Archive for April, 2006

Flash

April 28, 2006

We had a teacher come to do a special session in our ‘Infografia y Multimedia’ class, she was great at explaining everything very well, and I ended up with an animation that looks like it was maybe made by a 7 year old! Oh well…

FAIL (the browser should render some flash content, not this).

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Christoph Draeger

April 24, 2006

Had another artist come and give a lecture today which I went to as part of my class. Christoph Draeger spoke English which was nice for me and his work was all about disasters, he built big models of disaster scenes and took photos of them and built giant jigsaw puzzles with thousands of pieces with pictures of disasters.
The interesting thing was him talking about how is work was perceived after 9/11 when these images were saturated everywhere. Seems like he’s gone off in a bit of a different direction to go make a film in Brazil…

A Man With a Camera

April 23, 2006

I saw the Russian Film A Man With a Camera today at the Thyssen Museum. It was billed at the beginning as being experimental and it followed a sort of freeforrn documentary style. I couldn’t really decide if it was just a Tour de force of Camera and Editing techniques (Which given it was made in 1929 wouldn’t really be a bad thing) or a film with a real story. Certainly it had enough funny parts like crossfading the cameraman in a giant glass of beer to think that it had a good sense of humor more than just a demonstration of lots of cool techniques which were new for the time.

Concert at El Doblon

April 22, 2006

You might have read my post before about the band that plays in the student halls here, last night they played the local Discoteca El Doblon:

Football

April 20, 2006

Saw the Arsenal match last night, was funny to be the only person who celebrated when they scored. The second half was pretty dreary, I woke up just as the final whistle went!

ExpoManga

April 5, 2006

So the other day I was at the bus stop and found out some people were going to ExpoManga. Later in the afternoon I ended up walking to the venue along with people wearing really crazy Manga constumes.
Anyway, the event was rewally crazy all the Manga films, comics, videogames, toys and the rest of it.


Photos: Outside the venue, Manga dolls, Nintendo Gamecube game with Bongos

Cherokee

April 2, 2006

The other day I went to a talk held by the Linux society at UEM (GLUEM.) A man calledÁlvaro López Ortega who works at the university for Sun talked about the Cherokee web server which is a project he works on and how it is optimised to work as fast as possible. I understood most of it since he had lots of pretty slides and used many techno words. It was great to see a mix of people at the talk as well.