Peter Greenaway, get out of my head!

Peter Greenaway, get out of my head!

Sep 24, 2013

It’s a little too late to say anything but ‘right on, Ira.’ I think right now, our groups is stuck between ‘suck it up and make, make, make…. it will get better’ and ‘you should be editing, killing things.’ Maybe it’s just me, having spent more time in animation, but I feel like the storyboard-and-raw-footage […]

Attractive Things, Unconscious Things

Attractive Things, Unconscious Things

Sep 22, 2013

Unfortunately, I tend to fall pretty quickly into agreement with Don Norman, so I’ve less to say this week. “Psychopathology of Everyday Things” His “Psychopathology of Everyday Things” is great. I do wonder how much effort or energy goes into conceptual models vs. visible interfaces these days, ie. trying to resculpt how we think things […]

The Machine(s)…

The Machine(s)…

Sep 17, 2013

The Machine Stops… Perhaps the most interesting thing about Forster’s “The Machine Stops” is the way its had two distinct popular lives: circa 1909/original publication and its re-release or collation in 1965 or 1966. This is not to dismiss its message about mythologizing technology or, in hyperbolic, dystopian form, the relation between information, industrial degradation, […]

Ice Trade, Ice Melt, & Messy Code

Ice Trade, Ice Melt, & Messy Code

Sep 16, 2013

INSPIRATION: Edge Ops, Or Logistics in the Woods So I’ve got a long-term, book-esque project that spatializes the material and logistical array of Thoreau’s Walden Pond.  The conceptual bent, like much writing on Thoreau, is to a) acknowledge the industrial, active nature of these peri-urban territories in contrast/complement to his dialectic idealizations, b) reconsider and […]

Interactivity, Feedback

Interactivity, Feedback

Sep 12, 2013

To be completed… Thoughts on physical interaction after prototype exercises and reading Bret Victor and Chris Crawford’s definitions of interactivity: Bret Victor, “A Brief Rant On The Future Of Interaction Design” (11-8-2011) Chris Crawford. The Art of Interactive Design… San Francisco: No Starch Press, 2003. A short comment on argument styles in the above: Back […]

Interior Landscapes

Interior Landscapes

Sep 10, 2013

Jumping ahead, I wanted to hybridize the first week’s portrait assignment with components from the first chapter of Fry’s Data Visualization (for Processing). There’s not much simple coordinate drawing, but I wanted to reinforce the data techniques, table use, and start thinking about how to trouble shoot them, as my ultimate goal for the course […]

Command C, Command V, Command Shift V

Command C, Command V, Command Shift V

Sep 8, 2013

I once tried to get a student ID using some Warhol drag photos from the 80s… (that’s right, it didn’t work) …and other thoughts on influence/appropriation/allegory in: Johnathan Lethem, “The Ecstasy of Influence,” Harper’s Magazine, February 2007. Joy Garnett and Susan Meiselas, “On the Rights of Molotov Man,” Harper’s Magazine, February 2007. Allergy to Originality, […]