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Flight404 – Robert Hodgins

07.24.07   |   Posted in: Art & Design, Tech   |   By: Aaron Frebowitz
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Geometric processing (aka proce55ing) is quickly becoming the next boom in high end commercial design. More than 2/3rds of Motion Theory’s extensive catalogue (for lack of a better example) has incorporated processing to date.

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The majority of it is in due part to one Robert Hodgins. Personally speaking, there’s a certain level of intent and control over one’s work that’s excessively frustrating.

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The design industry’s quickly becoming more about the desire for the unexpected, the random presence, the infestation of imagery that is ever-refreshing and all-inspiring. It doesn’t all have to mean something. So to put a spin on the old saying; think less, experiment more.

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5 Responses to “Flight404 – Robert Hodgins”

  1. Great motion art « Dustbowl Says:

    [...] Great motion art Published July 25th, 2007 Art Motion Theory link via Neublack  [...]

  2. Alex Jones Says:

    My brain just exploded. Awesome.

  3. Neu Black » Blog Archive » Whitney Music Box Says:

    [...] If you still think of “art” as painting, we’re proud to introduce you to your first piece of online art. The Whitney Music Box was created by our friend Jim Bumgardner as “a musical realization of the motion graphics of John Whitney as described in his book digital harmony.” In three minutes, the largest dot will travel around the circle once, the next largest dot will travel around the circle twice, the next largest dot three times, and so on. The dots are arranged to trigger notes on a chromatic scale when they pass the line and generate music using synthesis software of Bumgardeners own design. If you’re a fan of mathematically generated work like Robert Hodgkins Flight 404, the Whitney Music Box works on a similar principle, but adds an audio element and was entirely programmed in flash actionscript. When not busy being an actionscript guru during the day at Yahoo Music, Bumgardner comes up with interesting new interactive experiments which you can see on his sites including krazydad.com and coverpop.com. We’d like to nominate Jim up for quote of the year, because we’d die to see him walk into a meeting and tell everyone “Personally, I think utility is overrated.” [...]

  4. Neu Black » Blog Archive » Whitney Music Box Says:

    [...] software of Bumgardeners own design. If you’re a fan of mathematically generated work like Robert Hodgkins Flight 404, the Whitney Music Box works on a similar principle, but adds an audio element and was entirely [...]

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