Confessions of a researchaholic

September 21, 2009

Square word calligraphy

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 5:39 pm
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I spotted these unique calligraphic works by Xu Bing in Stanford museum a few days ago. These are quite amusing works. When I first saw these, I had no knowledge about the artist’s method, and thus the art works present an interesting puzzle for me.

But eventually I figured out what is going on, via the “hint” provided by the way the artist expressed his own name:

September 1, 2009

Waltz with Bashir

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 4:48 pm
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The phrase “animated documentary” may sound like an oxymoron, but that is exactly what I would use to describe Waltz with Bashir. I was originally attracted to this movie due to its graphics effects, especially on the masterful use of large regions of monotonic colors. What I did not expect was thought provoking storytelling, and I was thrilled to find plenty in this movie.

I highly recommend this movie, as well as the behind the scene bonus features on how the movie is made.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylzO9vbEpPg&hl=en&fs=1&]

July 10, 2009

DEADLINE post-it stop motion

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 2:25 pm
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Idea is more important than graphics in producing a good video.

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May 9, 2009

Vilhelm Hammershoi

Filed under: Imaginary — liyiwei @ 10:55 am
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I find a strange sense of peace and serenity in his paintings. See a related article in Economist.


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