Thursday, November 20, 2008

Sport Art!

I was in the common room today, and a hockey game was playing on T.V., as usual (nobody was watching it). I looked at it for a very short while and thought to myself,

"If you used something to track the location of the puck for the whole game and then created an image based on its path, you could make art!"

...and then, just now, while putting this up, I realized that if you did it for soccer or some other sport you could apply some other attribute (colour, opacity, brightness, etc) to the height of the ball, which would make it even more awesome. Something could also probably be done by tracking the locations of the players too, but that starts to get tough, and very crowded.

What kind of art would this be classified as?

3 comments:

Terri

November 21, 2008 at 11:51 PM

can't think of a funky name for this type of art, but I did think of a platform in which to create it... what about http://sketchup.google.com/

Love, your techiful Maman

Malcolm

November 22, 2008 at 10:56 PM

Oooh, yeah! Doing the actual art in 3D would be really neat... but Pov-Ray would be much better - it creates 3D things using code, so it would work perfectly for something like this... all you'd need is a bit of code to interpret the raw data into Pov-Ray form.

Anonymous

January 15, 2009 at 8:51 PM

Ughhh sports are not art! no no no