Behind the scenes of facinating technology and artwork by Liron Kroll

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I recently had the chance to go to a Pecha Kucha event in Tel Aviv.

If you haven’t heard of it, it’s a unique presentation format that brings creative people together to share their work. I was lucky to get tickets as the 4 thousand tickets sold out within about 20 minutes!

It was a lovely event. One presentation in particular caught my eyes – an artist called Liron Kroll shared some of her work and I’d like to share some of it with you as well. She demonstrated a new technology she is working with, that transforms a normal-looking postcard into an animation when pointed at a camera. This video (although very rough…) explains it:


Another project I found interesting, was her way of depicting the reality that lays behind the “picture perfect” moments represented in family photos.

The animation is beautifully done. The first video shows a short clip, and the second shows how it was made:


You can see more of her work here.

Enjoy!

Presentations from the 2011 Spotlight on teaching and learning

The presentations from the 2011 Spotlight Colloquium about teaching and learning we organized at the University of Otago are now online.

Please feel free to follow this link to see the abstracts and some of the presentations.

This year, we also tried out pecha-kucha, which is a unique format of presentation, which is based on 20 images X 20 seconds per image. Presenters are expected to make their point in 6:40min, which is refreshing to watch (and a bit nerve-racking to present).

This tag cloud (made using tagul.com) represents the main topics that were discussed at the conference. Enjoy!

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