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Fri, 28 Oct 2005

A 19 year old college student who goes by the name of Joey has put up a site where he is selling pixels. You can buy pixels in 100 pixel blocks(10x10) for .05 cents a pixel right now, he just raised the price and plans to sell them for a dollar at some point. This is a pretty clever idea and an interesting experiment, so I had to get in on the action. I purchased a small plot of pixels right underneath the "journal" button at the top of the page. For 5 years I get a link from to my site, a little ad, and a mouse rollover. Currently is getting a lot of traffic and press including an article in wired. It is such an unusual concept its dificult to say whether it will work or not or whether it will be worth the money I spent.

A guy I work with runs a site called Lucid Pixel. He got in at .01 cent/ pixel and is a few inches below my ad. He is going to track his traffic too.

So I am tracking the number of unique visitors I get from this experiment. We will see if it is a lot of traffic or not.

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Thu, 20 Oct 2005

Webcam and Satellite Art

Dynamic Webcam and Satellite Art-"Kona HI" (click to enlarge)

Dynamic Webcam and Satellite Art. This is a collection of abstract animated art machines that sample pixels and draw an image while you watch. The engines directly sample pixels from source imagery downloaded from live webcams or weather satellites. They continually redraw and sometimes feed back on themselves by sampling the composite image they just created. I feel I am barely scratching the surface of what is possible in this area so I have plans to play with this idea much more in the future. Because these art works are connected to places all over the earth I have no control over them.

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Tue, 18 Oct 2005

Digital Art Guild Challenge

Digital Art Guild Challenge-"Canyon" (click to enlarge)

These are my responses to the Digital Art Guild's challenge to transform 3 seed images. The challenge is part of a follow up to the book Going Digital: The Practice and Vision of Digital Artists by Joe Nalven and JD Jarvis (Thomson Course Technology, 2005). You can try the challenge and see the seed images at


The artwork is included in a series of articles about the process and objectives employed by artists in the digital realm. The article my artwork is featured in is part 2 of the series. There are 17 artists contributing so far. You can read part 2 of the series here.

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Fri, 14 Oct 2005

Hilbert Algorithm Gallery Up!

New Hilbert space filling curve abstract geometric art! Hilbert program output gallery! A dozen or so large images generated with tweaks of the algorithm. I have been sitting on these images for a while but finally got around to resizing them for the web. They look pretty good for having been shrunk so much, some of the detail is lost but they were meant for print not web. I will have prints for sale of these images and more after the holidays. I think I'm getting an r2400 for Christmas, woot, woot.

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Thu, 13 Oct 2005

Persistent Wheels and Clocks m4a
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Persistent Wheels and Clocks (6.6mb) Persistent Wheels and Clocks Song m4a/aac format(ipod/itunes). There is a upcoming screensaver for this song featuring my art as well as an excerpt from this song. This track is a nice fusion of electronic styles with some guitar sounds, piano and moog melodies.  

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Tue, 04 Oct 2005

Song released on ebay
I Love You by Don Relyea -- released and now for sale on ebay.
I am testing the waters with this one. I composed this love song for my wife after she became pregnant with our first child. I have a decent quality flash player song preview here. I need to get around to making my own flash mp3 player soon.

Once again you can buy this song in hi-fi 192kbps mp3 format for $0.99 on my ebay auction.

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