Archive for March, 2011

Basscamp: Boca Raton

Since Basscamp in Gainesville has been such a huge success and we are celebrating our 1 year anniversary coming up, I am finally ready to announce the new Basscamp: Boca Raton!!

Final details are still being worked out, but it will be held on a weekly or bi-weekly basis at a really great venue called Hooligans (36 SE 3rd St. Boca Raton, FL 33432). Hooligans has a proper sound setup and intelligent light system that will be able to handle everything we have to throw at it. We are still going to try and keep it primarily on vinyl, but allow digital depending on the artist.

I plan on having a soft opening sometime in the next month and then the next show after that we will be bringing in a few headliners to really rock the place and show what we can do. Since the night is still in its infancy, we are looking for people to help and share their passions in a collaborative creative space. Let me know what you thing would be cool to help push the limit on traditional shows. We’re been playing with the ideas of multiple projector systems with interactive sensors as well as our good old live painting and LED hula-hoops. Lets keep pushing the energy – you guys are the ones that do it!

So if you’ve wanted to do some live painting, learn how to graffiti, play with some new technology, or just create something crazy that we can share in a loving and constructive performance environment then lets get this going! I’m extremely excited to see what we can come up with.

Much love!

Andres Amador: Beach Paintings

After getting back from touring the north east side of the country, I’ve met many influential people. While I was at Rothbury, I stumbled upon a couple sitting in on the ground with a large array of postcards containing the most beautiful pictures of giant landscape paintings. These pieces seem to be done by either spreading contrasting sand colors and shaping by hand, or using large beach rakes to give the sand a rough texture.

Although I didn’t get to speak to the artist, Andres Amador, as much as some of the other artists I met at Rothbury, I would like to share with you some of my favorite images that I have found of his work. Check out the website at the bottom for more information about Andres and his work.

View the website of Andres Amador

Eyes are the windows to the soul

They say that the eyes are the window to ones soul. Can you tell anything about a person from looking only into their eyes? If you look deep enough into a person’s eyes, sometimes you can see the whole universe in an infinite strange loop of your perception.

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Lots of research is being done in the field of human vision and figuring out how each person differs in their own perception of the world. Below are some beautiful eye images as well as some of the first images of retina cells in a living person.

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“These color-coded images of living human retinas show the wide diversity in the number of cones sensitive to different colors. The image on the left shows the retina of a person who has few red-sensing cones, and the one on the right is of someone with far more red cones. The pictures are blurry because that’s the best the new imaging process could manage.” – Univ. of Rochester

As they took pictures of the thousands of cells responsible for detecting color in the deepest layer of the eye, scientists found that our eyes are wired differently. Yet we all — with the exception of the colorblind — identify colors similarly.

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Eye images by: Rankin

I also wanted to share with you a very popular photograph from my favorite National Geographic cover of all time. Some people have a presence that is you cannot explain. You can only feel it.

National Geographic Eyes Photo

Photo by: Steve McCurry

Welcome to the Flow

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Conceptknot is now ConceptFlow! I finally have a streamlined new site that allows me to easily publish new stuff and keep you guys up to date with current events and completed (and work in progress) client projects. I also plan on showcasing my academic studio art portfolio and some sculpture and gallery pieces I’ve been working on lately. Enjoy!