Friday, 13 April 2007

Day99 Graz, Fidiciose and TrueSpace

Graz Gallery
Had a quick look at the Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kunsthaus_Graz) entry for the Kunsthaus Contemporary Art Gallery in Graz, Austria. Think Blue alien in an old city and you get the idea. I love the animated facade, which brings the entire thing to life like some kind of living sea sponge even. Having a multimedia facade is a great way to bring art outside the gallery - clever! Google Earth doesnt have a good image of the city, so I cant see it from there - drat. Also check out http://www.kunsthausgraz.steiermark.at/cms/ziel/4975814/EN/

[2 images from the Wikipedia page for the Gallery]

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TrueSpace etc
Both TruePlace and TrueSpace (by Caligari http://www.caligari.com/) seem to be very much in the Second Life vain. Though they may come at the same thing from slightly different perspectives, the end result seems to be the same - certainly not a grand new vision for this emerging tech area. They also have GameSpace which is a different animal designed for game developers (entry level) and could be entertaining.
I was planning on installing this and having a look - but I have been underwealmed and will skip it for now.

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Fiduciose
Decided to check out the work of Skan Srisuwan today - I loved the article covering his work in ImagineFX and the site showcases these same pieces and a couple more. His gallery on CGSociety (http://fiduciose.cgsociety.org/gallery/) is inspirational for me - I really love imagery like this with complexity and a real outward expression of the sheer amount of work (plus talent) involved.
Here are some of them for us all to drool over:

[images from Skan Srisuwan's gallery on CGSociety]

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