Caleb Charland demonstrates lessons in physics and mathematics with his mind-blowing photography. Inspired by children’s books of science experiments, he photographs everyday objects (like matches, pens and mirrors) in ways we’ve never imagined, often using multiple exposures to tell the story.
The work exists at the boundaries of film/moving image. It encompasses neuroscience, vision, geometry and illusion and is designed to work specifically on the human eye and brain. It is currently being developed as an neuroscientific investigation into aesthetics, patterns and the sublime.
It produces a strong effect in many people — they are often completely mesmerised by the aesthetic qualities of the work and spend a long time with the work.
Unlogo is a web service that eliminates logos and other corporate signage from videos. On a practical level, it takes back your personal media from the corporations and advertisers. On a technical level, it is a really cool combination of some brand new OpenCV and FFMPEG functionality. On a poetic level, it is a tool for focusing on what is important in the record of your life rather than the ubiquitous messages that advertisers want you to focus on.
In short, Unlogo gives people the opportunity to opt out of having corporate messages permanently imprinted into the photographic record of their lives.