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A low-res tour of single-frames of film from the inauguration celebrations of Barack Obama in January, 2009.


With these videos, I wanted to explore the difference between panning across and through the full information of a photograph when there’s an anthropomorphized digital cue (a hand), rather than the perfected, machine-like grace of animated keyframes in a Ken Burns film.

In doing so, I became fascinated by the amount of information available in a single frame of film. A high-res (digital) technology for exploring low-res (analog) information suddenly became a low-res (digital) technology for exploring high-res (analog) information.


(These videos are from 2009. I’m writing this in August of 2016, and I’m posting it here because the UI of YouTube playlist pages isn’t the best.)

MDM 20170118 (publicly posted)