance as a method to vent their frustrations and as protest to the oppositional institutions surrounding them. the original cinematic dance scenes needed to be solo + private – as […]

8 years, 10 months ago Comments Off on …more than ever, hour after, our wrk is never over
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__//wrk log: from 10dec2008 to 15jan2009• revised/recut Architectural Animation project• built a new enclosure for the body//nes project. this one uses a portable DVD player and the screen is just 1.5″ larger; but because the enclosure is more cube-shaped and the scale is slightly bigger, the “weight” of the piece has changed dramatically. before, with […]

8 years, 10 months ago Comments Off on updated architectural animation
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I spent all day recutting the proposal for the architectural animation project. I had some new footage I wanted to add, plus added more text/description for the page.now to submit this project to more places. plz to enjoy:architectural animation __// project proposal from christian.ryan on Vimeo.

8 years, 11 months ago Comments Off on notes on Holzer
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Yesterday, r + I went to see the Jenny Holzer exhibit @ the MCA – and for the most part, I thought it a fairly successful showing. I don’t have time for a full-on review, but here’s my notes/impressions… _// for years I was sorta turned off by Holzer’s Truisms for one reason or another, […]

8 years, 11 months ago Comments Off on presenting _ phil morton
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So I’m doing a small presentation on a “pertinent or personally influential” artist for my digital visualization class (you know, the typical 15/20 minute presentation where you show some work/artist you think is totally rad and where the rest of the class is mostly disinterested), and I decided to present Genesis P-Orridge, focusing on his […]

9 years, 2 months ago Comments Off on I can has Arduino?
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my Arduino arrived today. first stage of the man/machine interface begins…