Brian Evans

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Most Recent Affiliation:

  • University of Alabama


  • Tuscaloosa, Alabama, US


  • Brian Evans is a digital artist and composer. For twenty-five years he has been experimenting with the integration of image and sound. His artwork and music animations are exhibited and screened internationally. He publishes and presents extensively on his research, including the recent article “Materials of the Data Map,” in The International Journal of Creative Interfaces and Computer Graphics.

    Evans holds a DMA from the University of Illinois and an MFA from CalArts He directs the digital media program in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Alabama.

Writings and Presentations:

  • Title: Temporal Coherence with Digital Color
    Writing Type: Paper
    Exhibition: SIGGRAPH 1990: Digital Image-Digital Cinema
    Abstract Summary:

    To structure time with abstract visual materials requires a visual grammar of line, shape and color. Color is especially problematic, difficult to measure in all but the simplest applications; the literature of color theory and harmony is often confusing. To devise a syntax for structuring time with color, one can turn to the concepts of tension-release, of neutral, balanced and weighted color domains and of discrete computer raster images; they help to create and measure time-based color compositions. In para-metrically defined color palettes, Color Study #7 (a computer-generated animated film) demonstrates the application of these ideas to a simple and effective compositional approach. Codifying this now common film-making practice, the author hopes to encourage others interested in aesthetically strengthened visual presentation to explore and develop time-based visual grammars.

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