Saturday, January 30, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
So I've been hearing all of this gossip about the mystical islate, ipad, itablet, whatever. Everyone's been anticipating it and now it is here. But is it really anything special. There are opinions on both ends. Apple thinks it's their best innovation yet. Some disagree...
Thursday, January 21, 2010
I want this! It doesn't exist yet but this is a pretty cool concept. One that should have been the initial goal years ago when phones came out.
It's good to see when designers aren't thinking about planned obsolescence any more and are reaching for sustainability instead. Let's save everyone money people, and the world's resources.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
So this past Saturday was my birthday. It was a nice relaxing day that ended with a pleasant vegan potluck with a bunch of friends which then turned into a dance party.
My best friend Evan and I made sushi (fake) for everyone and I'd say it was a success.
Also Monday was MLK day and some friends of mine did a couple of civil awareness activities for Haiti. I'm sorry that I missed it but I heard they successfully got kicked out of City Market.
This is a gist of what they did.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
The Bridge Project is a "visual excersise on free association and internet search procedures. There were some images of theirs on the Space Collective that i thought were pretty cool. It's like accessing the internet as it was a room that you were in. Pretty neat.
The start of a new litho print includes this fancy little think that I made in illustrator today. It's not too impressive but I am proud of myself.
This will be one of three layers on a aluminum ball ground plate. The other layers will be posi-litho and a stone. I think it's going to be a good one!
"He made them imagine that the Earth- four thousand six hundred million years old- was a fourty six year old woman- as old, say as Aleymamma teacher, who gave them Malayalam lessons. It had taken the whole of the Earth Woman's life for the Earth to become what it was. For the oceans to part. For the mountains to rise. The Earth Woman was eleven years old, Chacko said, when the first single-celled organisms appeared. The first animals, creatures like worms and jellyfish, appeared only when she was forty. She was over forty-five- just eight months ago- when dinosaurs roamed the earth. 'The whole of human civilization as we know it,' Chacko told the twins, 'Began only two hours ago in the Earth Woman's life'... The whole of contemporary history,... the World Wars, the War of Dreams, the Man on the Moon, science, literature, philosophy, the pursuit of knowledge- was no more than a blink of the Earth Woman's eye. 'And we, my dears, everything that we are and ever will be are just a twinkle in her eye,...'"
"In Pappachi's study, mounted butterflies and moths had disintegrated into small heap of iridescent dust that powered the bottom of their glass display cases, leaving the pins that impaled them naked. Cruel. The room was rank with fungus and disuse. And old saint's discarded halo. A column of shining black ants walked across a windowsill, their bottoms tilted upwards, like a line of mincing chorus girls in a Busby Berkeley musical. Silhouetted against the sun. Buffed and beautiful."
Monday, January 4, 2010
GOOD Magazine hits us again with their lovely statistics and diagrams for the new year. In this article they have each year of the past decade and the staple food. It's kind of fun and pretty interesting to see what we've come up with.
Saturday, January 2, 2010
This is the first encounter I had with Arundhati Roy. My good friend Andy showed this to me before winter break and I've read two of her books since and I'm on a third now. She has a lot of great things to say and beautiful, but gruesome stories to share with the world. This is a long video but it is well worth watching.
The New Year calls for a new blog (at least for me). I'm going to be posting more thoughts and findings and hopefully some awesome previews of art projects that will be under way. I'm excited. I think that the new year is going to bring new perspectives and possibilities. And this is where I'll be sharing them.