Matthew Conroy's blog

paper collage

Sun, 2014-04-06 16:45

Paper collage, with ink-toned and gouache-painted pieces.

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paper collage

self portait with 22 layers

Sun, 2014-04-06 16:23

A montage of 22 self-portrait shots taken in quick succession, layered with code written with Processing.

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self portait with 22 layers from Matthew Conroy on Vimeo.

gravity 18

Tue, 2014-04-01 21:54

Another gravity image, this time with color.

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gravity 18 (287_2014_4_1_18_41_5)

favorite movies of 2013

Sun, 2014-03-02 00:43

I try at the end of each year to go through my movie log and pick out my favorite films that I watched that year. 2013 was not a good year for me, movie-watching wise, but I figured I ought to list something to mark the year. So, here are a few films that were decent that I saw in 2013:

I hope for some better films in 2014.

RPM 2014

Sat, 2014-03-01 13:20

Each February, starting in 2008, I have attempted to complete the RPM Challenge.

Some health issues, research, teaching and art class keeping me distracted from sound making, but
I got these things out this year.

1. Barber Pole Kind of Thing - 2:01 - An attempt at a Shepard tone. Not completely successful, but not bad.

2. Continuous Automata 2014 - 4:04 - A track created using a continuous automata to make the spectra. I still haven't hit on something I really like with this method; I guess I'll keep trying.

3. Guitar 1- 2:57 - An illustration of a crazy guitar effect I wrote in Csound. It is a quad-envelope-controlled-ring modulation deal.

4. Random Walks GoGo Dancer I - 6:22 - The product of two random walks on a sample from the TV show Dragnet.

5. Random Walks GoGo Dancer II - 5:23 - Another product of two random walks on a sample from the TV show Dragnet.

gravity (17-2)

Thu, 2014-01-30 13:14

Another gravity image.

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gravity (17-2)

distance function video

Sun, 2014-01-26 20:00

A new distance function video, this time in color.

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distance function (30-7) from Matthew Conroy on Vimeo.

distance function video

Tue, 2014-01-21 16:41

Click the blue title to see it bigger, with explanation, on Vimeo.

distance function - maximum metric, monotonicity measure from Matthew Conroy on Vimeo.

more gravity images

Sat, 2014-01-11 14:01

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gravity 14b

another gravity image

Thu, 2014-01-09 22:57

Another image made with lots of particles following certain "gravitational" rules.

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gravity 14 (384_2014_1_9_21_37_58)