Double prismpod test video 004

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Double prismpod: test 004

Yuri Endo 2012

As seen in the first image, I felt as though the images that I could capture from above are slightly blunt and require a bit of styling. As such, for this test, I used an additional light source (a fluorescent light tube) in hopes of creating an cinematic ambience. 

Double prismpod test video 003

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Double prismpod: test 003

Yuri Endo 2012

This is by far my most favorite angle and setting of all. When one animation is played slightly slower ( or vise versa, faster) than the other, the whole installation became much more electric as if two prismpods were interacting with each other. 

Double prismpod test video 002

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Double prismpod: test 002

Yuri Endo 2012

For this test, I shifted the prismpod position from landscape (horizontal)  to portrait (vertical). As seen from the images above, both of the prism created larger rainbow effects than those from the previous landscape set up. However, when one prismpod is either positioned offset from or behind the other, the rainbow effects were reduced to a large degree. 

Double prismpod test video 001

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Double prismpod: test 001

Yuri Endo 2012

I added one more prismpod and ran several tests to see the overall effect. When the back prism is slightly offset from the front one, the rainbow effect was added, which resulted in projecting the animation observed through the front more dynamically. 


Slicepod test video 001

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Slicepod test

Yuri Endo 2012

As the first image shows, no image was reflected through the slices when seen from the side. Similar to the glass prism, the image should be seen from above in order to capture the animation. 

Acrylic slice experiment

Yuri Endo 2012

For this experiment, following professor Hall's advice, I replaced the glass prism with acrylic slices ( 50 × 50 × 2 mm, 24 slices ) 


Typography test video 001

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Based on the graphics I created in the previous post, I made a short animation which would play under the glass prism. 

Test graphic: typography

Yuri Endo 2012 

Prior to proceed with designing refined graphics, I run a quick test to see how typography look through the prism pod

Above is a test graphic consists of Japanese and Korean characters. 

>> STYLE 001  Japanese  
Three ways of writing the word Hikari, which is Japanese for light (or luminosity). 
A.  光 (Kanji/Chinese) 
B.  ひかり(Hiragana) 
C.  ヒカリ (Katakana) 
* Used typeface: Osaka 

>> STYLE 002  Korean  * Used typeface: Arial Unicode MS
Three different words, which I believe to signify light (or luminosity) in Korean. 
A. 빛
B. 발광
C. 불 


Project brief

Luminous Specimen from Yuri Endo on Vimeo.

Throughout this course, Independent Study II, I plan to focus on developing my previous research project, Luminous Specimen, a small scale installation piece utilizing a glass prism attached to a LCD screen. 

In the duration of the preceding experimental stage, my main focus was on generating the concept and creating a prototype, in addition to test various visual effects that can be achieved through a pyramid shaped prism from motion picture sequences played in an ipod touch. 

In this second stage of the research, my primal goal is to firstly, upgrade the actual content of the motion picture (animation)  by adopting elements of the projects that would be executed during the course, Emergent Media One. Finallyto regenerate the prototype for my final presentation at the degree show scheduled in late December, 2012.  

On that note, I plan to proceed with the following carte;  

A. Computer generation of motion pictures   
>> STYLE ONE: Symbolic graphics (Typography) 
>> STYLE TWO: Nonfigurative graphics 

B. Device and Space design 
>>STAGE ONE : Prototype regeneration ( with an additional device/function) 
>>STAGE TWO :  Exhibition / Space design for the purpose of visual art and new media


Emergent Media

Yuri Endo 2011

Thank you for visiting A:notes. The prime purpose of this blog is to document developments of an academic course, Independent Study II, in connection with my thesis project, which focuses on the properties of lights and the perception of space for the purpose of visual art and new media, under the supervision of Professor David Hall at IDAS (Hongik University). Please sit back and enjoy my compelling journey.

Reference: Yuri Endo thesis research blog >> Übernotes

Opiumblue research blog>> Emergent Media