Author Archives for John Carmody

Interactive Game: Rubik’s Cube – Maps of Old Washington DC

April 22, 2019 2:10 pm Published by Comments Off on Interactive Game: Rubik’s Cube – Maps of Old Washington DC

I used a collection of old maps of Washington DC for this Rubiks Cube code experiment from Google Chrome Labs. It would seem to make the game exponentially harder, especially if one does not know old Washington DC.


HTML5 JS Animation w/Greensock GSAP + CSS3 Transforms

January 22, 2014 1:01 am Published by Comments Off on HTML5 JS Animation w/Greensock GSAP + CSS3 Transforms

This 30-second animation uses a suite of animation tools + custom scripting to tell a story with dynamic database-driven content. This uses JavaScript, Greensock GSAP, CSS3, PHP, mySQL, jQuery UI and HTML5. No Flash.


Interactive Exhibition Kiosk: The Corcoran Gallery of Art

April 21, 2019 1:38 am Published by Comments Off on Interactive Exhibition Kiosk: The Corcoran Gallery of Art

The Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington DC hired me to build an interactive exhibition kiosk as part of their special exhibition "The American Evolution - A History Through Art". Displayed prominently in the gallery, this interactive exhibition presented visitors with an educational and entertaining look into 100+ pages from the sketchbooks of German-American master Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902), from which came some of his most famous work.


Siena Farm Thoroughbred Stables

July 23, 2014 7:26 pm Published by Comments Off on Siena Farm Thoroughbred Stables

Siena Farm Thoroughbred Stables is a Kentucky-based thoroughbred horse racing stable dedicated to breeding world-class winners. I built Siena Farm a site to set the stable apart from its global competitors with a sophisticated in-depth level of technical data, showcasing the farm and individual horses.


Louise Nevelson Foundation

July 23, 2014 7:41 pm Published by Comments Off on Louise Nevelson Foundation

Louise Nevelson (1899 - 1988) was an American sculptor known for "her monumental, monochromatic, wooden wall pieces and outdoor sculptures." I delivered this elegant website for the foundation dedicated to her life and work.


The American Gaming Association

August 14, 2014 7:27 pm Published by Comments Off on The American Gaming Association

The American Gaming Association represents the commercial casino entertainment industry by addressing federal legislative and regulatory issues affecting its members and their employees and customers, such as federal taxation, Internet gambling, and travel and tourism matters.


American Bankers Association

August 14, 2014 7:30 pm Published by Comments Off on American Bankers Association

The American Bankers Association is the voice of the nation’s $14 trillion banking industry. I was hired to build for the ABA PHP-mySQL dynamic brochures for their subscribers - mostly large and small banks.


The Arms of Venus

June 25, 2014 4:15 pm Published by Comments Off on The Arms of Venus

Time-Lapse experiments shot mostly in my studio, mostly found moments from x-ray vision to the dancing bat. Soundtrack song was written by me & performed by one of my bands – turn it up loud: there is a smoking guitar solo.


2013 Gonzaga Carmody Open in 60 Seconds

November 2, 2013 3:06 pm Published by Comments Off on 2013 Gonzaga Carmody Open in 60 Seconds

A time-lapsed treatment of the 29th annual Gonzaga College High School Carmody Open - October 6, 2013. The Carmody Open is a 501(c)3 organization designed to raise scholarship funds for fatherless boys to attend Gonzaga College High School in the District. About to begin its 4th decade, the annual Carmody Open Golf Tournament has raised scholarship funds in excess of $1.3 million dollars. Turn on your speakers.


It Might As Well Be Spring

August 6, 2010 5:57 pm Published by Comments Off on It Might As Well Be Spring

This is time lapse video of the start of the first Washington DC blizzard in February 2010, shot in upper NW around midnight…This was in the first couple hours of the storm, we knew it would be big, did not know another storm was right behind it…


Choices, Inc.

November 22, 2012 11:38 am Published by Comments Off on Choices, Inc.

Choices, Inc. was founded to develop educational films for persons with IDD who would benefit from a multimedia approach to their sexuality education. This blog showcases articles and resources for people with IDD, their caregivers, family and friends in order to educate & advance the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities for the public.


The Hawk ‘n’ Dove Restaurant & Bar

September 14, 2013 7:25 pm Published by Comments Off on The Hawk ‘n’ Dove Restaurant & Bar

The Hawk ‘n’ Dove Restaurant & Bar was *the* classic dive bar in Washington, DC. Situated for 45 years on Capitol Hill, its charm, vibe and decor were renowned throughout the District and beyond.


Chadwicks Restaurants

August 14, 2013 7:23 pm Published by Comments Off on Chadwicks Restaurants

Chadwicks Restaurants wants to be "your neighborhood restaurant" - committed to serving great American food at reasonable prices. And Chadwicks still has the best burger in town to prove it.


Pat DiNizio / The Smithereens

August 14, 2013 7:26 pm Published by Comments Off on Pat DiNizio / The Smithereens

Pat DiNizio is the founder, principal songwriter, guitarist, and vocalist for the platinum recording artists The Smithereens. The band racked up gold and platinum records, and performed on top-rated television programs like The Tonight Show, MTV Unplugged and Saturday Night Live as well as on stages all over the world.


Nothing Is Mundane

August 6, 2010 5:53 pm Published by Comments Off on Nothing Is Mundane

18 days and nights in the life of my front porch… I used a cheap infra-red surveillance camera to automatically shoot and upload motionDetected imagery to my server…then I created this spontaneous timeLapse of frontPorch so-called “mundanities”…no video/motion…10,000+ lo-res images.


The Wild Bunch

August 14, 2014 10:02 pm Published by Comments Off on The Wild Bunch

"The Wild Bunch" was a side-project cover band that featured players such as Go-Go's bassist Kathy Valentine and Doobie Brothers/Steeley Dan guitarist Jeff "Skunk" Baxter to Gilbey Clark of Guns n' Roses, Clem Burke (Blondie), Marshall Crenshaw and Pat DiNizio (The Smithereens.)


Greatness Comes In Simple Trappings

August 6, 2010 6:07 pm Published by Comments Off on Greatness Comes In Simple Trappings

The US flag, in the background and unwatched at an art show…I was at DC Art-O-Matic and saw a whole lot of good and bad work, but a flag off to the side and outside caught my attention. So much of the USA is going down the drain – people get crasser, stupider and more foolish and continue chipping away at national and individual dignity…listen to the words of the speakers, be mesmerized by more than the flag’s waves….these are good words on the state of the union…


Introduction to Obsolete Media

July 24, 2014 11:36 pm Published by Comments Off on Introduction to Obsolete Media

Intro to a lecture for an Art History class I taught at the Corcoran College of Art + Design: Digital Media Culture. I put together coverage of the 1937 Hindenburg disaster using obsolete media to fuel the discussion: “How will we communicate 75 years from now? To what extent will contemporary modern media be extant then?”


Audio Wave-Form Animation

July 20, 2014 8:12 pm Published by Comments Off on Audio Wave-Form Animation

It can be a real pain to get live wave forms in a multimedia project. Creative custom programming, however, simplifies things quite a bit. For this project highlighting the music I've written and performed over the years, I used Adobe After Effects + Flash ActionScript3 programming to create the live wave form animations. This song and the others on this site all use this function.


Her Inner Self (Revealed)

August 6, 2010 5:49 pm Published by Comments Off on Her Inner Self (Revealed)

Imagine a 10-megaton nuclear weapon being airburst directly on top of a person who utterly deserves it. At that moment, the instant of direct impact, her true and simultaneous inner natures are revealed for all to see.


Print to Web Experiments: Future-Proof Solutions

July 29, 2014 7:09 pm Published by Comments Off on Print to Web Experiments: Future-Proof Solutions

A big part of teaching emergent communication (and programming) to college design majors is getting the students comfortable with the new paradigm that virtually all future design will be executed by code. They have to learn basic programming skills at the very least to be competitive. These screenshots are from work I designed and executed for class lectures toward that end: I took print ads, album covers and book covers and reproduced them with HTML5, jQuery and CSS3. Then the students created their own fully-coded versions, recycling dying media into future-proof solutions.


How To Watch Sound

July 24, 2014 11:34 pm Published by Comments Off on How To Watch Sound

I remixed & animated this classic rock song for one of the New Media Photojournalism graduate classes I taught at the Corcoran College of Art + Design. The idea was to introduce people to observing sound with their eyes, not their ears.