[image: Vestigial Sum] Carmen :: as we approach the beginning

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Vestigial Sum

Carmen :: as we approach the beginning of our residency in Mexico, I was working on some of the workshop materials. One piece of the framework software Kevin and I are developing is on manipulating video with extrusions. Extrusions are strange things, but they should not be so. After all it is merely using the information of one image (or video) to bend another, such that the brighter part of an image, an outline for instance, is extruded through a geometrical object like the image above (in this case a plane). The extrusion geometry seems to act like an averaging machine in so far as brightness abstracted reveals something about the image you cannot see on its own.

The composite image begins to operate like a vestigial sum.