Archive for January, 2007

The Drive to Creativity, and, Agriculture

Friday, January 26th, 2007

Once upon a time, humans were hunter/gatherers. We never stayed in one place for very long; as the food was used up or the herds moved on, so did we. But then we discovered agriculture and settled down. It was the start of civilization. One of the side effects (other than modern obesity) was that [...]

RFID Audio Bar

Monday, January 22nd, 2007

I love interactive environments. We have all this incredible sensing and computational power but so far the quality and nature of interaction in our our built environment has remained about the same. Cheap and plentiful RFID tags are a promising avenue for low fidelity sensing in a standardized package. Enter the RFID Audio Bar at [...]

On toast, cupcakes, and our inability to be impressed

Friday, January 19th, 2007

When I was a kid, I loved my mom’s toast. She made the best toast in the world, not too dark, not too light, just perfect. I once told her how she made the best toast. She just smiled. A tradition in our family was that, on your birthday, you could pick whatever you wanted [...]

Music video: Aleksandra Domanovic’s “D, E, G, A”

Thursday, January 18th, 2007

Check out Aleksandra Domanovic’s music view “D, E, G, A” (note: look for the “play” link bottom right of the header text). Very cool blend of generative image and music. I especially like how the generated graphics clearly have a strong relationship to the music but in a non-obvious manner. Funny how even an indirect [...]

Refuse!

Friday, January 12th, 2007

In the basement of my condo building there is a sign up that says, “Refuse”. I’ve often pondered the message it was trying to convey, in its somewhat oblique conciseness. Refuse what? Something in particular? Or more generally, refuse to just believe everything everyone says? Was it intended as a moral lesson? A political statement? [...]

Ge-Suk Yeo – performance artist

Monday, January 8th, 2007

In my last post on the Generative Art conference I mentioned the fantastic performance by a Korean singer named Ge-Suk. I found a link with her bio. If you follow from there you’ll find information on her various recordings. There’s also a song you can download/stream although I was unsuccessful at getting it to work. [...]

Making the “Modern” WP theme wider

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2007

I am currently using the very artful “Modern” WP theme. However, I find it slightly too narrow, or maybe my blogs are wordy and seem too long (you decide). Unlike some WP themes, this one is fixed width, so even if you resize your browser wider, you gain no additional width for the main body [...]



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