Animated Shorts; Interdisciplinary Collaborations

Wire wrapped around a mushroom

Ian Butterfield,  Art and Technology - concept, storyboards, modeling, animation, lighting, compositing
David Idemoto, CSE - particles, animation, layout
Jenny Macy, Department of design - additional modeling

Desolate landscape with wiresWires around telephone poll

As the viewer enters a forest of telephone poles, sound crackles and travels across transfomers to wires. Organic versus man-made transmission is intertwined. It becomes apparent that our inorganic modes of communication have grown increasingly busy and tangled.

For more information: http://accad.osu.edu/~ibutterf/yank/ [Coming Soon!]

Completed in 2002.

Wire wrapped around a mushroomTelephone poll with wires