By Dan on June 15, 2013 1:03 PM
I've been involved in doing the artwork for Skytalks (Defcon offshoot, run by 303) for four of the past five years. In years past I have taken the reference photography so I've had a hand in creating lighting and composition for these pieces. My photos have been used as reference for original art pieces by Mar with (Dwight Bennett assisting on a couple) and they have created some fabulous designs.
This year the task fell fully on my own shoulders. This piece is the result of a reference shoot at Sobo 151 with Tashaya and Acr0nym. The original photo was subsquently used as reference for an original design on my iPad using Adobe Ideas. Once the original design was complete a lot of texture and color tweaking was done using varoius other iOS programs.
By Dan on June 15, 2013 12:45 PM
Possible trigger topic ahead, also long brain dump. Link to FB original post.
Disclaimer and intent: I don't know the accused in the following situation (who has confessed to the behavior so I will proceed without ambiguous language that allows for innocent-until-proven-guilty) nor any of the people whose boundaries he crossed. I was not there and didn't witness anything myself. This is a comment on the reactions of the crowd around those involved after the fact. Some of my reactions are not related-to and extend beyond the situation at hand. This is an emotional topic for me.
There is a thread that just took place on the Apogea group on Facebook about a guy who did a lot of stuff that would have resulted in charges had it occurred back in the real world. "Playful fun" he initially said in his own defense, "I didn't realize that people's boundaries were different than other festivals I'd been to". Bullshit on that.