The “alchemy of analogue” – University of Brighton

26 07 2011

Bridging the Gap in Moving Image (2009) was one of the projects of the University of Brighton’s Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning through Design (CETLD).

The project page has some wonderful quotes including:

“The alchemy of analogue working methods is more interesting than digital methods.”

The final report (September 2009) is available to download (PDF).

4D images

23 03 2010

I should have made this post on 4th March, when this email conversation took place. Dr Bentkowska-Kafel emailed me about 4D images: “…as 3D doesn’t cover the dynamic and interactive character of time-based graphics.” It was a shame that 3DVisA was only funded for three years. Dr Bentkowska-Kafel tries in her own time, to maintain some of the resources, in particular the online index of 3D projects.

Dr Anna Bentkowska-Kafel
3DVisA Research Fellow
(May 2006-April 2008)
Centre for Computing in the Humanities
King’s College London
e-mail: Anna.Bentkowska AT

Still-, moving-, and 3D-images

3 03 2010

Today at the University for the Creative Arts research seminar I was asked if I was going to include moving images. I was also asked, via email, whether I was considering 3D images.

At VADS over the years we have had many discussions about representing real world objects as digital images, and whilst you can have detail views, it is not quite the same as being able to rotate and view an object. I have been reminded of the work done by the 3D Visualisation in the Arts Network, and the excellent Computers in the History of Art conferences.

In answer to the questions, my focus is primarily still images, but I would hope to extend this research to moving and 3D images as part of a future research proposal. I am sure I will also find cross-overs with these areas which will be noted in the final report.