Virtual Dylan Thomas

Classics News Poetry Visual Art
Here's an interesting example of history, literature and technology intersecting ... Using photographs, computer imagery, 3-D animation and scans from Thomas' death mask, photographer Bernard Mitchell has created a virtual likeness of the Welsh poet reading his own work -- in his own voice. While there is no existing footage of the real Dylan Thomas, the five minute digital film clip takes advantage of the audio recordings he left behind.
2 Responses to "Virtual Dylan Thomas"

by Rubiao on

HmmmDoes anyone else find this slightly absurd? Just because a thing is possible does not make it necessary. I just get this horrible image of the world turning into a sci-fi movie with me as the poor bastard being chased by a robotic Dylan Thomas wailing out "Do not go gentle into that good night." My mind encouraging itself by mumbling, "Rage, RAGE against the dying of the light!"

by Arcadia on

I like moreas a reminder of Dylan Thomas ... like the face of Greenday