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January 31, 2005

i got a little backed up

http://www.risingslowly.com/ neato weather blog
http://doityourself.com/clean/stickyfaq.htm adhesive removal techniques that didn't help
http://www.techlib.com/reference/paint.html more with no results
http://www.geocities.com/ga_basketry_assoc/Gwinnett.html Gwinnett basketry guild. i'd like to go hang out with some old ladies and make pretty baskets
http://www.we-make-money-not-art.com/archives/004317.php harvesting useful objects
http://www.autism.org/hugbox.html the hug box, autistic calming inspired by cattle calming
http://www.autism.org/hug3.html studies of the hug box
http://www.umich.edu/~umich/fm-34-40-2/ army guide to cryptanalysis
http://www.boingboing.net/2005/01/29/how_computers_change.html how computer change the process of writing
http://tlb.org/eunicycle.html self balancing unicycle ala seguey
http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/13.02/lockbusters.html wired on a cool dutch locksmith competition. i might want to be a locksmith. a locksmith for evil. or..
http://www.navy.mil/view_gallery.asp?category_id=17 pictures of that submarine that got busted up, sitting in dry dock.
http://members.aol.com/rchelicam/microszr/microszr.htm an r/c airplane hack made from $35 worth of parts based around one of those mini r/c snowglobe cars.
http://www.news.cornell.edu/releases/Jan05/Wong.software.to.html converting images into sound for the blind
http://artforum.com/diary/id=8299 i'll never get to meet chris burden now. he left ucla. left over a gun incident. not his gun. a gun in art.
http://ask.slashdot.org/askslashdot/05/01/26/152... slashdot people on internet video formats. i'm going to update all my videos one of theses days.
http://www.berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/2005/01/24_hippos.shtml whales and hippos may be related rather than hippos and pigs etc.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/sciencenow/3204/01.html cool new show on pbs on Mirror neurons that are responsible for physical learning and mimicry. that's my bag, sexy.
http://www.joshrubin.com/coolhunting/archives/2005/01/128_tea_mugs.html pantone tea mugs to show exactly what color you like your tea to match
http://www.joshrubin.com/coolhunting/archives/2005/01/bitman_video_bu.html a nice little tube you can plug directly into your tv to show an animation
http://www.treehugger.com/files/2005/01/my_grass_terrar.php cute small terrariums
http://www.we-make-money-not-art.com/archives/004262.php some self satisfying objects
http://home.c2i.net/metaphor/mvpage.html melting metal in a microwave. it's not for the everyday user, but if you have some foundry experience you could pull it off.
http://www.google.com/search?q=Where+can+I+find+Ostrich+Eggs+in+Atlanta... the most interesting way someone got to my site recently

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January 30, 2005


It's icy here in Atlanta. I like it. Well, until I slipped on it. It'll be gone by tomorrow I'd guess.

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I'm starting the big push for a show coming up in March. I have four of my old pieces going to the show. I have to refurbish all of them to get them in exhibition condition. That's right, exhibition condition. So nice, I said it twice? I don't know the exact schedule yet. The show opens March 8th at Red Gallery in Savannah. I could have up to a week to install. I'll use about two days of that if I have my way. I'm going to ask around (read: beg) about getting someone to assist me during installation. It's around finals time for all the scad kids down there, so it might be some trouble trying to get anyone for an extended period of time.

I have lots of little things to do for the pieces. Most of it should be more improvement than repair. I'm thankful for that. I figured that I'd take this opportunity to make things better. It's like critique was actually worth something. I can do some of the things people said when they saw these the first time. Two of the four pieces have been exhibited before, (Door and Wall) while the other two haven't been seen outside of henry hall except in pictures (Duet and Discs).

I'm starting with the Discs. I'm replacing the edge trimming with something quieter and sturdier. I'll repaint the numbers but leave most of the marks on the painted surface because they are meant to be used and marked up. I got acorn nuts to attach the handles. My biggest hang up right now is getting the old adhesive off without using a chemical that will strip the paint at the same time. I'll post some pictures and more info on the exhibition as I go. I've got some big plans.

Some of the junk and adhesive left over from the old edging.

New edging and acorn nuts.

A view of my splitting jig clamped to a chair. I found some fantastic stuff called soaker hose. It's hard, rubber, durable and made from 65% recycled tires. I'm using it for my edging.

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January 24, 2005

newly round

http://www.designboom.com/contest/view.php?contest_pk=3&item_pk=1026&p=1 small soft portable cute refrigerator
http://www.funhaler.com/product.html a kid oriented inhaler with a built in whistle and bright colors
http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2004/12/02/magazine/20041205_PORTFOLIO_SLIDESHOW_1.html slide show of plaster mathematical forms
http://www.physorg.com/news2581.html the Eiffel tower shape looked at from a math perspective that the designer wasn't aware of
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/15/national/15submarine.html?o... why a submarine crashed into a mountain that it didn't know was there
http://www.w3schools.com/css/css_positioning.asp positioning in CSS
http://amysrobot.com/archives/2005/01/every_top_album.php a aggregated and scored list of the top albums of 2004
http://akiba.sorobangeeks.net/news_9086.html mini plants on key chains. i have some that would work for this if i could figure out a good container.
http://greg.org/archive/2005/01/16/from_anne_truitts_journal_prospect.html an excerpt from Anne Truitt
http://charles.gagalac.us/movable-type-tips/ bunches of juicy things to sort through about movable type
http://www.archinect.com/tshirts/ I want an architecture t-shirt
http://www.adrianpiper.com/ where do I know her from? art history or somewhere outside of class.
http://mocoloco.com/archives/000796.php#more I want a watch with no dial and no numbers.
http://www.joshrubin.com/coolhunting/archives/2005/01/vase_of_phases.html broken vase
http://home.c2i.net/metaphor/mvpage.html using your microwave as a foundry furnace
http://www.windyhillwoods.com/Split-Jig.htm splitting strip rubber for wagon wheels
http://www.dezwozhere.com/links.html the definitive list of online CSS resources

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January 18, 2005

teresa's poster

poster for teresa outlineDSC00604-1.jpg

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January 16, 2005

repeat test

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you can click this too

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January 14, 2005

List of people types to interview


(A running list and notes)

To Interview:

Physical rehabilitation patients
Professional car drivers
Crane operators
Tourette's syndrome
Sail boaters
Boulder climbers
Tandem gliders
Hang gliders
Roller coaster designers (good sense of dynamics without an actual experience durring design/ pre-computer)
Capoeira (Capoeiras? Capoeiri?)
Sport players

Extreme sports


Pizza tossers (one trick pony, trick not main focus of activity)
Activities for Pure Meditation
Bungee jumpers (great movement, little control)
Regimented activities
Tae Chi (following patterns for meditation/ exercise)
Fly fishermen
Playground kids (good to observe, bad to interview)
Baseball (too segmented for my tastes)

On the fence:

Kite hobbyists

Thing I want in people/activity:

Full control.
Movement as main focus
Intense focus
The zone
Large "body feeling" component
Response to changing situation component
Either a major sense of own body or body connecting with object in a movement

Any ideas to add?

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January 13, 2005

run around

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=585&e=3&u=/nm/20050113/sc_nm/life_einstein_dc Rebranding physics to target the youth market
http://www.atlart.com/eletter/ AtlArt 05 big deal galleries in Atlanta all getting together to have a big city wide shindig towards the end of this month
http://chromogenia.typepad.com/artatlanta/2005/01/weekend_recap.html a mention of Lauren Clay over at A View ... represent.
http://www.we-make-money-not-art.com/archives/004169.php an interactive table that can choose someone out of a crowd to like
http://www.danielsjewelers.com/modules/collegerings/degrees.html common college degree abbreviations
http://playground.csl.sony.fr/en/ Sony experimenting with robot play
http://www.we-make-money-not-art.com/archives/004156.php Worms activated sculptures , I don't like the concept but i like the form and function
http://www.artsjournal.com/man/archives20050101.shtml#94286 an excerpt of an essay talking about the pros and cons of the New York vs. LA art scenes
http://bjsm.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/abstract/29/4/242 Ankle taping improves proprioception before and after exercise in young men

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January 04, 2005


http://www.sciencenews.org/articles/20040110/bob9.asp a good article overview of infrasound
http://www.eyebeam.org/reblog/archives/2005/01/parkalot.html parking decks as design objects
http://sensoryimpact.com/2005/01/performance-sculpture portable phone booth
http://www.we-make-money-not-art.com/archives/004092.php incorporating your own body material, cultivated, into jewelry. Much cooler than vials of blood. And for some reason it doesn't seem as creepy to me.
http://www.treehugger.com/files/2004/12/stapless_staple.php a stapler without staples
http://atlanta.bizjournals.com/atlanta/stories/2004/08/02/story5.html?page=1 what Chuck Wolf is up to after the camera business
http://www.artsjournal.com/man/archives20050101.shtml#93936 a nice set of articles from Greg Allen at the end of the Flavin exhibition.

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