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And now for something completely different: Here are some excerpts from a short abstract animation, made using synthesized light caustics. Most of the footage I made using an After Effects plugin called "SuperCaustic" which I developed in 2002, but never released. The last few shots are from a Processing sketch I wrote in 2013, which does many of the same things, but interactively and in real time.

https://vimeo.com/118210785
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Wow that's neat, Cassidy.
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Attention +Nina Paley: embroidermation alert!
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When he's write he's right.
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Some early test video from the latest app by +Gilles Dezeustre and The 11ers, PaintedCamera.
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totally want the 3d version of this for the oculus rift!
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Man, do I want to repeat this experiment.

Cymatic Soundscapes - Excerpt
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Do it at Burning Man w/ people as the particles!
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Nice shoutout to +Craig Reynolds in Robert Hodgin's latest project: http://roberthodgin.com/boil-up/
Experience a bait ball in the Hauruki Gulf.
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Thanks for the heads-up! I'd seen his previous Bait Ball simulations (http://roberthodgin.com/bait-ball/) and the new stuff is great.
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They had a professional photographer at that event in Madrid... what a luxury!
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Your goatee hasn't aged a bit.
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My new bike goes way too fast.
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Oh man. I want that app so bad, I might have to write it.
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Some footage I shot through the window the other day.

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Controlled caustics in the real world! These folks created a piece of glass that, when you shine a light through it, produces caustics that just happen to form a portrait of Alan Turing. Now that's what I call reverse engineering.

Turing Caustic in Sunlight

More about the project here: http://lgg.epfl.ch/caustics

(via +Golan Levin)
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I've been wanting to start hanging out at the TechShop and need some excuses to get my feet wet. :)

Another tip: remember in the paper, they actually rendered a 3D version using Global Illumination to test the results.  You could do that too before you use the milling machine.

And for general fun, you don't have to do such detail as a portrait.  Just a pretty (controlled) pattern would be enough to get excited about. :)
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I love the mission statement of the new School for Poetic Computation (http://sfpc.io/): "The goal of the school is to promote completely strange, impractical and magical work -- not the sort of things that are about building a portfolio for finding a job, but the sort of things that will surprise and delight people and make you think you don't want a job"

(Taken from Zach Lieberman's eyeo slide deck: https://t.co/XM0VE96ngp)
school for poetic computation is an artist run school launching this fall in New York. A small group of students and faculty will work closely to explore the intersections of code, design, hardware and theory -- focusing especially on artistic intervention. It's a 10 week program, ...
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reminds me of why I taught myself how to program.  I wanted to make an art form that existed as a narrative written in code that was experienced only on a computer.  Then After Dark came out with flying toasters and I realized that no matter what I did - it would always be seen as a screen saver :(  <sounds of muted trumpets and canned laughter>
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    Mathematics, 1988 - 1992
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