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These white currants are growing in my friends’ (Ruth & Oliver) compound on Cortes Island.
They are an albino sport of the red currant, with lower acidity and a chalky seed. And they look like alien magic eggs.
In this video you are able to see how we use our imagination with a little of creativity.Living in New York City we know how it is to travel and sometimes we know how it is to be in a hurry and get to the train on time, with this in mind, that was what became the motivation of how we used the space at the socretes sculpture park.
Liz Danzico (of Bobulate and SVA) asked me to finish this sentence in front of a camera: “So you’re thinking about becoming a designer? If I could tell you only *one thing* about going into the field, my advice would be ___________ ”
I think the most important piece of advice is to bring your camera everywhere you go. If you think your camera is too big, get a smaller one. I have a big DSLR that almost never gets used for anything other than documentation, but I always have my little point and shoot with me.
Just this weekend I was at a wedding. I didn’t bring the camera because… well, I’ve shot my fair share of weddings. But I cursed myself for not bringing it, not because I wanted to photograph the proceedings, but because there were some remarkable architectural details in the …mansion… that it was held in. The floors were all end grain pine. End grain is very hard, and if you cut and lay out pieces like a loaf of bread, you get beautiful patterns as the little bits of sapwood form quilt-like repeated triangles that wax and wane with the portion of the sapwood in the original board.
Sounds beautiful, right? Too bad I didn’t take a picture, and instead have to describe it imperfectly.
I think this advice holds true for any visual maker, artist, designer, architect, gardener.
Looking at graphic augmentation of the city + civilians.
…from a protest in Paris over the Iranian post-election crackdown, and the murder of protester Neda Agha-Soltan:
…election posters hung in Tripoli around the election in spring 2009:
…in Toronto, Sean Martindale and Eric Cheung are turning street ad posters into
planters with The Poster Pocket Plants :
…the Object Orange project in Detroit from 2006:
..where the flat and the fizzy meet, with a cherry on top — artwork by Vinchen:
Parallel Sets is a tool and visualization method for exploring categorical data. Multidimensional data is going to be hard to present without significant design work and hard to interpret for most information seekers. There is a learning curve with these graphs, but once you get used to them they really are very rich and easy to query.
I think the datasets may have stretched the tool a bit. Labels and scaling got a little wonky, but once the data was filtered to a more reasonable set of values along a dimension, brilliant. The order in which the variables are added to the visualization can change the presentation dramatically which really helps in answering different sets of questions.
This could be getting closer to a chart that would be useful for at-a-glance comparisons across collections.
DDC09 students have used all our wisdom and know-how collected over the course of this summer to plan our final project – A Pop-Up Party! The party will include ice-cold lemonade (delivered via pulley system to both Highline and Lowline visitors), a fort for contemplating life, games, live musical performances, a movie theater for two, and a hanging garden and edible plant giveaway!
Tuesday, July 28th, 6-8pm
19th st between 10th and 11th Ave (beneath the Highline)
Stephanie is the Education Coordinator at Eyebeam, which means she is lucky enough to spend every day of DDC09 with this amazing cast of characters. In addition to seeing what these fancy teens can do, she enjoys long walks on the beach, sunsets, and kittens.
Read more here.