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The Show….

So the show will be up and ready for viewing tomorrow, Monday April 27th. The reception is Thursday from 4:30pm to 6pm. We have been working hard all week in order to get this stuff ready for everyone to experience.

Ok, so I think that everyone is a little confused about what is going on for the opening.

First thing is the Twitter stuff. If you have a Twitter account you just tweet things about the show and make sure that the hash tag #gcshow is in your tweet somewhere, and then it will show up on the computer for everyone to see.

Second thing is the streaming video. I will have a camera up and running with a stream so that anyone anywhere will be able to view the show. You can view the show below.

Enjoy the show!!!!!!.

Community Easter egg hunt for the new generation….

The new Easter egg

I had a show in late November, in which, I made around 170 porcelain bottles and aligned them like the picture above. I haven’t known what to do with them, right now they are just sitting in boxes with no one appreciating them. A few days ago I came up with and idea!!!!

This idea you say, hmmm. Well this Sunday (tomorrow) is Easter, and as a child hunting for the Easter eggs was always a fun challenge with a candy reward. I thought of an adult version of this, that would involve some of this new web stuff.

So here is the challenge to everyone. If you are in Oxford, OH this Sunday then be on the look out for these little porcelain soldiers, and if you find them take a picture and tag the bottle as christian mclean, if you are using facebook, or if you twitpic use @chirn9980.

I guess the end goal for this is to bring back some of that childhood fun and discovery. Remember playing in that cardboard box for hours?? Well, just trying to bring some fun and levity to this world.

New Print from my drawing program

built with processing

built with processing

I have been dealing with a visualization of sound for a while. This one here is an image of what an hour at Kofenya, my local coffee shop, looks like. I adapted the pillbug sketch to “record” the sounds of life around me. What is happening here is that about 50 “chains” (stings of drawn lines) are drawn and follow a vertor path affected by the noise in the room. The noise also affects the size of each link, resulting in the varying line weights giving a us this image. What’s fascinating is the incredible variation of the lines weight, allowing the viewer to compare to amount of quiet and noisy times. I will be posting the source code and the application online, when I can get everything cleaned up, and also add controls to allow the viewer to be the composer of the random acts of noise. Please leave a comment, and let me know what you think.