For a long time, I have been interesting in capturing the style of Italian master and other icons in visual art history in code and displaying it as a live camera view. It would be interesting to see the world with the eyes of these masters and will open a window into understanding Modern art for a lot of people. Below are 4 examples of such works, but more are underway.Read More
In the pursuit of truth, one often gets exposed to their own biases and prejudices. This is especially true in today’s time when everyone of us is bombarded with information constantly through our online news and WhatsApp forwards. The identification and verification of true news from fake one is a serious issue that concerns everyone of us. For the technologically unaware population, this issue takes new forms of evil. The blind belief in the information from the internet and an absence of critical reasoning establishes a trust ‘network’ that is very difficult to break and open for exploitations. Such exploitations, whether for political or monitory gain, lead to rampant unrest and spoil the underlying fabric of our society. Fabric of Truth aims to invoke a sense of responsibility and awareness among the audience by making them realise that in today’s world ‘seeing is not believing’.
Fabric of Truth lets its audience uncover various interpretations and meanings of truth, both in its absolute and contemporary forms. It also critiques those who use their ‘words of truth’ to mould the innocent mind of masses.
The process involved the construction of a semi-transparent screen to project our interaction on, writing the program for the interaction and mapping the skewed output on the screen. The tools used by us was Processing 3 and Kinect2 for programming and depth sensing and MadMapper for projection mapping.
Our interaction depended critically on the tension of the screen and hence we had to hang weights (metal poles along a groove) at the bottom of the screen. This also ensured a uniformity in the force that was applied on the screen. Please find pictures below.
We highly recommend MadMapper for projection mapping related projects. We initially went for the free version of vpt8 on Mac and soon realised that the software was buggy and had a shitty interface. Compared to that a rental version of MadMapper for 1month comes for around ₹3000 (~43 dollars) and is totally worth using and learning.
The fabric presented with an excellent opportunity to physically warp the projection surface and interact with it in a more tactile way. The screen served as a border through which physical things could not pass but also served as a corridor for the light to fall and express itself to the onlookers. The second image is the final interaction. I admit its not very pretty and needs more design interventions.
The technical implementation of this project are discussed here.
Special thanks to Ajay Wagela, Dr Jignesh Khakhar.
The outputs of the second week of Kinetic Sculpture under the guidance of Prof. Ranjit Konkar, Dr. Jignesh Khakhar and Prof. Vivekanand Yengaldas.
Team: Shafali Jain & Sarwesh Shah
Sculpture inspiration: Anne Lily
Campus life at BITS Pilani is different from other Indian colleges. This project tried at capture the various moods I experienced here in a duration of 4 years.
Panel partner - Vishal Chundawat
Juniors - Saket Nihal, Kshitij Kant
Seniors - Tanay Upadhyay, Anirudh Pathak, Sandy, Prankur
Ink drip effect
Inspired by the sketching of Kerby Rosanes, i tried to make the illustration of Deadpool on my Moleskine using pencil colours and black marker pen.
First illustration on my Moleskine.
Mediums are pens and Stabilo pencil colours.
One of my favourite movie character from the intensely engaging movie, V for Vendetta. The dialogues and plot of movie make it a remarkable movie to add to your watchlist.
Some of my favorite pencil sketches of childhood when I took drawing classes.
Black 4B lead pencils, A4/A3 paper
Camera vs Pencil, the Duality project:
As a part of my college's cultural fest, Oasis, these photos were presented along with others in the photography club exhibition.
Illustration: Rohit Pamnani
Editing: Shwetabh Sameer, Prabhat Gupta