Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Long Glance Media Presents - The Road To Sewell's Barn

"The Road to Sewell's Barn" is a fine art, music and technology collaboration between artist Bill Turner, composer Tom Salvatori and technology innovator Doug Siefken. Doug's CNMS08 Summit Talk on the convergence of art, music and technology takes place 9-16-08 in Chicago and will be recorded in HD and distributed freely thereafter.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Friday, July 11, 2008

color on black II

color on black II, originally uploaded by doug.siefken.

pure abstract 90 seconds

02/02/2002 exhibit Chicago - Siefken

One of the first ambient video events.

An early pioneer of the ambient video art movement and video painting is Douglas R. Siefken. His first public exhibit of the Fluid Stills® art form was sponsored by SONY on 02/02/02 at the Julia Friedman Gallery in Chicago. Doug presented three images from his VCD based “mask” series. One image “Geisha” was projected on a large screen while the other two were on flatscreen TV’s. These images were inspired by Irving Penn and Ed Paschke. Doug is a founder and Chief Technology Officer of TransLumen Technologies, LLC. The Fluid Still® Art Illusions are a new genre of art merging with technology. The art imbues each digital frame with the integrity of an independent artistic still that cohesively changes over time without any visible or detectable change as that change occurs, creating a serene, temporally streaming subthreshold ultra-slow motion video composition. This tranquil and harmonious art form obviates the visual noise and environmental disruption presented by some other digital art alternatives. Doug has a version of the Chicago Skyline series that was installed at the Hotel Cass, Chicago in August of 2007. The piece is running on an 80” DLP screen in the main lobby. In 2008 Chicago’s Mayor Daley was flanked by two images from that series on large screens at a luncheon.
TransLumen Technologies ( was founded in 2000 and applied for patents on imperceptibly different images or Subthreshold Extreme Gradual Change (STEGC) also called Fluid Stills® Art Illusions and the Pixel Shifter effect. These patents were subsequently awarded and additional patents filed. TransLumen creates and provides ambient video DVD’s, HD and custom installations. They specialize in ultra-slow-motion technology and video painting.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Cass Hotel Chicago Skyline 12172007 062253A

640 N. Wabash Chicago, IL - main lobby - a Fluid Stills® Art Illusion by Doug Siefken - 80" DLP Screen, HD 1080p

- installed August 2007

a discussion on the definition of Ambient Video

For an interesting take on Ambient Video check out this discussion/thread in flickr's Ambient Video ( Group's discussion area.

Thursday, July 3, 2008


mask II PHOTONS, originally uploaded by doug.siefken.

This is a Fluid Stills® Art Illusion derivative piece from a February 2, 2002 VCD image. This is one of the first known Subthreshold Extreme Gradual Change images. It is also one of the first ambient video art images to be produced on VCD and then DVD.

02022002 This is a derivative work (90 seconds) from one of three pieces that were exhibited at the Julia Friedman Gallery, Chicago on 020202 (2002) sposored by SONY. These were a VCD based series of ambient video art pieces thirty minutes long each. This is a fluid still. This is for the poet M.A.E. & for R.A.R. The art is based on photographs of clay masks. The text was encrypted then greeked out code of the actual algorithm - transitioning to the poem by M.A.E.


SanJuanPR, originally uploaded by doug.siefken.

This is another example of Fluid Stlls® Art Illusions imagery. This is a derivative of a one hour piece.

koi Eat Fish

koi Eat Fish, originally uploaded by doug.siefken.

Billboard or out of home advertising - a great opportunity. This includes evolving text. Fluid Stills®

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Flower II

Flower II, originally uploaded by doug.siefken.

(r)evolutionary Fluid Stills® 90 second image

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Chicago Skyline (90 seconds)

Chicago Skyline (90 seconds), originally uploaded by doug.siefken.

a Fluid Stills® Art Illusion by Doug Siefken, TransLumen Technologies

Friday, June 20, 2008

Beach Rocks

Beach Rocks, originally uploaded by Boyd Miller.

time is all - without time there is (nothing?)

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Koi v.01

Koi - fish swimming in water evolving slowly. 10 min version
- a Fluid Stills® Art Illusion
- TransLumenized video

koi (90 seconds)

koi (90 seconds), originally uploaded by doug.siefken.

Koi - fish swimming in water evolving slowly.
- a Fluid Stills® Art Illusion
- TransLumenized video

iceworld sightseeing tour

Very COOL!