Panning the expansive desert, “American Totem” captures the mesas scattered across the beige- and rust-colored landscape but with an unearthly twist. Pillars ascend from their flat tops, reaching up through the clouds toward a pale blue sky in the short film, which combines real footage and digital effects.
Created by London-based artist Theodore John, aka mustardcuffins, the moving columns shoot through dissipating clouds as the sun rises and sets, casting shadows across the sand and rocks. As night sets in, the film speeds up, morphing the dark sky into one filled with shooting stars. Find more multi-media projects from the artist and motion graphics designer on Instagram and Behance.
An installation exposes the unpalatable consequences of an AI-driven management of the environment.
Art will guide us, not just in terms of perspective, or to think, but to help get comfortable with new possibilities. Art is a reflection of oneself.
“Since i’m on an AI roll this week, i thought i should write about an artwork i tell everyone about but have never taken the time to mention on the blog: Asunder, an installation that exposes the possible consequences of an AI-driven management of the environment. I discovered it last June at the exhibition UNCANNY VALUES: Artificial Intelligence & You at the MAK museum for applied arts in Vienna.”
A lifetime is an awful long time. That said, never underestimate the power of the vector image format.
These are highly scalable, visually impactful pieces of creative for your projects. We use them mainly for accents, backgrounds, and presentations, especially because they project so well. And by project, I mean we once gave a presentation to a prospective client as we walked outside a trade show floor with them, by projecting our presentation and proposal on to a building across the street. Vector formats work perfectly for this ;-/.
As society orients itself more and more with our natural world, I think you are going to see more art like this, really capturing the intricate and devastating beauty of what is around us. Nature is also the best inspiration for what is evocative and impactful in creative endeavors.
Agar plates changed the way scientists cultivate tiny life in labs. Now agar is the canvas for a growing school of art.