I’ve only got 8 minutes left at this CyberCafe in Dunedin, NZ (highly skippable), so I’ll leave this thought as a spore: Driving along the motorway in the off-season, I passed many fruit stands and orchards, and while they all had retentive lists of every fruit they may or may not have in a type-size [...]
Another non-web-related post(I *am* on holiday) , but something I’ve been meaning to look up and print out for quite some time: Different clouds and what they mean.
<personal post> An avalanche, inclement weather and a closed mountain pass leaves me about an hour and a half from anywhere in an Internet Cafe, so I thought I’d pop in to say hello. A week or so and I’ll be posting again. (This is where we are trying to go) </personal post>
I am off again, this time for 2 weeks on South Island NZ. So expect another period of spotty vapid posts.
Seed: Scientific American: Smart People Believe Weird Things Sprout: Among the many things that dot.com, dot.bomb() and vaporware taught me, the impact of half-truths and received ideas was the scariest. In a time when no-one really knew much of anything, it seemed that professed confidence =’d acquired validity Edward Said addressed the thin but pretty [...]
Separated at Birth? Matterco says NO! I say watch that space and keep egging them on to prove it.
I am back, but only for a few days, and too busy for much thought during this time. So read Experience Design, by Erik Davis, the author of Techgnosis, which sits alongside Dust or Magic as a book I consider essential for people who want to consider some of the more soulful, humanistic potentials behind [...]
Tomorrow is September 11, and Iï¿½ll be off in some Fijian village without electricity for the rest of the week, so I guess I should anticipate the bandwagon and rehash my 9-11 post of last year. A year later, and we are once again hated more than ever. Quite an accomplishment when you think of [...]
My very own faxwerk is at QATSI.ORG, part of a group of websites thematically related to the upcoming Miramax film NAQOYQATSI. A motion picture experience beyond words, NAQOYQATSI merges the power of image and music to plunge into the heart of the hyperaccelerated, globally wired 21st century. Mesmerizing images plucked from everyday reality, then visually [...]
Mantex has a really good newsletter about design-related books. Their approach is more practical than aesthetic, which is welcome. This issue they review Designing Computer-Based Learning Materials, Cyber reader, and the afore-post.