Maddie and I went for a bike ride recently while Shannon was away in Seattle on business. We headed up the towpath towards Thorpe Park, and cut down a side road following a sign that we always see during our weekday commuting routine, dropping at her nursery. The sign points to a “10th century church”
I’ve just spent the week in Limerick, in Ireland, at the European conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work. It’s quite an intimate event, with just a few hundred attendees and one track (so everyone listens to every piece of work that is presented rather then having to select from parallel tracks and miss anything). As
Amazing how natural the motions of this “Spider” appear. Stunning Spiderbot
I like the artwork of Julie West. Her site has a ton of images and objects on it going back nearly a decade. Great, too, to see her posting a lot of her sketch work. You can really see her moving from a general to a personal visual style through the last few years.
I like these pieces of typographic art by Justin Quinn. I love type in art. I’m a big fan of Tom Philips, who often paints directly onto the pages of books, calling out phrases to tell a story. Tom Philips, Come & Go Postcard Justin Quinn, Chapter 55 or 9200 time E.
Amusing, if slightly wince-inducing, clip from the Family Guy highlighting some of the “issues” with modern media recording…
My sister’s worst nightmare. And mine to some extent. Spiders…collaboration. Puts new meaning in the phrase “social web“. Giant web woven by a variety of spider families “Scientists report that the massive 200-yard spider web recently discovered in Texas’s Lake Tawakoni State Park was woven by spiders from many different species working collaboratively. Thousands of
I’ve been looking for a replacement for the coffee beans I used to buy from Vivace’s in Seattle. Their ‘stuff’ is just great, but our main ‘courier’ recently moved away from the area, and I’ve been left without a good ‘source’. (Subtle use of drug language to emphasize my level of addiction, no?) Vivace sells
Business Week’s recent positive coverage of Lisa Brummel, Microsoft’s head of Human Resources, has somehow transformed itself into a multimedia extravaganza of pictures and sound. I worked with Lisa for a while, during a brief stint over in MSN, and for some reason I feel the need to say that this article isn’t (all) spin.