Step Through Cinema With Stefania Rota’s Cinezoïque

A linear narrative through time propelled by the vision of other cinematographers captured moment by moment, conceived and edited by Italian artist Stefania Rota.

With a simple and elegant gesture Rota’s Cinezoïque presents humans, regardless of age, gender, or context, moving forward.

To enjoy more of Stefania’s art visit her homepage Minimal Baroque, view her other videos, and blogs where she curates The Nomad’s Way and Cronosphere.

She is also on Facebook.

Art Made During The Terrorist Attacks On September 11th 2001: AOL Instant Messenger “Away Messages” Collage by Pete Ippel

Flashback to September eleventh, 2001, I was just moving into the fall semester of my final year at Cornell University, when I woke up early for my nine am Spanish class just like any other day…My friends Cristian and Dan were already up watching the news as they were both from New York City.

That’s when we saw the second plane hit. Below are the reactions of my peers as posted on their AOL IM “Away Messages” throughout the day…

Get the full screen version: AOL Instant Messenger “Away Messages” during The Terrorist Attacks on September 11th 2001.

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Commercial Tools, Artistic Ideals

Assignment notes (from Marcia Lyons) 1999

Using Flash (4!) as your tool create an abstract experience in black and white that includes the 4 visual cues / navigationally in 4th dimension (feedback).


  1. Scale: proportion
  2. Negative / Positive space
  3. Movement / Direction
  4. Hierarchy –> Focus

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3D Internet Projects

Back in 2001-2002 I was experimenting with 3D Internet technologies. I was using Active Worlds in an artistic context as well as toying with Viewpoint and Cult 3D. The Cult 3D plugin works on Internet Explorer, and Firefox. Viewpoint Player works in many browsers as well.

The above is a model of a demon maped with my face and the sound is a distorted recording of my laugh.

Hook-Man avatar by Pete Ippel

The Hook-Man avatar I created to stand in for me in the online realm. He moves and groves, and you can make him dance by launching the viewpoint application.

This is part of the Active Worlds environment I developed with Marcia Lyons. We used it to display students’ 2d work in a 3D world, with schedued classes online. It was a precursor to Second Life.