An Artist’s Perspective On: From Paper to Pixels

September 25th, 2013 by Rosie

Last week Infrared5 held the first annual ‘From Paper to Pixels’ (FP2P), an art show featuring ten pairings of traditional and new media artists, working collaboratively to create one-of-a-kind interactive experiences. I had the honor of experiencing the show as both an artist involved and an employee at Infrared5.

Several months ago, Rebecca Allen told me that she had an exciting idea for a show she wanted to curate. The potential for collaboration between traditional artists and developers seemed endless. Rebecca has a unique capacity to see potential in others, and I feel that FP2P was a perfect venue for that ability. I was thrilled to be paired with Aaron Artessa, our Art Director at Infrared5. Aaron and I have had many conversations about the experience of living with chronic pain, and I knew he would be uniquely qualified to work on this project with me. After only a brief exchange about how I think of my images, Aaron created an incredible interactive experience by rendering my figure as a touch screen experience. As you push the trigger points represented by triangles on the figure, energy expands revealing its path throughout the body. The more trigger points you engage, the more agitated the figure becomes; speaking to the cognitive effects of undergoing chronic pain.

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IR-top-5 Design and Development Tools

September 13th, 2013 by Adam Doucette

Here at Infrared5, we like to share our knowledge and insights on what is the latest and greatest in the world around us. We are starting a new monthly feature on the Infrared5 blog, our IR-top-5 (yeah I know…so clever). We will poll our team on certain topics and give them free rain to share their individual 2 cents on the topic. It could range from top-5 MMO games to top-5 IPA’s. To kick things off, I asked our team of Developers and Designers to share their picks for tools they are currently using which help work better. Besides pretty much getting an auto-reply from everyone with the word “BEER” in it (yes, in caps), here are what the Infrared5 team had to share about the top-5 design and development tools.

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“From Paper to Pixels” interview featured on Intel blog

September 5th, 2013 by Adam Doucette

Recently our own Rebecca Allen, CEO and Creative Director at Infrared5, was featured in an interview by Wendy Boswell of Intel to discuss perceptual computing and the upcoming From Paper to Pixels event. Also featured in the post are two of the artists participating in this year’s event Anna Kristina Goransson and Rob Gonsalves. Follow the link and stay tuned for more details regarding the event, which will be held on September 21 & 22 here at the Infrared5 offices from the hours of 11:00 – 6:00.

Check out what Rebecca had to say!

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