I'm giving a public lecture next Tuesday, February 21, at the University of Washington (UW). This is at the invitation of Professor Karen Cheng at the School of Art + Art History + Design. I will talk about what we know and what we don't know about visualization, and how we can expand our knowledge. The talk I'm preparing is an […]
Chronicle Season of Sharing fund daily donor list Larry & Linda Altbaum, $300; Karen & Eric Andresen; Gerard & Lilly Bourguignon, $100; Karen G. Bowyer, $100, in memory of Tim Bowyer; Mae Cheng; Jan Fernando & Shelli Rosenfeld; MaryShow More Summary
Karen X. Cheng turned the city of San Francisco into a series of fun “tiny planets” using a 360° camera and some creative editing in her latest video “Tiny Planet San Francisco“. Cheng posted a tutorial for recreating the effect like she did in 2014 when she created the “Donut Selfie” technique. submitted via Laughing […]
In “Tiny Planet San Francisco” creator Karen X. Cheng turned the city of San Francisco into a series of fun “tiny planets” using a 360° camera and some creative editing. Cheng posted a tutorial for recreating the effect like she did in 2014 when she created the “Donut Selfie” technique. submitted via Laughing Squid Tips
As a century of fighting for equality has seen women smashing gender roles and embracing their sexuality, many magazines featuring them learned to adapt. Karen X. Cheng, a creative director and viral video consultant in San Francisco, looked at how magazine covers featuring women have changed by comparing covers from the last 100 years. Show More Summary
Images courtesty of Karen X. Cheng and Jerry Gabra Cosmopolitan magazine wasn't always a hotbed for wacky sex tips involving donuts, and National Geographic used to be more text-based than visuals—but the New Yorker is pretty much the same as it was back in 1925. Show More Summary
Karen X. Cheng and Jerry Gabra take a look at how we’ve changed in the past 100 years Cosmopolitan Woah. Cosmopolitan covers started out with women dressed conservatively. Then they started showing some skin. Then more skin. Finally, they started posing in sexy positions. As women have earned more rights throughout the years, they’ve also [...]Show More Summary
Over at Medium, Karen X. Cheng and Jerry Gabra look at the evolution of magazine covers. To paraphrase Mister Jalopy, I don't like the old ones because they're old, I like them because they're better. Read the rest
“[Karen X.] Cheng, a former Microsoft Excel employee turned dancer, ‘viral video consult,’ and Queen Latifah guest, collaborated with filmmaker Ross Ching for the trick-heavy homage to slopes. … the project was inspired by Dan Ng’s photos that ‘correct’ San Francisco’s awful angles.”
Filmmaker Ross Ching and dancer Karen X. Cheng created the short film “Tilting the Streets of San Francisco.” Tilting the camera while filming people on the steep streets of San Francisco creates disorienting illusions performed in the signature high-energy style Cheng has developed. Ross got the idea for this video after seeing some photos with […]
Karen X. Cheng and Ross Ching hit the hilly streets of San Francisco to mess with our heads, capturing action on the steep sidewalks tilting the camera to compensate for the grade. The track is I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’ by Scissor Sisters.
San Francisco is spread over a bunch of hillsides that can be pretty steep. Ross Ching and Karen X. Cheng (previously at Neatorama) decided to see what fun they could have by aligning a camera with the street instead of aligning it with the direction of gravity. Show More Summary
Artist Karen X. Cheng tilted her camera on San Francisco's hills to make some mindbending gravity illusions. I sometimes feel like this when waiting for the bus in SF. (more…)
Dancer Karen X. Cheng uses San Francisco's steep hills as a dance partner to create fun optical illusions.
San Francisco is notorious for its many steep hills. Ross Ching and Karen Cheng decided to have some fun with it. YouTube link The Presurfer
Never Miss a Great Video: Subscribe to GOOD on YouTube Here’s a creative and simple idea that we like and it produces some very cool results. Karen X Cheng appears to violate the laws of gravity while grooving her way around San Francisco. Show More Summary
Lovers of image stabilization will enjoy this mind-bending video made by Karen Cheng and Ross Ching. By fiddling with their camera's angle, the pair "leveled" the hilly streets of San Francisco. Besides being incredibly impressive to watch, the actors looks like they're having a ton of fun as they juggle, dance, and skip through the tilted streets.
Video: Walking around in San Francisco can get tough because the city is just so damn hilly. Up and down and up and more up and you start to wish you could just flatten the streets. Karen Cheng and Ross Ching tweaked reality a bit by...Show More Summary
Dancer Karen X Cheng does her best impression of a stereotypical robot, mocking its imprecise movements as it tries to eat breakfast. Guess we’ll need to stock up for the robopocalypse. Bonus points for the audience member at 1:22.
Designer-turned-viral-video-star Karen X. Cheng (previously) prepares breakfast like an incompetent robot in this live performance recorded at the MotherFlippin’ Flip Off Event in San Francisco back in March. Cheng gained online notoriety by teaching herself to dance in one year–a feat she documented in a 2013 time-lapse video. photo via Karen X. Cheng