July 09, 2007

Let there be light (emitting diodes)

  • The latest Diesel runway show features holographic fashion critters cavorting with self-serious models. [Via]  Seems like it would go well with this video dress. [Via]
  • The LEDs of the Nocturne installation use less energy than a domestic dishwasher, yet they light the length of the Queen Elizabeth II Metro Bridge with 16.5 million colours; makes me think the Adobe HQ-mounted San José Semaphore could stand a splash of chroma.
  • United Visual Artists use LEDs to create some really impressive displays at concerts and elsewhere.
  • Lichtfaktor paints with light, in the spirit of Picasso.  Click through for some witty, beautiful stuff. [Via]  It inspires me to fool around with Photoshop’s new paint-on-video features, combined with the various Lighten/Dodge/Add blend modes.  On a related note, see previous: Pikapika lightning doodle project; Graffiti Research Labs’ giant laser.
  • Tripping the light envelope: Japanese artist Kohei Nawa’s PixCell deer is festooned with glass beads, giving it a second skin.  More objects in the series are here.
  • Frank Buchwald has designed a pretty foxy lamp (with kind of a wormy-Matrix-sentinel-thing happening). [Via]
  • rAndom international’s light printing machine crawls the wall, leaving an impermanent trace.
  • CNET says that paper-thin LEDs are coming soon, opening all kinds of new possibilities.
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New Dr. Brown scripts for Photoshop

Adobe’s resident character-in-chief Russell Brown has unveiled a new revision to his popular set of image-processing scripts for Photoshop.  Downloadable from his site (installers for Mac, Win), these latest scripts buff up an already robust set of tools.  Numerous enhancements to the Image Processor that ships with CS3 are visible in the 1-2-3 Process tutorial movie.  In the Stack-A-Matic movie you can see an automated way to blend images using stack modes, as well as useful keyboard shortcuts installed by the script.  The core functions run in both Photoshop and Photoshop Extended, while the stack- and time-based functions work only with Extended.  The scripts are free for download.

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