Perspectives / Large Children's Blocks photo request

Perspectives / Large Children's Blocks photo request

Postby onemandown » Fri Sep 09, 2011 6:24 pm

In years past flickr provided a good outlet for us to see the pictures other's took of the art. Unfortunately, in the age of facebook the photos are less likely to surface so we are asking anyone with fun or interesting pictures of the perspective blocks or people interacting with the blocks to send them to us, if you are willing.

You can send them to: trey@onemandown.com

Thanks in advance,

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Re: Perspectives / Large Children's Blocks photo request

Postby junglesmacks » Fri Sep 09, 2011 6:55 pm

Your post jogged my memory that I had seen this picture in the Phoenix New Times slideshow..

http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/slidesho ... 102846/10/

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Re: Perspectives / Large Children's Blocks photo request

Postby onemandown » Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:22 pm

thank you for sharing
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Re: Perspectives / Large Children's Blocks photo request

Postby deutlich » Tue Sep 20, 2011 3:35 pm

Here's one from the new set of photos just posted by Purrjian in the other thread

http://www.flickr.com/photos/71419960@N00/6133713579/in/set-72157627535001305/

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Re: Perspectives / Large Children's Blocks photo request

Postby onemandown » Wed Sep 28, 2011 1:45 pm

much appreciated.
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Re: Perspectives / Large Children's Blocks photo request

Postby junglesmacks » Wed Sep 28, 2011 4:28 pm

Can I ask how you figured out or what your formula was for figuring out the proper size of the blocks for the relative distance from the viewer to make them all appear similarly sized?

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Re: Perspectives / Large Children's Blocks photo request

Postby gaminwench » Wed Sep 28, 2011 4:59 pm

not to mention that each 'set' said something different from each direction....
the viewing chairs only showed one facet of the whole....

Oh, the mind just boggles at the math...
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Re: Perspectives / Large Children's Blocks photo request

Postby onemandown » Thu Sep 29, 2011 5:17 pm

Well I'm happy to share that the math for distances was rather simple. The fortunate truth of the underlying math is that if you want a block to be twice as large, it must be twice as far away. An example is if you want a 6' block to look the same size as a 12' block the 12' block must be twice as far away. Being that the blocks where all reasonably simple sizes: e.g. 1/2 foot, 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, up to 12 feet, the math worked out with a simple formula knowing that we wanted the 12' block 500 feet from the viewing point.

The only math which presented a bit of challenge was calculating the height of the cubes to make them line up as we desired. This involved some trigonometry so that the middle of each block appeared at the correct height. We had a grand vision to have some of the sides be perfectly straight but decided after experiencing significant challenges with raising the larger blocks to allow for some variation. The side we liked the most as far as vertical placement was the side that said One Giant Leap & Perspectives.

Hope that answered your questions.

Please keep sharing the images if you run across them.

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Re: Perspectives / Large Children's Blocks photo request

Postby gaminwench » Thu Sep 29, 2011 8:47 pm

yup, boggling...

Thanks for that...

This installation was a lot of fun for our group of ~20,
all trying to figure it out,

from different perspectives!
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