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Films that impacted me.

Typical Corona facebook thing…

I was invited by Anthony Atanasio to post only one image – no poster, no title, no explanation of movies that impacted me. 10 days, 10 movie pictures. These were my films (I did 9 films and 11 on the 10th day… so 20 films in all).

Maybe Ill get around to writing a bit about them?

thOnk Album

I found all my old thOnk experiments on a minidisk, so I made an album. Its noise really… but weirdly good on headphones… if you like that whispering tickling thing… except noisy.


Hubs

I have recently discovered Hubs, a multi-platform VR world building framework from Mozilla.
Loving it so far and during these Corona Times have been pretty busy making VR meeting Rooms, exhibitions and galleries!

Heres some offices

This is a replica of the TASK/Transform offices in downtown Oslo.

This meeting room set-up has a screen where you can show desktop video or stream from your computers browser.
And heres Club Corona

Send me a mail if you want access to take a look…

L’Aphallie des Songes

After a few years, the French animator and artist Faustine Ferrar has finally completed her half hour film L’Aphallie des Songes. I have been on board the project composing the music and acting as a kind of films advisor. Since starting the project, she has really developed her own technique of human animation (more formally called pixelation) mixing both human animation and puppet animation. I’m quite happy with the music I have done for her, even if it was often done with tight time constraints.

Copyright?

I just watched this video about 2 guys who have put all combinations of 8 notes in one octave onto a hard-drive. And claim itโ€™s copyrighted.

Itโ€™s a lawyer and a nerd, so not 2 of the most ethical people right there…

But, to be clear, their stance is that copyright is stupid, not that they are going to sue everyone from now on.

I dont know what I think of this. On the one hand, iโ€™m worried that the human element, the art, is being devalued… again! Why canโ€™t humans have some laws in place that protects makers and creators? Also, itโ€™s another income stream for musicians gone, this leads logically to no performing rights, everyone can steal anything now!

In the other hand, itโ€™s true, as this video proclaims, that music isnโ€™t just melody and rhythm, how can you write down drone music, or drum and bass, and how can you differentiate between one blues song and another, in terms of notes.

Itโ€™s ridiculous too, to be in a situation where… in a legal battle (Katie Perry/Flame) the artist with the most YouTube views wins. Well, thatโ€™s not the way it was, but… you know…

But… I must say, Iโ€™m a bit old school, I kind of like that, as humans, we have a few strange habits, like art or jewelry or fashion or music, that are held dear to us, enough that we have laws to protect the lonely artist. However messy or illogical it might be.

Anyway, hereโ€™s the video

Let Y block stay

Just reposting an article from Nytid (New Time) in Norwegian. English speaking friends will have to google translate, or maybe i will do it?

Basically, when Breivik let off his bomb in the government quarter in central Oslo, before drive to Utรธya to slaughter kids, he damaged the buildings there so badly that the government are considering tearing them down. Thereโ€™s the โ€œHigh blockโ€ and the โ€œ Y blockโ€. The augment hereโ€™s is that the Y block is a fantastic example of brutalist architecture, and happens to have a Picasso artwork on the most prominent wall.

Y-blokka: Nasjonens tragedie