The Passion of the Artist

Dj Spooky says that we have to choose what game we are going to play and who we are going to be. Socrates says that the artist is merely channeling some higher order or truths. Thus the digital/VJ/DJ remix artist opens themselves as a conduit to the millions of impressions and systems of meaning that have flooded our daily lives through the ever burgeoning and expanding network of media and information. The larger this body of information grows, the more pressure builds up within the artist attempting to refine such a massive quantity of raw material into a palatable and profound experience for the masses.

A video logo, the starting point for every VJ.

This was created from an actual video of a burning laptop…

ANIMATED GIFS: When still images aren’t enough.

Seasons of Love

(click to animate)

Sounds From my Day

Quiet Sounds

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Loud Sounds

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Red and Wolf

(click for the star-crossed romance)

Champion of the Shield

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Babelized Billy

This poem was created using the ‘babelizer’ on the website Lost in Translation (try it out!). It translates any text you enter through 8 languages and back to English again with some wild results that can give you new insight and inspiration about familiar language. Below is the babelized poem created by translation of original verse from Billy Joel’s, We Didn’t Start the Fire. The majority of the poem came straight from the babelizer with only a few minor edits for grammer and verse.

We did not begin the fire,

of which it always burned itself,

then who the world began,

of that fire of we, 
who are not, we illuminate within

Ignited him, but did not try

still to fight the birth control, “who” Minh, Richard

later face, BLOWING of the MOO,

Woodstock, Watergate, Reagan, Palaestina,

the TERROR in the

Ayatollolah in the IRA, Russian in “Wheel of
 Afeganistão de Fortune” ,

the restoration nonupdated of

heavy metal, the country 
of trusts suicide

the medical veterinarians without the AIDS,

the furrow, Bernie Goetz, HYPODERMICS in the BATTERY,

 under the cliff of the martial law

the Kolabaum of the PAPER the

I give the form that I cannot be more restoration nonupdated!

We have removed ourselves, we start fires

relative of the great measurement, always of the rotation of the world

we were the immovable row in a furnace indefinitely

we did not illuminate ignition, but that we tried to fight

It always does this, the extremity, the end to cook with the furnace of this later
world and to give return

We cleared the base for this, but this situation… we are burst.

Original Text

We didn’t start the fire

It was always burning

Since the world’s been turning

We didn’t start the fire

No we didn’t light it

But we tried to fight it

Birth control, Ho Chi Minh, Richard Nixon, back again

Moonshot, Woodstock, Watergate, punk rock

Begin, Reagan, Palestine, terror on the airline

Ayatollolah’s in Iran, Russians in Afghanistan

“Wheel of Fortune” , Sally Ride, heavy metal, suicide

Foreign debts, homeless vets, AIDS, Crack, Bernie Goetz

Hypodermics on the shore, China’s under martial law

Rock and Roller Cola Wars, I can’t take it anymore

We didn’t start the fire

It’s been always burning

Since the world’s been turning

We didn’t start the fire

And when we are gone

It will still burn on and on and on…

Eat Poop You Cat

A love story really

Sailor Moon Says: Daydreaming Rocks!

The End, For Now

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