From our masterpiece calligraphy exhibition, Out of Character. Because what is calligraphy without intoxicating/intoxicated poetry? This is a glimpse from a long, epic handscroll by Xiong Tingbi. If you’ve seen this show, let us know what you think.
Calligraphy robot uses a Motion Copy System to reproduce detailed brushwork
A week ago I posted the news of a robotic system that can record the brushwork input of calligraphy and technically reproduce it as well as the human artist. Now, DigInfo have a video demonstration of the technology in action:
A research group at Keio University, led by Seiichiro Katsura, has developed the Motion Copy System. This system can identify and store detailed brush strokes, based on information about movement in calligraphy. This enables a robot to faithfully reproduce the detailed brush strokes.
This system stores calligraphy movements by using a brush where the handle and tip are separate. The two parts are connected, with the head as the master system and the tip as the slave system. Characters can be written by handling the device in the same way as an ordinary brush.
Unlike conventional motion capture systems, a feature of this one is, it can record and reproduce the force applied to the brush as well as the sensation when you touch something. Until now, passing on traditional skills has depended on intuition and experience. It’s hoped that this new system will enable skills to be learned more efficiently.
More at DigInfo here
Just. Wow. Wish we had this at our calligraphy exhibition.
Out of Character: Decoding Chinese Calligraphy is now open.
Love the first photo of the two curators gazing at the fantastic installation. They, more than most people, realize how significant it is to have this special calligraphy displayed in such dramatic, open fashion. Really a dynamic, stylish presentation of China’s highest art form.
Top photo by Jerry Yang. Remaining photos by Kaz Tsuruta.
ARTINFO’s Kyle Chayka and Tom Chen visited legendary Chinese artist Xu Bing’s studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn to talk about the artist’s tumultuous life and his current projects.
We LOVE this guy, especially since he gave a great talk at our museum a few years ago. We’re working with him again on for our upcoming calligraphy exhibition.