Tuesday, December 30, 2008

4 Things:

1. Tomorrow I want to buy an evening poncho from Filene's Basement. (Wrest a sequined beaut away from its intended, I imagine, a booming matriarch rabid for deals and on a sanctioned-purchase high.)
2. I hate English muffins, but Thomas' (?) Honey Wheat are terrific.
3. The nature of the blog does not condone reading from beginning to end. Can't read them like novels, but I do.
4. An early love for italix caps and my face:

Saturday, December 20, 2008

In this economy? DIY rules.



-Google Trends results for "porn" (above) and "escort" (below)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Something old, nothing new.

This is an illustration about how a blind child would interact with a fabric dome.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Fun thing

Playing tag: electrified with dread anticipation of being "it." To be "tagged," like in the childhood game of "Tag," meant a marking, a possible change of purpose, usually for the worst. Depending on the strain of chase game, getting tagged would result in freezing, melting, or singular villainhood or any other awful states that eroded a child's self esteem. As a child, getting tagged was a bad thing.
On the contrary, data without tags are lonely, floating, inaccessible. At this point, tagging is a dull yet thankful activity. If once chooses to tag their photos or emails, then they are really easier to find. Except that it is super boring and requires personal discipline, a well as the creation of a consistent system. Touted as an alternative to the hierarchal structure of data arrangements, tags allow for access in spite of origin. However, the current system is elementary and unaccessible-- the language of tagging (English for me)-- is a hierarchal system of object denotation. The countless connotations, denotations, semantic, spellings, origins, regionalities saddle these poor markers with meaning that the tagger and the retriever have no control over. Tagging using language, especially for images, is as successful as the crowds' empathy. Certain words imply information, and certain words have multiple meanings. Freeball tagging is both repetitive and misdirected.
Instead, the information each item contains should be linked to other items that are associated, thus tagging things with other things, thus each article is made entirely of associations. Like in your brain, your memories are constructed of images, supported by current smells and visual cues, but you only have so many senses, and every moment is constructed from the same tools of perception, thus, having a similarity of origin. Let us do away with words.
Like every article of data is composed of so many items, let us go in the opposite direction of metadata, and look at the item as the composite, and use the blocks that build it to link them. A picture is a collection of geonic information. Let us get down to the bits, we already know they come in four categories.
I would say the bottom line right now is that data items are not a single item. The metadata constructs the data. Imagine the system in reverse.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

FYI

Eagle's Nest Trendspotting
First Edition: 1.1
Things that are cool:
-italics (spelled italixxx)
-mature sandals
-gum
-Cossacks
-wire-rim sunglasses c. 1992
-the natural waist
-homemade entertainment media
-"getting some sun"
-sunscreen
-wearing sunscreen at night
-prescription sunglasses
-vacation
-George Michael's "Faith"
Things that are not cool:
-surnames that sound like first names
-analog timepieces
-jewelry
-Facebook
-sunglasses at night
-Wayfarers
-Julie
-chugging

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Watch a wonderful actress prepare a meal, for research's sake.

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Performance ethnography, informance, etc.
What are the highs and lows and peaks and valleys of meal prep for one?

Well, for starters, if you're cooking alone, you're probably drinking alone, too.

Hello, and welcome to The Library

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The only things I can think to draw are idiosyncratic homescapes and the coming tomato apocalypse.

Dear Viewers,
I have not added any images in quite some time. Is there anybody out there? Please suggest scenes to draw. I will adhere to the strictest guidelines, while exhibiting a personal flair that burns brighter than rockets, irrepressible. I am partial to puns and geometric shapes, FYI.
-Pizzazz Partier

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Relationships require effort and patience.

Melting face.

She's the finest woman in town.

Teach your children well.

Final Frontiers. Is your conscience clean?

Prototype for advanced ice tray. ID 2, c. 2006

Crafted with the assistance of a computer.

Dining alone making you *blue*?

Stupid bitches

It can only get better from here.

Kitchen Counter, by depressed individual

"He told me his family was dead."

Two Creeps

Bureau