Project Identity: Our Journey in Motion

4,139 miles and counting...

Project Identity’s odometer is spinning like a whirlygig mounted on the windy planes of a Kansas field. As PI pushes toward the five thousand mile mark, a few milestones have already occurred – such as the 210 participating students, 65 portfolio reviews and the production of almost 5 minutes of rotoscoped animation! Professor Barany was also able to present about the structure and doings of Project Identity this past week at the Wisconsin Education Association Council conference in Milwaukee, WI. After the PI presentation, yet another program jumped onboard from Johnson Creek, WI. This now puts the new number up to a total of 19 participating programs across 12 states.
words.jpgThis image was generated by algorithms designed to pull text and words from the entire blog and look for their frequency and hidden patterns. A little photoshop application helps to translate this raw data into an interesting image. Combined elements, the text and imagery visually encapsulate our combined efforts during the first two months.

Presto! Here is what so many of you have asked to see, a test clip from some of our rotoscoped animation done over the last two months. I promise to add more of these in the future, but please bear in mind, that these are just clips – not yet woven into the final work and they WILL BE ALTERED. Sorry the resolution is being kept at a minimal level, this is being done so that others can’t easily copy or manipulate our work from the world wide web; it’s truly all crystal clear back in the studio.
Lastly, here is a video hybrid of the many artists who have participated thus far on the project. Some imbedded audio elements are included from the Geography of Self writing prompt that was authored by David Martin, and helped to start the whole process. Thanks again for all of your intelligent, honest, hard work that easily adds up to hundreds of hours invested into the collaboration; your efforts are rapdily starting to show.

In continuum,

James Barany
Associate Professor of Foundations