April 13, 2008

Groove

Yesterday night, I witnessed an amazing performance by Groove, a group that plays everyday items like instruments. The items included trash cans, giant tubes, kitchenware, and poker cards. I'm not much of a performer, nor do I know much about music, but I thoroughly enjoyed Groove's performance. From that classical-ish piece to the glow-in-the-dark act, I loved them all. And I noticed how mature and composed the performers were, even when the lid of a trash can flew off someone's arm. All in all, Groove's performance was fabulous, and I would love to see them a second time.

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March 27, 2008

Sustainable Botanical Garden

A really ingenious piece:
Inhabitat Link to Garden Article
I wish I could see it in real life. The structures are so huge that, if I were under it, I would be like a cell! ..Unless my math is off and I'm completely wrong.

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March 21, 2008

Poster Critiques

Props to Matt for giving all those clever suggestions; I was even tempted to ask him if he had enough energy to critique my own poster. All in all, the critique was very inspiring.

I also realized today that I have a personal peeve with the use of Courier or similar typewriter-like fonts in a design situation that calls for sophistication. I don't think Courier gives off a business-formal-ish feel.
You can't see me, but I'm squirming.

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February 23, 2008

Grafaktri

I'm back home! Hooray spring/winter break!

Before I forget, I have to record the following:

Grafaktri
WAP John
1200 North Main
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734)665-0717
(734)665-0794 FAX
wapjohn@grafaktri.com

I just know I'm going to lose this business card.

Oh, I would love to be doing what WAP John's doing! And that large "laser-cutter-like thing" that allows you to change how deep you want your cuts? Sweet. And how about the water jet cutter; I didn't even know something like that existed! Water cutting through metal and stone? That's crazy stuff!
I think I just might want to intern there someday.

Anyway, the TMP show went well. It was a real bonding moment for my class, and I've got to say, we rocked.

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February 03, 2008

Sir Ken Robinson on TED

http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/66

What a wonderfully moving speech! I'll admit, I'm in love with TED now because of this talk. It's a bit on the wishful side but thoughtful nonetheless.

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January 25, 2008

The Graphic Imperative

I revisited the exhibit in Slusser; I wanted to see it one last time before it was taken down.
Some of my favorites in the exhibit:


"Racism" by Cedomir Kostovic

"Israel Palestine 2002 Bloodbath" by Yossi Lemel

"Consumption" by Joe Scorsone

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