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Gerry Straathof
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Attends University of Calgary
Lives in Calgary
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A quick update on some of the things I have been working on during my brief 'sabbatical' 
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Working on an idea to add generative degradation to images similar to peelable polaroid images...

These are grey-Scott diffusion patterns altered with a video feed. A video of the effect is here:

https://vimeo.com/127996444

This is, of course, just a test.
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This yard always has nicely placed junk in it. I cannot tell if it is abandoned or just outside.
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Earth hour.
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A new show at Gallery FM in the ICT building at #ucalgary. students have created animated instruments that play when you press keys on a keyboard 
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I noticed this yesterday out of the corner of my eye: a pattern on a patio.
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DPReview is hiring for two Editorial Writers! - DPReview is hiring! We're looking for two editorial writers to join our growing editorial team based in Seattle, WA. Responsibilities will include testing and producing reviews of digital system cameras, compact cameras, smart phone cameras, lenses and other photographic equipment. Successful applicants will have have a store of solid practical knowledge about the theory and practice of photography, and a strong understand... http://ow.ly/306nm7
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From a mall along 16th ave NW, across from the University Hospital
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It seems quite windy today...
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Playing with a kinect and pico projector
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Interesting interview.
We interview sci-fi author William Gibson about his line with Buzz Rickson's, working as a vintage picker, and how the internet has changed men's fashion.
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So I saw these in #EVDS at #ucalgary
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Media Artist and Digital Technologist
Employment
  • Self Imposed Artist
    Developing several different projects to help rule to world..., 2011 - present
  • Calgary Copier, Alco Incorporated, IKON office solutions, Manning Park Resort, Pacific Business Equipment
    field & shop technician, 1989 - 1999
  • Manning Park Resort, Metterra Hotel, Hotel Arts, Kensington Riverside Inn
    Night Audit, 1999 - 2010
  • Banff Centre
    Media Research Associate Work Study, 2012 - 2012
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Currently
Calgary
Previously
Alberta - Lac la Biche - Vancouver - Victoria - Manning Park - Princeton BC - Edmonton - Camrose
Story
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I want to reinvent my world...
Introduction
I am interested in learning the poetic nature of photography, it's influences, trends and relevance in today's public society. How people see photographs is as important as how the photograph is taken and manipulated.

I'm also interested in self publishing, and the difference between periodical publishing versus blogging. I have projects which impose the behavior of a digital magazine on a webpage site for self directed work.

I am also working on understanding the notions behind self portraits, how people use them, and how they can be used. I feel there are narratives there which can become interesting counterpoints to typical self portraits.
Bragging rights
Member of the 2009 team Calgary Solar Decathlon
Education
  • University of Calgary
    CMD & EVDS, 2012 - present
  • Alberta College of Art and Design
    Photography & MADT, 2007 - 2011
  • SAIT, MRC, UofA, UofL, UBC
    1985 - 1996
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nosarious, nosemonger
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