Art on the internet often is a mere reproduction of offline art (pictures, videos, audio and combinations thereof) — that is different with this (mildly) interactive project by Nikolas Baumgarten, a young german graphics design student.
His homepage is a nightmare but with “Zoomquilt” he created a rather unique piece of art. While the idea itself is not new at all (I even vaguely remember having seen somthing similar before) this one is very nicely done.
According to his homepage the work is to be found at www.zoomquilt.org but there seem to be technical problems with the links on this page.
Although being quite a bit on the early adopter side, I’ve never been knee-deep into video formats at all. I can tell a codec from a codex, been playing around with divx and sorts but that’s about it.
Today I was asked if I could “make this video be on that webpage“. WTF?! Simply embedding an .mpg was a no-go right away, I hate it when people do that, it looks crappy and at least on windows platforms it is never completely hassle-free.