Anti-Trump Rally In San Francisco

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Last night, San Franciscan’s took the streets last night to protest Donald Trump. I caught up with the crowd a couple of times throughout the night and took a few photos. As the crowd was starting, around 5:30pm, I counted over 1,000 protestors on Market St. The group marched around the city a bit, then ended up in the Mission around 8pm. I couldn’t get a good count then, but it seemed like it may have been larger by around 500 more people (just a guess).

This was one of the largest protests I had seen in many years, but I have a feeling it’s something we’ll be seeing a lot of again for the near future.

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Yo-Yo Gifs from the good old days of GeoCities sites

Remember GeoCities? I don’t.

I mean, I’ve heard of GeoCities, but I didn’t really get online until 2000, and even then I was primarily just visiting the same 3 yo-yo bulletin boards. The only thing I knew about GeoCities was that it was that place with all the terrible gifs.

The Internet Archive recently launched GifCities, an online search engine to find archived gifs from old GeoCities sites. Feeling nostalgic, I thought it’d be interesting browse those yo-yo gifs and share some favorites here.

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My 10 most popular GIFs on Giphy

The folks at Giphy have been killing it this year and I’ve really enjoyed having my own artist page where I can share all my original animated GIFs. Recently, Giphy has started displaying the total views for each GIF, so I thought it would be fun to go through and pick out my 10 most popular GIFs on Giphy.

Mr-T


1,026,124 views
Created with Trixel art, then glitched using pixel sorting techniques.

Bob Moog


1,080,732 views
In honor of Bob Moog’s birthday.

Pizza-meter


1,089,119 views
An original concept design for our Sweet Ride video game. We later replaced the pizza with a donut. … 

 

Playing around with PixSort, a pixel drifting glitch plugin for After Effects

I recently came across an After Effects plugin named PixSort which creates a very cool and glitchy pixel drifting effect for videos and images. It was PC only at the time I found it, but I sent a quick tweet out to the plugin’s creator and he messaged me a day later saying he ported it. Whoa!

I’m still getting the hang of After Effects in general, but here’s my first experiment with PixelSort and one of my one tracks (which is a new song I wrote using my BitRanger synth).


 

What is “Pixel Sorting”?

Pixel Sorting is an algorithmic method of creating glitch art. The effect seems to grab pixel areas of a certain brightness or color, and drag them across the rest of the image. One of my favorite tools for creating pixel sorted glitch images is Pixel Drifter, which also allows you to export frames of the sorting as it happens, which makes for cool animations.

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Should I get PixSort?

If you like glitch art and have After Effects, I’d highly recommend this effect. Not bad for just $15.