Thursday, February 15, 2018

Don't stare at this GIF for too long!

I may have created something that is potentially a health hazard.

Yesterday I was working on some motion graphics for an e-mail marketing project. I wanted to do something interesting above the fold to catch the readers attention - assuming that they open the e-mail. It has been a while since I made one, so I thought I'd practice on a smaller scale.

My "practice piece" turned out to be about 50 layers, but less complicated than the actual motion graphics for the aforementioned project. That one involved some pretty cool transitions. In contrast to my practice piece, which consisted of moving multi-colored blocks. It is inspired by the classic game Snake and Tetris

Check it below after the jump. Don't stare at it for too long.


This video may potentially trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

I Have To Ask... Date Auctions

Why do some fundraising professionals still think that in this day and age that doing a date auction is still acceptable? 

I recently saw a Facebook event for a local children's charity. While I understand that it is for a "good cause" and I assume that all the participants consented to be auctioned off - it doesn't seem like an appropriate way to raise funds/awareness, especially since Des Moines has been identified as one of the top sites for human trafficking.

So, I have to ask...

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Google Arts & Culture App

An update to the Google Arts and Culture app gave a new feature that compares a user’s selfie with the company’s catalog of historical artworks. The app uses computer-vision tech to examine what is similar about your face to the thousands of pieces of art that are shared with Google by museums and other institutions.

Here are my matches, which I imagine what my Ancestry DNA result would look like.