Material Studies: Vacuum Tubes
Allan J.C. ChanFriday, Oct 21, 2016 - 09:57:07 am
Managed to pick up a box of Vacuum Tubes for a steal. Think they can become a huge part of my analog aesthetics and circuitry. Phased out since the induction of transistor in the 60’s, the majority of electronics included vacuum tubes back in the days. They are still relevant to modern day audiophiles as only the most premium amplifiers still Read more →
FYP Abstract draft 1 : Analog Future
Allan J.C. ChanFriday, Oct 14, 2016 - 03:33:46 pm
As we made the transition from analog to digital media, the quantifiable receded to the backdrop and everyday processes became more metaphysical and unknowable than before. This has shaped a new generation of instantly gratified technophiles.
My installation looks at more primitive technologies that first made us challenge and draw clear distinctions between representational sound and imagery and the material world Read more →
LED Screen References
Found some references purely base on of how artists deal with LED screens in an enclose space.
Aram Bartholl – Full Screen
The colours are inhabiting the space with the help of the white walls. I felt that it actually helps to create a coherent atmosphere in relation to the graphics on the screen.
Leo Villareal – Field
Both examples are screens that are Read more →
Fine Collection of Curious Sound Objects
Allan J.C. ChanFriday, Oct 07, 2016 - 12:30:56 am
The arrangement includes six exceptional exhibits from the world of sounds and acoustics. At first sight looking trivial, each object incorporates a very unique ability.
The magical character of each object is accompanied with a little story, almost completely concealing the existence of technical components such as speakers or sensors. Only small connection ports as well as the uniform black Read more →
Ann Veronica Janssens' Installation
Ann Veronica Janssens is a light artist that works with colour, fog and other materials to create experiences that help viewers to perceive themselves and their surroundings. Somehow her works reminded me of James Turrell and Olafur Eliasson as both also deal with colour, light and space.
Yellowbluepink is an installation from the States of Mind exhibition that experiments with colour, light and unscented dry Read more →
Experience of Colour
Colour, Environment and Human Responses: An Interdisciplinary Understanding of Color and Its Use as a Beneficial Element in the Design of the Architectural Environment by Frank H. Mahnke, Published by John Wiley & Sons, 1996
(Frank H. Mahnke is an environmental designer and consultant for architectural)
“To perceive colours means to “experience”; to become conscious or aware.” (Page 10) Many factors are involved Read more →
Continued Reading of See This Sound: Audiovisuology
Allan J.C. ChanWednesday, Sep 28, 2016 - 03:28:15 pm
Here are some remarkable scientists/artists as I walk through the history of sound and image making.
On Hearing Eyes and Seeing Ears:
A Media Aesthetics of Relationships between Sound and Image
by Birgit Schneider
Sound Figures (1787)
-Chladni created all these patterns simply by stroking a violin bow along the edge of a glass or metal plate that’s been sprinkled with fine sand.
-Chladni Read more →
Found an inspiring video on Facebook about the education system.
Couldn’t embed the video here because of file size constraint, so here’s the link.
Gestalt Psychology is the study of how humans perceive things in patterns rather than separate components. The word ‘Gestalt’ is a German word for shape or form of which embodies the idea of grouping or unified whole. Gestalt theory has certain laws of perceptual organisation to outline the fundamentals/principles of it.Proximity — Elements tend to be perceived as groups Read more →
Process: Week 6 and Audiovisuology
Allan J.C. ChanMonday, Sep 19, 2016 - 02:36:05 pm
For a start, some of the keywords that I rooted for wanted to be a huge part of my FYP.
From the keywords, I branched out to several more words for the quality that I want in my final work.
*3 keyword definitions from dictionary.com. The rest annotations came from me.
Since starting my research, I’ve found some great DIY videos on Read more →