Friday, January 30, 2009

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Chicago art - John Hancock Center +4


Chicago art - John Hancock Center +4
Originally uploaded by doug.siefken

John Hancock Center, Water Tower Place, Park Hyatt, Palmolive Building and 900 North Michicagan Ave. Things are looking up!

Photo tip - Squeeze the shutter button

Don't jab, push, click or snap - squeeeeeeze it slowly.

nite & day Chicago + fog


nite & day Chicago + fog
Originally uploaded by doug.siefken

composit image - a foggy night and a clear day in Chicago.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Monday, January 19, 2009

Chicago - "night bean"


Chicago - "night bean"
Originally uploaded by doug.siefken

08222008 - 10 exposure HDR of the "Cloud Gate" by Anish Kapoor - after the New Media presentation in the Chicago Millennium Park Pritzker Pavillion that included Jose Francisco Salgado's imagery. see also > flickr.com/photos/siefken/2790772320/in/photostream/

mask II PHOTONS


mask II PHOTONS
Originally uploaded by doug.siefken

02022002 This is a derivative work (90 seconds) from one of three pieces that were exhibited at the Julia Friedman Gallery, Chicago on 020202 (2002) sposored by SONY. These were a VCD based series of ambient video art pieces thirty minutes long each. This is a fluid still. This is for the poet M.A.E. & for R.A.R. The art is based on photographs of clay masks. The text was encrypted then greeked out code of the actual algorithm - transitioning to the poem by M.A.E. Ambient Video: mask II PHOTONS

Chicago New Media Summit 2008 (The Chicago Convergence)

Ambient Video Art, Doug Siefken, Translumen Technologies

From: summit08,
3 months ago





The Talk: Doug Siefken will describe Ambient Video Art as an emergent art movement. He will show ambient art examples conveying how video art combined with technology can be appreciated on the proliferation of digital canvasses. The depth of this art expression transcends both the temporal spectrum as well as the visual. Doug will explore how technology contributes to bridging art video and stills that combine with the environment to create a non-disruptive art form.



SlideShare Link

Exlpore IT - 34


Exlpore IT - 34
Originally uploaded by doug.siefken

1. Chicago - Randolph St. bridge looking toward Washinton St. bridge. - and a lot of ice! 01162009, 2. Chicago -- an -- American Gothic - God Bless America - a "Tribune" to America -- Wood-Johnson-Siefken, 3. Chicago, Navy Pier and Lake Michigan - ice, cold and snow - HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!!!, 4. Long Glance Media Presents - The Road To Sewell's Barn, 5. Chicago - Holst "The Planets", 6. Chicago Air & Water Show 2008 - 4 days in 90 seconds - Blue Angels jets and the invisible "stealth bomber" airplane, 7. Blue Angels 08 - Chicago Air and Water Show 2008 going inverted and in formation, 8. MCA - heart of gold - Chicago - fluid still image,

9. Chicago Loop SEVERE storm with lightning strikes and thunder, 10. Chicago Loop lightning strike, 11. Chicago - water under the bridge, 12. Chicago - Navy Pier fireworks - last 5 minutes, 13. 62 minute walk - flickrized (90 seconds) & audio, 14. Chicago Venetian Night - sunrise 2008 - with audio, 15. Ambient - Botanicals & FLUID glass, 16. Australia’s Strange Fruit @ Millennium Park with audio track,

17. Australia’s Strange Fruit @ Millennium Park, 18. to the city on the "EL", 19. color on black II, 20. mask II PHOTONS, 21. munich URLart, 22. SanJuanPR, 23. Flower II, 24. Chicago - my inner bean,

25. Chicago sunset - Park Hyatt, 26. Chicago Skyline - fog, 27. Foggy Chicago @ Chicago & Michigan Ave., 28. curtains 90 sec loop, 29. Chicago Skyline #2 (90sec loop), 30. koi (90 sec looped), 31. koi (90 seconds), 32. Chicago Skyline (90 seconds),

33. Chicago fog, 34. Chicago Night

Photo Tip - Rule of thirds

Use the rule of thirds as a starting point for composition - and go from there.



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rule_of_thirds

Saturday, January 17, 2009

a Chicago winter sunset 01162009


a Chicago winter sunset 01162009
Originally uploaded by doug.siefken

South view of the Chicago Loop and Mag Mile.

Chicago River


Chicago River
Originally uploaded by doug.siefken

raised drawbridge - looking West
see also - http://flickr.com/photos/siefken/3201487077/

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Chicago Night


Chicago Night
Originally uploaded by doug.siefken

Chicago @ nite from the John Hancock Center

Data Overload

For the first time in history we can experience data overload on a massive scale. The design of the human computer interface is now one of the most critical aspects of software design.

Long Glance Media Presents - The Road To Sewell's Barn



Long Glance Media Presents - The Road To Sewell's Barn
Originally uploaded by doug.siefken

"The Road to Sewell's Barn" is a fine art, music and technology collaboration between artist Bill Turner, composer Tom Salvatori and technology innovator Doug Siefken. Doug's CNMS08 Summit Talk on the convergence of art, music and technology took place 9-16-08 in Chicago and was recorded in HD. links to explore -
flickr.com/groups/ambient_video/discuss/
ambientvideo.blogspot.com/ or
www.longglancemedia.com/ or
chicagonewmediasummit.ning.com/

Chicago -- an -- American Gothic - God Bless America - a "Tribune" to America -- Wood-Johnson-Siefken


Chicago -- an -- American Gothic - God Bless America - a "Tribune" to America -- Wood-Johnson-Siefken
Originally uploaded by doug.siefken

Michigan Ave. & the Chicago River - Sculptor J. Seward Johnson’s 25-foot tall “God Bless America,” his tribute to artist Grant Wood’s “American Gothic,” overlooks Michigan Avenue anchoring the Magnificent Mile at the river. The Tribune Tower is a neo-Gothic design style of architecture.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Ambient - Botanicals & FLUID glass


Ambient - Botanicals & FLUID glass
Originally uploaded by doug.siefken

Chicago & glass flowers (Dale Chihuly) - Garfield Park Conservatory - FUNKY Hawaiian undertones - fluid still image - ultra slo-motion

01062009 a "fire and ice" Chicago night in the winter wonder land.


01062009 a "fire and ice" Chicago night in the winter wonder land.
Originally uploaded by doug.siefken

This is a false color & multi-exposure image with additional post processing of a light night snow in Chicago on 01062009.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Chicago, Navy Pier and Lake Michigan - ice, cold and snow - HAPPYHOLIDAYS!!!!!

Winter frozen lake - ice and snow 12202008 - 0 degrees Fahrenheit - cold, white and windy - snow for the holidays! There is a snowman in the upper right -- (just kidding). Brought to you from the land and state of Lincoln and Obama plus the city of Obama. - our (the USA's) two greatest presidents? - and the home of the 2016 Olympics.
published to - www.chicagopublicradio.org/graphics/flickr/20081226iceand... "as cold as ice"

888 = August 8, 2008, 8-8-8, 8/8/8, 8.8.8, 08.08.08, 08082008 or 080808 - morning, Chicago Loop - HDR - flickr888 Day or flickr Day 24 hrs.

flickr 888 - just another beautiful day in Chicago! August 8, 2008 - enjoy!
This was my first photo of the day and also one of the first 888 images into the fiickr888 pool - but no cool number. The 8th was also the opening day of the Olymipic Games in Beijing, China.
- and an awesome day for flickr.

Chicago Skyline - trailing storm clouds

07122008- clouds & lite fog following last nite's storms

Chicago looking east

07192008 4:45pm - the fog rolls in - sailboat in upper left center - clouds on top - before dusk & before nite - best viewed BIG.