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Worlds within worlds

Published 9y ago -

The following presentation photographs in a working series titled “Nodes.” They represent select captures of a performance mixing water, oil, vinegar and soap. The evolution of the act sets out a beginning middle and end. Some echo the qualities of... More »

Socially critical thinking

Published 10y ago -

Social software maps the networks we already know. Presumably, the goal is to have the systems we interact with enable or inform us about something or someone we do not. Recently I have been beating a drum with a colleague on the lack of critical thinking peop... More »

Feeling organic with Masahiro Mori

Published 10y ago -

Riding the subway home from Manhattan, I was thinking about visual images that might suggest “clean.” In my mind’s eye, the work of Masahiro Mori came to view – I have a collection of his porcelain mugs. Mori is a great industrial desig... More »

Common canvas of distinguishing features

Published 10y ago -

Chris Chase, a neuropsychology professor back in college, enjoyed introducing concepts with the notion that humans are more alike than they are different. It is a useful foundation for deciding what is important to study, fundamentals that apply to everyone or... More »

Interacting with color

Published 11y ago -

Josef Albers’ book, The Interaction of Color, was my first real look at color. Ever since I have been eyeing original silk-screens and playing with color. In a first exploration, I dusted off my Macromedia Director hat and threw together a simple visual... More »

The rise of a truly literate class

Published 11y ago -

I once heard that eighty percent of what we think of today, we thought of yesterday. I enjoy optimizing my world, so increasing the percentage of new thought seems a worthy goal. Wikipedia lists the United States having a 99.9% literacy rate, citing the CIA Wo... More »

Learning from PIXAR’s 20 Years of Animation

Published 11y ago -

My first exposure to the world of 3D animation was the Luxo Jr. Movie shown in an Introduction to Computer Science Course lead by Lori Scarlatos now at Brooklyn College, CUNY. This past Monday (Jan. 2) I got the opportunity to check out the Pixar exhibit at th... More »